"I left the oceans for the mountains, and traded a cozy retirement to work the land, grow grapes, and make wine."
Cyndi and Brian surfaced in Paonia June 2015, escaping the rat race and finding the "community" they sought in the North Fork Valley. They immediately commenced their "endless endeavor" on their 7 acre farmette, pursuing gardening, grape-growing, and winemaking dreams.
Our winery and vineyard is located on Pitkin Mesa one mile from downtown Paonia in the North Fork Valley. Amidst the beautiful West Elk Mountains, the 360 degree view encompasses the Valley, Mt. Lamborn and Land's End, Gunnison Mountain, The Raggeds, and nearby Black Canyon and Grand Mesa. Our south facing vineyard features fertile clay loam, kept lush in the high desert by Fire Mountain Canal irrigation.
Where the Old World meets the New! Our young vineyard features the latest varieties of cold hardy North American hybrid grapes (Petite Pearl, Traminette, Crimson Pearl, Verona, and Itasca) that promise New World wines challenging the quality of Old World vinifera. Combined with vinifera wines produced from Colorado's Grand Valley AVA grapes. we offer a wide variety of wines and styles that provide an unmatched wine tasting experience..
Comfortable and private lodging on our small winery and vineyard 1 mile north of Paonia on Colorado's western slope. Spacious (more than 600 square feet) mini-apartment with bedroom, bath (tub with shower) and great room with kitchenette. Private access via outdoor stairway next to the winery tasting room and patio. Quiet and peaceful, the guest quarters is above the winery with spectacular views of the mountains, sunrise, and sunset. The tasting room and patio are typically open 11 AM to 6 PM (Memorial Day through October), so there will be some activity during these hours. The patio is available privately for guests before 11 AM and after 6 PM. Enjoy this quaint and relaxing country setting, conveniently located within minutes of several other West Elks AVA wineries.
Located in the midst of the West Elks Mountains, surrounded by vineyards and hay fields, the bright 2nd floor B&B features an east-facing great room that provides magnificent views of the Raggeds, Mt Gunnison, the West Elks, and the North Fork Valley below. At night, enjoy the dark night sky and be awed by the clarity of the Milky Way. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of the host's wine while taking in the views in quiet serenity.
For information on private tastings or event rentals, send us an e-mail or call.. We'll get right back to you.
15566 Fire Mountain Road, Paonia, Colorado 81428, United States
Wed - Sun and Holidays: 11am to 6pm
Memorial Day Weekend May 24 to November 3
Closed Monday and Tuesday