The word tour, derived from the Latin for "circle," describes the shape tour groups create as they surround and attack their "guide," which is French for "fact piñata." Obtain candied information by any means necessary with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a tour of four wineries in the Denver area with tastings and lunch from 5280 Wine Tour Co. (a $150 value).
Escorting visitors through some of the area's finest wine watering holes, 5280 Wine Tour Co.'s enthusiastic guides explain grape-based evolution from vine to vino. The approximately four-hour journey begins when mouths and their hosts meet at a designated pickup spot to board a luxury bus or van ferrying equipped sippers to four wineries situated throughout Denver.
Sips of sangria begin the tongue-staining ceremonies before a knowledgeable guide delves into the details of the wine, the vines, and the hidden secrets of the soil's showgirl past. Wine tastings ensue at each setting, allowing tongues to revel in sweet nectars normally reserved for overactive hummingbirds. Fermented flavors are complemented not only by babbling imbibers, but also a light lunch of cheese, crackers, fruit, aged meat, and chocolates. Tours end back at the central pickup site, which is near both parking and local transportation.
Each winery boasts a small, intimate venue for local liquid lovers to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and take in handfuls of information from vintners and other humble hosts. Tours are offered seasonally from February to October from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and must be reserved online.
- All in all, this was an awesome day tour of the city and CO wines are definitely worth trying and learning about! – Jenny S., Yelp, 7/19/10
- I know that other places in Colorado grow and bottle some great wines – Palisade, Ft. Collins, etc., but it’s awesome to know that right here in the Denver area, we have some really fine wine going on. – Doniree Walker, Nomadic Foodie
Central Business District
1660 Champa St.
Denver, Colorado 80202Get Directions