If you’re a wine enthusiast visiting Denver, or you live in Denver and want to check out some of the best wine tours around, you’re in luck. There are plenty of great wine tours to choose from, and they all offer different experiences.
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely tour that takes its time enjoying each wine, or you want to go on a more adventurous tour that visits several wineries in one day, there’s something for everyone. Check out the seven best wine tours Denver has to offer and start planning your next outing now.
Denver Wine Walk
Embark on a guided two-and-a-half-hour wine tour of downtown Denver, and explore the city’s vibrant food and wine scenes on a new city wine tour, the Denver Wine Walk.
Priced at $99, you will sample wines from some of the top wine bars and urban wineries in the Mile High City, like Deep Roots Winery & Bistro, and learn about the history and culture of Denver from your experienced tour guide. With discounts at participating locations, this is a great way to experience all that Denver has to offer and take some home with you.
Mile High Wine Tours
Mile High Wine Tours maintains strong relationships with Denver’s best wineries, hotels, and restaurants to give you the best wine-tasting experience. Throughout the day, you will visit many wineries that handcraft delicious wines right in front of you. The wines range from grapes imported from Italy to local juice sources right on the Western Slope.
The wine tours offered range from Downtown Denver walking tours and Flights and Bites tastings to wine and champagne tours and custom parties. Typically, tours last 4.5 to 6 hours and you can expect to sample nearly 30 different wines.
The Mile High Wine Tours guides will walk you through their favorite selections rather than stick to a set wine list, but you can pick and choose which wines you’d like to taste.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem
Denver’s Infinite Monkey Theorem is a must-visit destination for wine lovers of all levels of expertise. They offer virtual and group tours, as well as private and date night tours for those seeking a more intimate setting.
Unlike many others you’ll visit, the winery is set in the urban setting of Denver where they make their wines in the River North Art District.
You can expect to sample various wines with grapes sourced from the Western slope of Colorado. Plus, you won’t just taste bottled wine. You will get to experience canned and kegged wine too. How many people can say they’ve had kegged or canned wine before?
Balistreri Vineyards, the family-owned and operated winery located in Denver, takes pride in handcrafting wines without sulfates or other unnecessary chemicals. Balistreri Vineyards offers award-winning wines to match any occasion you’re planning alongside wine tastings and tours of the cellar and winemaking facilities.
Tastings typically last about an hour before heading onto a roughly 15-minute tour. During the tasting, you can expect to sample between 15 and 20 wines of the Balistreri Vineyards’ choosing, which just might include their orange wine.
Bigsby’s Folly Winey Experiences
Step back in time to the 1920s at Bigsby’s Folly Winery. This RiNo tasting room and winery is a nod to the glitz and glamor of the era, with its modern-industrial chic design. Sample red, white, and rose wines sourced locally and from prestigious vineyards in California and Oregon. Plus, you can enjoy expertly chosen food pairings to go along with each wine you try.
Bigsby’s Folly Winery is the perfect place to explore your love of wine because they offer many unique tasting experiences that allow you to create your own wine as well as taste vintage brands. Rates for each tasting experience range from $10 per person to $99, but couples rates are also available.
Blanchard Family Wines
Looking for a wine that’s delicious and environmentally friendly? Look no further than Blanchard Family Wines, a winery located in the Dairy Block development of Downtown Denver.
The winery, headquartered in one of the wine capitals of the world (Sonoma County, California), brings high quality and unique wines to the city and offers them on tap so you can get the perfect pour and taste with each glass.
The winery offers a host of different wine tastings and tours, including guided wine tastings, blindfolded tastings, wine and cheese pairings, wine and a four-course meal option, and virtual tasting tours.
Bonacquisti Wine Company
Head on over to Bonacquisti Wine Company, where you can tour the working winery and taste some of Colorado’s best wines chosen for you by the winemaker himself, Paul Bonacquisti. Winemaker Bonacquisti will lead you around the barrels and give you an introductory lesson of the entire wine creation process, from crushing to bottling to tasting.
The tour is also offered virtually for a higher price, and you will receive three bottles in the mail chosen by Bonacquisti to sip during the virtual tour. Just make sure you reserve your tour before visiting the winery.
Whether it’s for a family day trip or date night excursion, there are so many wonderful wine tour options worth checking out in Denver, Colorado. So grab your map and go have some fun discovering Denver’s hidden gems while sampling delicious wines at each stop along the way.