Colorado Wineries – The West Elk Wine Tour

On the south side of Grand Mesa, you will visit the highest vineyards in the world. The vineyards are planted at elevations between 5000 and 7000 feet. Although most of the wines are produced from grapes, some are fruit wines. The West Elks American Viticultural Areas (AVA) surrounds Paonia and Hotchkiss along the North Fork of the Gunnison River.

The area is rich in history, scenic beauty, and the production of world-class wines. The climate supports not only the growth of hardy grapes and premium hybrids, but also more delicate varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc.

Along the West Elk Wine Trail you will truly find that the mountain wine makers are creating new blends with great results. You are sure to find a favorite or at least have fun trying. Many restaurants in the area serve local wine. But you will have more fun on a wine tour.


Blossomwood Cidery
794 NE Indian Camp Ave
Cedaredge, CO 81413
P: 970.856.3220
Directions: From intersection ofHwy 65 and Main St in Cedaredge,Go N .7 miles, Right on IndianCamp Ave, .4 miles on Left side.

(A Tasting Room for Mountain View Winery)
19458 Hwy 65, Cedaredge, CO 81413
Directions: Call 1st for hours. 2 ½ miles N of Cedaredge on Hwy 65.

Stoney Mesa Winery
16199 Happy Hollow Road, Cedaredge, CO 81413
970.856.WINE (9463)

Woody Creek Cellars
Cedaredge, CO 81413
P: 970.901.7575
Directions: Tastings by appt only, please


Surface Creek Winery
12983 Hwy 65, Eckert, CO 81418
P: 970.835.WINE (9463)
Directions: At North Rd intersection on Hwy 65 inEckert (within “Orchard City”). Take Hwy 65, N from Hwy 92


Black Canyon Vineyards
Directions: By appt. only.

Jack Rabbit Hill
26567 North Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
P: 970.835.3677
Directions: Check our website for locations.

Leroux Creek Vineyards
12388 3100 Road, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
P: 970.872.4746
Directions: 3 miles W of Hotchkiss on Hwy 92.Look for blue sign “Leroux Creek Vineyards.”

Lilliputian Winery
31424 Hwy 92, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
P: 970.872.3019
Directions: 3 miles W of Hotchkiss on Hwy 92.

Rhodes Vineyard
Hotchkiss, CO 81419
P: 970.872.4925
Directions: Tastings by appt. only, please call.


Stone Cottage Cellars
41716 Reds Road, Paonia, CO 81428
P: 970.527.3444
Directions: From Paonia – 1 mile E on Hwy 133, Left at StoneCottage Cellars sign onto Garvin Mesa Rd, 1 mile to top ofMesa, Left at Reds Rd, Left to winery.

Terror Creek Winery
17445 Garvin Mesa Road, Paonia, CO 81428
P: 970.527.3484
Directions: From Paonia: 1 mile E. on Hwy 133, Non Garvin Mesa Road to end of the road.

Delicious Orchards Farm Market & North Fork Cellars
1460 Hwy 133, Paonia, CO 81428
P: 970.527.1110

Black Bridge Winery
15836 Black Bridge Road, Paonia, CO 81428
P: 970.527.6838
Directions: just ½ miles NE of Paonia on Hwy 133.Seasonal – please call for hours and event info.

Alfred Eames Cellars at Puesta del Sol Vineyards
11931 4050 Road, Paonia, CO 81428
P: 970.527.3269
Directions: See our website for map. Visitors welcome by appt.

Azura Cellars
16764 Farmers Mine Road, Paonia, CO 81428
P: 970.390.4251
Directions: From Paonia go 1 mile N on Hwy 133 to FarmersMine Rd. L, go 1 mile to Azura Winery/Gallery.


Cottonwood Cellars/The Olathe Winery
5482 Hwy 348, Olathe, CO 81425
P: 970.323.6224
Directions: Hwy 50 to Olathe,W 3.4 mi. on Hwy 348.

Mountain View WineryP: 970.323.6816
Directions: 1.5 miles W of Olathe on Hwy 348.DM5. Red Mountain Ranches