I’m a fourth-generation native Coloradoan, and while I knew we’ve had wineries and vineyards over on the Western Slope for a number of years, I never gave them much thought. After recently returning from a vacation in the San Diego area, where we toured some popular tourist-oriented wineries and discovered the wonderful pastime of wine tasting, my wife and I were told that Colorado wines compare favorably with California’s best, and we could go to wine-tasting events in western Colorado almost all summer long. We’re excited about pursuing our newfound hobby right here in our home state.
Any serious wine aficionados out there who can give me an intelligent assessment of Colorado wines, compared with the wines we tasted in California? We visited Orfila, Belle Marie and Ferrara, if anyone is familiar with them. Any recommendations for Colorado?