Winery Visit – D’Vine Wine-Manitou Springs

I can’t say enough about the fun, welcoming atmosphere at D’Vine Wine-Manitou Springs. Not only are owners, Tracy and Dean Fagner, great people, but so are their employees. Obviously D’Vine Wine is located in Manitou Springs, which is a creative, artistic town where you never know what you are going to see. The town’s motto is “Keep Manitou Weird.” If you have never been there, or its been awhile, the town offers shopping, art galleries, restaurants and a HUGE penny arcade. It is also the launching point of the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad.  In other words, there is a lot to do in Manitou…but let’s talk wine!!

D’Vine Wine is a little different than most Colorado wineries because they get their grapes from all over the world. Because of that, they are able to offer a wide variety of wines that other Colorado wineries don’t offer. While they receive their grapes from other sources, they blend, ferment and bottle their wines onsite. All their production is done by hand and volunteers from their VIP Club pitch in to help.

One of my favorites is “Tracy’s Chardonnay” which is a dry, crisp, fruit-forward wine. Another differentiation for D’Vine Wine is the water they use to make two of their wines. They use water straight from the mineral springs fountains located through town! Their Raspberry Pinot Noir uses water from Ute Chief Mineral Springs and their Malbec is made with Stratton Spring water.

At D’Vine Wine you can stop in for a taste, attend one of their tasting parties, hold your own tasting party or create your own custom wine blend. If you have never made wine before, its a fun activity. The winery’s staff walks you through the entire process, and you even get to create your own label. In looking through their label scrapbook, wines had been made for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and corporate events.

The next time you are in Manitou Springs, D’Vine Wine is a must stop!

 

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