Avanti Winery is located just across the street from Southwest Plaza in Littleton, which makes it very convenient to do a little shopping and tasting at the same time. Owner, Jim “Griff” Griffin began the shop as a way to promote other Colorado wineries before he started his own winery. So if you are looking for a place to purchase a wide variety of Colorado wines, Avanti Winery is your one-stop shop.
Griff is a fun guy who likes to talk and tell stories. Whether you are new to tasting rooms or a seasoned veteran, Griff makes you feel right at home. He has been in Colorado for a long time and his wife, Jan, is a Colorado native, so they can help you plan a visit to Colorado’s wineries as well as other sites if you are interested.
The winery hosts several parties throughout the year, usually one each month except for July and August. There is one coming up soon that will feature Avanti wines and those from Whitewater Hill Vineyards located in the Grand Valley. There will be wine, food and cigars, and in exchange for a bottle of wine purchase you will receive a 10 minute massage.
Griff opened a bottle of his new The Bambinos, a delicious red blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Malbec. The bottle’s label features his three dogs, Avanti, Niko and Gracie.
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