Maison La Belle Vie Winery
“House of the beautiful life”
John grew up in the Loire Valley in France, where his family had been making wine for the past 150 years. Maison la Belle Vie (French for “House of Beautiful Life”) was planted in 2003. The first vintages from the 4.5 acre vineyard were 2006 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Rose and Muscat, a dessert wine that is traditional in the Loire Valley in France.
2011 Maison la Belle Vie added 3 Reserves, a Merlot, Syrah and a Petit Verdot all aged for 4 years, as well as the famous Vin de Peche, a Muscat, fortified with peaches – a recipe from John’s family that has been handed down through the generations since the late 1800’s. The newest addition is a hand crafted walnut liquor that is simply delicious.
Mr. Barbier’s experience and expertise in winemaking and his intimate knowledge of the arid high-desert region of western Colorado has helped in Barbier’s transition from growing fruit in France to fruit Colorado. The age-old practice of “dry-farming” is still used today in their vineyard allowing them to achieve maximum results by adding to the complexity and flavor of the fruit.
“We respect our vineyard and those who supply us grapes. We strive for a minimalist approach with our wine so the content of the bottle will always reflect an unmanipulated purity for the grape to shine.”
Amy’s Courtyard, located on the property of Maison La Belle Vie Winery in Palisade is a charming and hospitable place for gatherings of friends, family, and business associates for special events such as weddings, private parties, reunions, retreats, dinners, receptions, and luncheons. Just minutes from Grand Junction, this beautiful property is named after owner John Barbier’s daughter, Amy.
Amy’s Courtyard specializes in catered events – from casual to formal – with wine dinners, buffets, plated or family-style dining, and wine and cheese tasting. The lovely landscaped grounds are perfect for seasonal al fresco events, both day and evening. Enjoy gracious ambiance, fine food, wine, and hospitality in traditional European style at Amy’s Courtyard
Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm
Monday through Sunday 11am-6pm
3575 G Road
Palisade, Colorado 81526