Cottonwood Cellars & The Olathe Winery, 5482 Highway 348, Olathe, 970-323-6224 April 1 to Memorial Weekend & Oct 15 to Dec 31: Fri & Sat 11 am to 5 pm; Memorial Weekend to Oct 15: Wed to Sat 11 am to 6 pm. Or by appointment. Call for tours & special events.
Colorado Winery Row, 4950 Pecos, Unit H-A, Denver, 720-855-6500. Hours: Noon–5 p.m. Friday–Saturday or by appointment.
Coffee at the Point Tasting Room, 710 E. 26th Street, Denver, 303-521-5555. Hours: Daily 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Cowbelles Tasting Room, 214 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 719-687-4334. Hours: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday or by appointment.
Winemaker: Keith Read
Case production: 3,500—4,000/year
Best bottle from the winemaker’s perspective: “Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: Full bodied, varietally correct and balanced. These wines are not made every year and take a special harvest. They are consistent from vintage to vintage. They have been known to age very will in excess of 10 years. They are truly designed for the committed Cabernet lover,” Diana says.
- 2005 Classic Blend (Cottonwood), Best in Show Red, 2011 Celebration of Premier Colorado Wines
Prices: $17 for Cottonwood label. $12 for Olathe label
Wine club: Cellar Rat Wine Club includes two bottles of discounted wine each quarter. Free membership includes free tastings, wine discounts and event invites.