Winery Visit – Ciatano Winery

Where can you get a package deal that includes wine tasting, a bottle of wine, a spa treatment and a 1 night stay for two?? Ciatano Winery is the place! Located between Lyons and Estes Park on Hwy 36/66, the winery offers a variety of things to do. So let’s talk wine first.

The winery used to be a tasting room for several other Colorado wineries, but 8 years ago The Gibson Family decided to start selling their own wine. Their winemaker, Tim Merrick, who has 25 years of winemaking experience, crafts a variety of delicious wines. Tim also has his own winery, Zephyr Cellars, and his wines can be purchased at several liquor stores along the Front Range. Ciatano offers a vast assortment of whites, reds and two blends called Bianco Cambiani and Cambiani Rosso. Their grapes come from the Grand Valley and are trucked to their production facility at the winery.

A fun place to taste their wines, is in an old root cellar built into the side of the mountain that has been converted into a wine cellar (see picture below). But most people sample their wines at their main tasting room which overlooks their stocked fishing pond and the surrounding mountains. This is a great place to bring your kids and let them do some fishing while the adults enjoy Ciatano’s wines! If you are having too much fun and don’t want to leave, the “Rock N’ River” (as they call the entire spread) offers modern and rustic rooms. The 7 rooms are open year-round and all contain microwaves and refrigerators.

Additionally, the “Rock N’ River” offers spa treatments at their La Bellezza. Here you can relax during a massage, or have a facial, wrap or scrub. As you can see there is a lot to do at Ciatano Winery, whether you want to stop by for an hour on your way to Rocky Mountain National Park, or spend a night or two at the “Rock N’ River.”

 

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