Many people think the only wineries in Colorado are those on the Western Slope. And while there are 23 wineries in the Grand Valley, there are also 33 operating wineries from Ft. Collins to Castle Rock, all falling under the Front Range region category. One of those wineries is Turquoise Mesa, whose winery and tasting room resides in Broomfield. While their facility maybe in Broomfield, they acquire all their grapes from the Western Slope.
Turquoise Mesa is a family-run operation consisting of husband and wife team, Tom and MaryJoan Bueb, and their daughter Kristin. They also have numerous volunteers who help with their wine production and at festivals. Their Wine Club membership is extensive…maybe that’s because of their quarterly “pick-up parties.”
I happened to stop by during one of those pick-up parties and got to experience a savory BBQ and a barrel tasting of their 2010 Syrah. In addition to the Syrah, I also tasted a sampling of their many whites, reds and blends. My particular favorite was Colorado Crimson, a blend of their 2008 Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre.
The Bueb family makes your tasting room experience pleasant and enjoyable, and can provide valuable information and insights into the world of wine. In addition to their Broomfield facility, they also sell their wines at some Farmers Markets and have a tasting room at Seven Arrows Gallery in Woodland Park.
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