Palisade, Colorado and Surrounding Area

Wine Country Inn, located in the heart of Colorado’s popular wine industry in Palisade, has much to offer harried city dwellers. Imagine rocking on our porches or your personal patio and sipping a glass of wine produced from grapes grown right on the property. Now, that’s a Vineyard Retreat!

After you’ve relaxed in our hot tub or cooled off in our seasonal pool, you will be ready to visit orchards, wineries, shops or galleries nearby, then take in dinner at the Inn or local restaurant. Year-around events make life interesting in Palisade, no matter the time of the year.

Even when the weather chills down, our wineries and local fruit producers have tasting and showrooms with wonderful products for you to sample and purchase. Once you’ve caught your breath and rested up, there are adventures awaiting for you on our bike trails, on the beautiful alpine Grand Mesa or the magnificent Colorado River.

We’re a tank of gas away from Denver and Salt Lake City or a few hours flight from most points in the U.S.

Fresh organic yellow peaches in blue wooden buschel basket with peach halves sitting on rustic wooden table
Fresh organic yellow peaches in blue wooden buschel basket with peach halves sitting on rustic wooden table
Wine and cheese picnic
Wine and cheese picnic
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Farmer crossing sign along road in wine vineyard
Farmer crossing sign along road in wine vineyard

Grand Valley Wineries & Vineyards

As our Wine Estate, Grande River Vineyards next door is a convenient stop to taste our newest releases or just to hang out in the comfortable Tasting Room or Cozy Loft. In summer, guests enjoy our outdoor porches or the Pavilion on the lawn. GRV offers food along with our wine, private winery tours and catered small events.

The Legacy Wine Club can ship your bottles or case purchases to you to most states in the USA. If you want gifts to take home, we also have a wide selection of area specialty foods, T-shirts and gear and other wine-themed souvenirs.

When you leave our Wine Estate Gateway to Palisade, we invite you to visit the two dozen or more wineries in our Grand Valley AVA.

Peachfork Winery
Plum Creek Winery
Red Fox Cellars
Sauvage Spectrum Estate Winery
Shiras Winery
Stoney Mesa Winery
St. Kathryn Cellars
Summit Cellars
Two Rivers Winery
Two Swedes Glog
Two Winery & Farm House
The Ordinary Fellow
Talbot & Sons Llc
Talon Wines
Varaison Vineyards & Winery
Two Rivers Winery
Vines 79
Whitewater Hill Vineyards

Local Events

Clearly, Peachfest in August and Winefest in September are the premier events of the year because they epitomize what makes Palisade unique: peaches and wine. The themes may change, but the enthusiasm of citizens is what buoys the community throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an event, please don’t hesitate to call us! 970-464-5777

January Winery Tasting Rooms, Local Restaurants Pair Wine and Food
February Valentine’s Day
April Palisade International Honeybee Festival, Downtown Plaza
Edesia: A Palisade Culinary, Wine & Spirits Adventure, Wine Country Inn
Palisade Art Lovers’ Annual Peach Blossom Art Show, Veterans Memorial Building
Barrel into Spring Tastings, Local Wineries
May Brews & Shoes Festival, Downtown
Barrel into Spring Tastings, Local Wineries
Mother’s Day Victorian Tea, Wine Country Inn
June Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival, Riverbend Park
Live in the Grapevines, Grande River Vineyards to benefit Colorado Discover Ability
Sunday Market, Downtown
July Fourth of July Parade, Downtown
Fourth Annual Colorado Lavender Festival, Memorial Park, other venues
Live in the Grapevines, Grande River Vineyards to benefit Child & Migrant Workers
Edesia Wine Dinner at Wine Country Inn
Sunday Market, Downtown
August Palisade Peach Festival
Live in the Grapevines, Grande River Vineyards to benefit Marillac Health
Sunday Market, Downtown
September Colorado Mountain Winefest, Riverbend Park
Color Sunday Leaf Peeping, Grand Mesa
Sunday Market, Downtown
October Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, Memorial Park
November Vineyard Thanksgiving, Wine Country Inn
The Blue Pig Gallery, Chocolate Walk, Downtown
December Olde Fashioned Christmas, Downtown
Victorian Christmas Teas, Wine Country Inn

Area Attractions

No matter what the season, there are many activities and sights to entice you.

  • Alpaca Farms
  • Bike Touring
  • Birding
  • Blue Pig Gallery
  • Camping, Colorado State Parks
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain Winefest
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Colorado River Float Trips
  • Cross Orchards Historic Farm
  • Colorado Farm and Orchard Tours
  • Dinosaur Digs/Museum of Western
  • Dinosaur Journey, Museum of Western Colorado
  • Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, Grand Mesa
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
  • Golf, Public and Private Courses
  • Horseback Riding
  • Iron Mountain Hot Springs
  • Lavender Farms, Shop
  • Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area
  • McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum of Western Colorado
  • Palisade Plunge
  • Restaurants
  • Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
  • Skiing: Downhill, Cross Country, Powderhorn Ski Resort
  • Snowmobile Tours, Grand Mesa
  • Tilman Bishop Wildlife Refuge
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms
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