Colorado Urban Winefest

Yesterday, we attended the 2nd annual Colorado Urban Winefest in downtown Denver. I’m so glad we got there early, as it eventually got too hot to enjoy wine. The day started with coffee in Larimer Square.

coffee

I sported my new Audrey hat.

hat

After brunch at the always-charming Bistro Vendome, we headed for the Winefest on the grounds outside of the DCPA. We saw some Colorado favorites (Canyon Wind, Whitewater Hill) and discovered many amazing wineries that were new to us:

  • Guy Drew: the crispest whites around. I didn’t realize until we were leaving that the kind and knowledgable gentleman pouring for us was actually Guy Drew!
  • Col. Clifton DeBeQue’s Tart & Twangy bloody mary mix: if you secretly sip the pickle juice from the jar after all the pickles are gone, this is for you. Col. DeBeQue also has the cutest sales schtick that he does with his son.
  • Leroux Creek Vineyards: the My Cherry Amour will be perfect with barbeque later this week.
  • Maison Le Belle Vie: the Vin de Peche is summer in a bottle.

My one suggestion for next year: hold it in Washington Park or City Park if possible. The lack of shade caused us to leave much earlier than we might have otherwise. Overall, it was a great time with folks who are passionate about Colorado’s wine and produce!

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