If you would describe yourself as a wine lover and connoisseur, you’re likely no stranger to hunting down Denver’s best wineries that best fit your tastes. When it comes to a deep devotion to wine, Denver may be less advanced in its fondness compared to Napa Valley or Bordeaux. However, the Mile High City is home to some authentic and quality wineries. Each winery satisfies the varied tastes of wine lovers all around the area.
3563 Wazee St, Denver, CO, 80216
The first winery lives in the popular RiNo neighborhood. Inspired by the history of America, this stylish spot transports you to the ’20s. A time of prohibition which warranted a deeper appreciation for wine. The inspiration is apparent in the venue filled with antique furniture, chandeliers, elegant touches, and a funky patio, making it a hot spot for wedding parties. Additionally, Bigsby’s offers light bites and a heavy selection of wines from vineyards all over the country. Owners, Chad and Marla Yetka, are certified wine experts and seek to introduce Denver to a quality wine experience otherwise available in popular wine regions. So, check out the cellar door or tasting room at Bigsby’s for an authentic experience of quality wines.
1336 27th St, Denver, CO 80205
Probably the most decorated winery on our list is Noble Riot. This wine bar boasts attention, earning its spot on various “best wine” bar lists from Tasting Table to Denver Westword to Esquire. To begin, this unique spot holds a trendy ambiance located in the heart of RiNo and is right next to the Denver Central Market. Here you can enjoy yummy bites from their light menu paired with a delicious and varied selection of wines. At this bar, you will have no problem owning your passion for wine, meeting like-minded staff and customers educated on all things wine. So, visit Noble Riot for a happening experience of the grape.
1946 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80229
Balistreri Vineyards is an established winery north of LoDo. The Balistreri family created this vineyard in an attempt to develop natural and authentic wine free of sulfates and additives. Nothing short of a success, Balistreri imports their wine from local vineyards and ferments the grapes on site creating delicious and unique wines. The menu consists of gourmet seasonal foods and maybe their most well-known orange wine, developed using white grapes and a natural filtering process. Additionally, this winery adopts a sense of community from the Sicilian tradition of sharing wine with friends and family. Stop by for an unforgettable experience including handcrafted wines and warm, friendly vibes.
There are plenty of wineries in Denver for fellow oenophiles and connoisseurs. Perhaps your hunt is not over yet. However, we hope after reading this list of local wineries it’s closer to nearing the end. Now get drinking!