For those of you who don't already know, Palisade was founded on April 4, 1904, which makes it probably the youngest town in the Grand Valley. Palisade excels at growing things: peaches, grapes, cherries, lavender, and so forth. It may be known as the Peach Capital of Colorado, but I'll take the grapes. Palisade is in the heart of Colorado wine country, and those grapes get turned into some mighty fine wines. Let's start the tour by exploring downtown Palisade, which has a lot of neat craft shops, art galleries, etc, etc. One of my favorite art galleries is the Blue Pig, which is featured below.
I like just hanging out in Palisade because I usually always find something interesting (old buildings, etc).
Palisade is all about produce. I recently got a few pounds of really sweet cherries at Kathy's Orchard. Good thing too, cause cherry season is just about over. I think peaches are picked in August. I would like grapes to be in season all year long.
Palisade vineyards and wineries come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fancy. Some are unpretentious. But they are all special to my way of thinking. We have Carlson Vineyards, Colorado Cellars, Colterris Winery, DeBeque Winery, Grand River Vineyards, and Varaison Vineyards to name a few. I wish I could include photos of every one, but the tour would be way too long. I am going to feature Colterris this time because of their fantastic landscaping.
And if you're not into wine, Palisade also has cideries and a brewery.
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