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Barreling into Spring!

Its going to be busy in the Grand Valley this weekend….the “Barreling into Spring” event is taking place! The event is organized by the Grand Valley Winery Association, which includes 8 wineries:

  1. Canyon Wind Cellars
  2. Carlson Vineyards
  3. DeBeque Canyon Winery
  4. Garfield Estates
  5. Grande River Vineyards
  6. Graystone Winery
  7. Plum Creek Cellars
  8. Two Rivers Winery

Each winery offers a little different variety…from fruit wines to traditional wines to port. I would tell you to get your ticket and stop on in at theses wineries, but the event is sold out! If you are in the mood for a visit to the Grand Valley this weekend, there are 15 other wineries that will have their tasting rooms open and invite you to stop on by.

I will be selling and signing my book – Exploring Colorado Wineries-Guidebook & Journal at DeBeque Canyon Winery on Saturday, May 18 from 11 to 3 and Sunday, May 19 also from 11 to 3 at Plum Creek Cellars.

With our warm weather and the beginning of summer approaching, its time to “Explore and Enjoy” Colorado wines!!


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Presentation – Boulder Bookstore

A fun-filled evening is planned for Thursday, May 16 at the Boulder Bookstore. Join author Paula Mitchell of Exploring Colorado Wineries guidebook for a 30 minute presentation on “Traveling through Colorado’s Wine Country.” Following Paula’s talk will be the opportunity to taste wine from Boulder Creek Winery, which will be paired with cheeses and meats from Cured.

The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the bookstore, located at 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder 80302.

Spread the word and join us for an incredible evening!

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Wine Festival – The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

The place to be Saturday, September 29 or Sunday, September 3o is the Harvest Festival at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.  Wine, food and the arts will take center stage as this year’s harvest and grape crush are celebrated. There is no admission charge to Harvest Fest, and parking is free. The festival itself will be on the winery grounds in Cañon City – 3011 E. Hwy 50. Saturday’s hours are 10:00-6:00 and Sunday from 10:00-5:00.

Wine: enjoy sampling all 15 of the winery’s delicious wines…you can even purchase bottles to take home with you!

Food includes: a Mexican buffet from All Seasons Catering of Pueblo, crepes by A La Carte of Westcliffe, freshly baked breads and local cheeses and BBQ from Island Style BBQ. Colon Family Orchards will roast fresh chili peppers and sell home-grown produce.

Music includes: Blues, Spanish, Brazilian  jazz, rock-n-roll and Mariachi.

Artists and crafters: Ingrid Willard, who won the winery’s Harvest Fest 2012 art competition, will be on hand to autograph posters. Many other artists and crafters will have their wares on display to sell.

This year’s author, Paula Mitchell of Denver, Colorado, will be selling and autographing her most recent guidebook, Exploring Colorado Wineries. Paula has toured all the wineries in the book, and has a plethora of information about each one.

For the kids: (and adults, too!!) the Corn Maze, planted on 10 acres will be a fun time. Anyone who makes it through the maze can pick out a free pumpkin at the end. Jump-Around of Cañon City is hosting safe, affordable fun for the younger set. Hay rides around the Abbey property are also in the mix of fun entertainment.

For more information, call the winery directly at 1-877-HCA-WINE (877-422-9463) or send an email to

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Book Signing – St. Kathryn Cellars and Talon Winery

In addition to all the festivities during the Colorado Mountain Winefest, I will be doing a special book signing at St. Kathryn Cellars and Talon Winery on Sunday, September 16. I’ll be at their tasting room from 10 – 11:45 a.m.

If you are into fruit-based wines, St. Kathryn Cellars produces a wide variety…. from cherry to lavender. If you enjoy the more traditional wines, Talon Winery produces some awesome classic wines.

Stop on by to sample some of their delicious wines and grab a copy of my book – Exploring Colorado Wineries.

See you there!


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Book Signing – Pappas Cigars & The Village Greek

If you are thinking delicious Greek food and/or smoking some fine Cuban cigars, then you need to be at The Village Greek Restaurant and Stanley Pappas Cigars on Friday, August 25. I’ll be there selling and signing my book  – Exploring Colorado Wineries – as well. In addition, Michael Giannini of La Gloria Cubana will be sharing his knowledge about Cuban cigars.

The festivities are from 6 to 9 p.m. at 6886 S. Clinton Street in Greenwood Village. This is right across the street from the Target store on Arapahoe and I-25. It is open to the public and there is no cover charge.

While I’m not a cigar smoker, I understand that Michael Giannini is quite renowned and an expertise in the field of cigars. What I do know is Greek food and The Village Greek serves incredible dishes that make your mouth water and your taste buds go crazy! I’m thinking baklava.

The Villager newspaper wrote an article about the restaurant and cigar store (see below).

See you Friday!!

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Wine Festival – Castle Rock Winefest

The 9th Annual Castle Rock Winefest at The Grange is this Saturday, July 21 from noon to 6 p.m.

This is an incredible opportunity to sample some of Colorado’s best wines, all at one location.

Paula Mitchell (me!) will also be there selling/signing my book – Exploring Colorado Wineries-Guidebook & Journal. I’ll also be the presenter at the 4 p.m. Demonstration Tent. You can learn about my winery tour, tasting room etiquette and simple ways to increase your wine knowledge.

Its easy to get to The Grange…take I-25 to the Meadows/Founders Pkwy (near the Castle Rock Outlet Mall), head west on Meadows Pkwy to the intersection of Meadows Pkwy / Morningview Dr /Coachline Rd….. See you there!!

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Booking Signing at Colorado Winery Row

If you are looking for a fun evening event, stop by Colorado Winery Row this Friday, July 20. Their “Fridays Uncorked” will be featuring Jo Myers and the Mama’s Boys, with food trucks from The Crock Spot, Denver Cupcake Truck and Chocolate Lab Denver. The activities take place from 5 – 8 p.m. And of course, there is plenty of wine to sample or purchase by the glass.

I will be there selling and signing my book – Exploring Colorado Wineries – Guidebook & Journal and offering a 15% discount. The book is an excellent way to discover Colorado’s wineries. It also makes a great gift for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or corporate thank yous.

See you this Friday!!

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Winery Visit – D’Vine Wine, Home of Wild Women Wine

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy wine in downtown Denver, you need to stop at D’Vine Wine, aka Wild Women Wine. The winery and tasting room is located just 1 block off the 16th Street Mall on Champa (1660 Champa). D’Vine Wine is a little different than most Colorado wineries, as they source their grapes from California, but make their wine here. They have 17 varietals to choose from. I tasted a few and enjoyed the “Skinny Bitch” which is a Sauvignon Blanc. Its name comes from a wine called “Fat Bastard” that owners, Charlene and Ross Meriwether, used to drink when they lived in Texas. My favorite was “Hot Stiletto” which is a Zinfadel/Syrah blend. Besides the interesting names, D’Vine Wine’s labels are artwork onto themselves. Local artist, Jill Neal, creates all of the winery’s labels.

If you have ever thought about making your own wine, you can do so at Wild Women Wine. One of the pictures below shows bottles hanging on the wall. All of them depict wines and labels that were made at the winery. If you have a wedding, anniversary, holiday or corporate event coming up, this is a great way to express yourself.

In addition to tastings, Wild Women Wine also offers live music on Friday and Saturday nights. It is best to make reservations as the winery fills up quickly.

On Sunday, June 24 from 2-5 p.m. I will be doing a book signing at D’Vine Wine. It is only for their VIP Club members, so sign up to be a member and join us on June 24 for fun and wine!

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