Colorado’s wine country is spectacular to visit all year long. In spring, the peach orchards are blossoming. In summer, the sun is shining and the vines are ripening. In early fall, the harvest begins … but have you considered visiting Palisade in the winter for a unique wine country experience? When you visit Colorado’s wine country in winter, there will not only be fewer crowds, lower prices, and seasonal events, but you’ll get a truly intimate and authentic wine country experience. Here are some of our favorite ways to explore Palisade in the winter.

1. Sip and ski

Did you know that you can ski just outside of Colorado’s wine country? Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa is just a 35-minute drive outside of Palisade. Hit the slopes during the day and cozy up with a glass of wine and a lovely meal in Palisade afterward.

Learn more: powderhorn.com

2. Take a fairytale wine tour

Be the main character by taking a horse-drawn carriage ride in the snow. Let JR’s Carriage take you around to any of the more than 25 wineries in Palisade as you taste your way through Colorado’s idyllic wine country this winter.

Book a tour: jrscarriage.com

3. Enjoy a snow day

When was the last time you truly enjoyed a snow day? There are a ton of great trails around Palisade for you to get outside and play in the snow. From cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding, there are countless ways to enjoy a snow day in Palisade.

Discover trails: alltrails.com/us/colorado/palisade