The farm was purchased in 1993. It was an apple orchard at the time. As picking cost for the apples exceeded the value of the apples, a lot of apple firewood was sold. In 1994, 15 different varieties of sweet cherries and 17 different grape varieties were planted at the main vineyard in Palisade. In 1997 I built the winery in Palisade. Another Palisade vineyard site was purchased in 2005 and was planted in 2006. With two producing vineyards in Palisade, the tasting room was added in 2011. This is a passion and I'm not finished yet!
Hermosa Vineyards in Palisade is part of the Grand Valley AVA, an oasis in the desert. It is the heart and soul of Colorado's wine country. The vineyards in Palisade that support the wineries capitalize on hot sunlight-drenched days, cool nights, and water from the snow capped peaks, of the upper Colorado River Basin, to grow some of the finest fruit available, anywhere.
If you like the great outdoors, fresh air, gorgeous views, and great wines, come visit the winery in Palisade. There is something for everyone here in the Grand Valley.
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