"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 vineyard and winery 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, our 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 Old World wines produced from Colorado's Grand Valley 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. 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/patio. Quiet and peaceful, the guest quarters is above the winery and set off from Fire Mountain Rd. The tasting room is open May through October, so there will be some activity during operating hours. The patio is available privately for guests before Noon and after 6 PM. Enjoy this quaint and relaxing country setting, conveniently located within minutes of several other West Elks/North Fork Valley wineries.
Located in the midst of the West Elks Mountains, surrounded by our vineyard and hay fields, the bright 2nd floor Bed & Breakfast features an east-facing great room that provides magnificent views of the Raggeds, Mt Gunnison, the West Elks, and the North Fork Valley below. Morning sunrises and evening sunsets can be special, especially when the full moon rises above the mountain skyline. At night, experience the dark night sky and be awed by the clarity of the Milky Way. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of the host's wine (multiple night stays) while taking in the views in quiet serenity.
For information on private tastings, event rentals, or appointments, send an e-mail or call. We'll get right back to you.
15566 Fire Mountain Road, Paonia, Colorado 81428, United States
Tasting Room Closed for Season
Wine Sales Available at the Winery - Call Ahead for Arrangements