A few weeks ago we went to Palisade, Colorado’s wine country. It was our first weekend getaway since moving back to the States and it was so good for the soul. We winery hopped, stumbled upon an Oktoberfest food truck, and rode bikes. The hotel we stayed in was perfect, and we had such a great time. I highly recommend making the trip to Palisade, Colorado if you ever have the chance!
Where We Stayed
Spoke and Vine Motel is an old motel that was renovated to be minimalist and perfect for Palisade. They have a motel bar, an outdoor patio that is fenced in and kid & dog friendly, and bike rentals and storage. My favorite feature however is their complimentary breakfast delivered to your room every morning! There is nothing better than breakfast in bed. Spoke and Vine is within walking distance to wineries, food, and downtown Palisade. It’s the perfect place to stay when you explore Colorado’s wine country. Click here for more information.
We went to two wineries in the morning, let the babies take a little siesta, and then biked to two more in the afternoon. I love being able to bike to wineries!
Colterris at the Overlook – This winery had a cute indoor tasting room and an amazing outdoor courtyard. We did a tasting, and on our last one, we walked through vineyards to get to the overlook. The Colterris Overlook had amazing panoramic views of the Colorado River. It is a long walk to the overlook, so we recommend saving this for your last wine.
Restoration – I love the vibe of this winery! They have a huge outdoor green space, surrounded by vineyards, with Adirondack chairs that you can grab and and sit wherever you’d like. They bring out the next wine in your tasting to you, which is pretty impressive, especially on a busy day. On weekends they have a food truck and you can find that schedule on their Instagram. We just happened to be there when they had an Oktoberfest food truck menu, which was so perfect for us! The food was delicious, and their apple streusel was phenomenal.
Maison La Belle Vie Winery – This winery was only a nine minute bike ride from the Spoke and Vine! It has an amazing outdoor patio that gives off French countryside vibes. They have wine tastings or wines by the glass or bottle and a full food menu. We split the meat and cheese board – so perfect!
Carboy – Carboy was the perfect ending to our day of wineries. It has a great view of Mount Garfield and the Book Cliff Mountains. There are plenty of options on where to drink your wine – the indoor tasting room, the green space near the vineyards, or panoramic rooftop patio. The patio had great vibes and amazing views. There was also live music when we first arrived.
Where We Ate
Diorio’s of Palisade – We had this on Friday night when we arrived in Palisade. Diorio’s has amazing pizza. Truly exactly what we needed, and their pizzas are HUGE. We walked to pick it up and ate it on Spoke and Vine’s outdoor patio. We had plenty of leftovers to take home too.
Food Trucks – A lot of the wineries either have food themselves or have food trucks that rotate throughout the month. I’ve never had a bad food truck experience, and our Oktoberfest one at Restoration was amazing.
Palisade Brewing Company – After our day exploring Colorado’s wine country, we walked into downtown Palisade and ended up at the Palisade Brewing Company. They had a great outdoor terrace, live music, and really really good food. It was the perfect way to end our day!
Other Things To Do in Colorado’s Wine Country
The famous (and really really delicious) Palisade peaches come from Palisade, Colorado of course. There are plenty of fruit stands and a farmers market downtown for you to try their produce. During peak season, there are also U-pick fruit orchards and farms. Some other unique fun activities to do in Palisade are to visit one of the few lavender farms and take an alpaca farm tour at Suncrest Orchard.
There are also all of the outdoor activities – hiking, biking, rafting, etc. The Colorado National Monument and the Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range (a wild horse reserve!) are close to Palisade.
Overall, we had such a great weekend getaway to Colorado’s wine country. I wish we had more time to explore the farms and do some hikes, but hopefully we’ll be able to make another trip out there next summer. We highly recommend taking a trip out to Palisade, Colorado!
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