Colorado Wine

Alfred Eames Cellars’ Carmena Receives Best In Show Recognition at 2023 Colorado Uncorked

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB), part of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, proudly announced the winner of the 2023 Best in Show award on Friday evening at Colorado Uncorked. Of the 12 wines selected to comprise the 2023 Governor’s Cup Collection, Alfred Eames Cellars received the Best in Show award for its 2019 Carmena. Alfred Eames Cellars is located at Puesta del Sol Vineyards three miles south of Paonia, Colorado in the West Elks AVA. Their wines are available at many retail wine shops, tasting rooms and liquor stores throughout Colorado. 

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Colorado Wine Industry Development Board Meeting; a closeup of grapes on the vine, a view of Western Slope vineyard in Palisade with Mt. Garfield in the background, bottles of wine age on racks

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) will meet in person. CWIDB members and the public can also join the meeting virtually using Zoom.

View a preliminary draft of the agenda for Aug 24th meeting.

The public may join this meeting as follows:

Join via Zoom

Zoom information:
Meeting ID: 823 9562 4968
Passcode: 397369

Call 720.304.3406 for additional information.

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Colorado Wine Industry Development Board Names New Executive Director

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB), a Governor-appointed board that is part of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, is announcing the appointment of Kyle Schlachter as the Board’s Executive Director. Schlachter previously served as the Marketing Coordinator for the CWIDB and steps into the role of Director following the retirement of the Board’s former Director of 23 years, Doug Caskey.

Colorado State Fair Returns with Wine Contests and More

The Colorado State Fair is optimistically scheduled to return as the state’s premier family event this August 27-September 6.  Along with concerts, rodeo and annual fair fun, the State Fair is scheduled to host 19 general entry contests for adults and children. From fine art to farm and garden, State Fair showcases talent from some of Colorado’s finest artists, tradesmen and farmers. Visit the website for all contests and entry details.