So who has the largest selection of Colorado wines available for purchase?? Without a doubt that is Wines of Colorado! Located on Hwy 24 in Cascade, which is just west of Manitou Springs, the store sits at the entrance to the Pikes Peak road and Santa’s Workshop. While the liquor license for Wines of Colorado is held by Minturn Cellars, the store carries wine from just about every Colorado winery, and has been in business since 1998.
Their tasting room is unique in the fact that you can sample wines from a variety of Colorado wineries. You can also purchase a glass of any wine for $5.95. If you want to purchase a bottle and drink it while you dine at their restaurant, there is no uncorking fee. Speaking of their restaurant, they have a wonderful menu specializing in buffalo burgers, lasagne and meatloaf, and also feature a wine burger. They have a relaxing indoor sitting area as well as an outdoor area right by the creek. Wines of Colorado has won numerous awards for both its food and dining experiences.
Besides being able to purchase a variety of wines from Colorado, the store also has a vast selection of wine-related products for your home or for gifts.
Owner Marv Parliament has a unique story to tell, and Wines of Colorado’s website says it better than I can…click here to be linked to his story.
A stop at Wines of Colorado can fulfill many needs…sampling a variety of Colorado wines, purchasing Colorado wines, enjoying a delicious meal, keeping the kids happy at Santa’s Workshop and driving to the top of Pikes Peak (may be best to drive to the top PRIOR to sampling wine!!)