West Elks and North Fork Wine Tours
Paonia, Hotchkiss and Cedaredge, ColoradoThe West Elks AVA around Paonia and Hotchkiss in Delta County of western Colorado is the hottest new place for wine touring.
Drink in “il dolce far niente” and a glass of hand-crafted wine on the patio overlooking the stunning North Fork valley of the Gunnison River at the foot of the West Elk mountains. The surrounding vineyards of the West Elks AVA, which are the highest in elevation on the continent, produce distinctive Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cayuga and Chamborcin varieties. The mood of the West Elks and Surface Creek tour is slower-paced, more intimate focus on fresh local organic food, drink and crafts.
Many of the businesses we visit graciously extend tours and tasting for free or for a small charge. They appreciate your business and would love for you to purchase some of their products. No worries about your purchases: our vehicles have plenty of room and your driver will carry them for you.