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A Wine Tasting Tour of Breckenridge

When you’re at nearly 10,000 feet in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, wine may not be exactly what comes to mind. In this small mountain town, you’ll be surprised to find a wide selection of wines sourced from the western slope of Colorado and all the way across the world. Wine aficionados, rejoice! We took ourselves on a wine tasting tour of Breckenridge so you can follow along and choose your perfect pour.  

Menus and wine glasses at Carboy Winery

Carboy Winery

103 S. Main Street | Hours: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday

Carboy Winery was the first stop on our wine tour of Breckenridge. Located in the historic Gold Pan Saloon, Carboy features an inviting tasting room with classic tin-plated ceilings and wine barrel walls.  

Beneath Carboy, you’ll find a Barrel Room where tanks of wine are connected to the taps in the tasting room upstairs. While most of the wine is produced at their Littleton location, Carboy in Breckenridge does produce ciders on site! 

Choose from wine flights, full pours or even their Cold Vines Wine Seltzer and pair it all with specialty made charcuterie boards and shareable snacks.  

What we tried:  

We opted for the featured wine flight to sample a variety of wines all out of Grand Valley, Colorado. 

Blan.Co White Blend
Rosè of Tempranillo
Cabernet Franc 

Bonus tip: Ask your server about the Barrel Room downstairs, you may be able to score an exclusive tour! Alternatively, you can schedule a private tour with a wine specialist ahead of your visit and be treated to a tasting of five select Carboy wines.  

Ridge Street Wine Sign

Ridge Street Wine

304 S. Main Street | Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 

Tucked in a charming alley off Main Street, Ridge Street Wine is a cozy gathering place that provides wines from around the globe. Open for over 20 years, this locally owned establishment hand-selects the wines they serve and sell.  

Stop next door at Breckenridge Cheese & Chocolate, owned by the same purveyors, to buy a bottle, a farm cheese or small batch chocolates. 

What we tried:  

Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir
Allen Scott Sauvignon Blanc 

Bonus tip: On Wednesday nights enjoy a wine and cheese pairing or start your weekend with a flight of three half glasses of wine on Friday nights.  

Try Colorado Wine Sign and Wine Glasses/Bottle on table

Continental Divide Winery

505 S. Main Street | Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 

The last stop on our wine tour of Breckenridge had to be Continental Divide Winery. This winery holds the title of the world’s highest altitude winery with all their wines being produced at 10,361 feet in Fairplay, Colorado. Making wine at such an altitude results in a slower and gentler fermentation process creating truly unique flavor profiles.  

This warm and inviting tasting room is within walking distance of the Quicksilver Chairlift on Peak 9 so you can go from the slopes to après ski in no time.  

What we tried: 

We had to try the Special Limited Release Flight featuring wines made from grapes in both Colorado and California.  

Blanc de Blancs (Methode Champenoise)
Riverside Cabernet Sauvignon (Grand Valley, Colorado)
Colorado Storm (Cabernet Sauvignon/Petite Sirah/Cab Franc)
Dillinger’s Ridge Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonus tip: The Cheese Shop is located right across from Continental Divide Winery. When you’re ready to head home, purchase a cheese box to pair with your new favorite wine.   

Weekend Events 9.15.17

The Breckenridge Wine Classic hits Breckenridge this weekend! Click here for the inside scoop on the Breck Wine Classic and how to get 20% off tickets. Check out everything else happening around town.

Friday, September 15

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info

Saturday, September 16

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Breck Wine Classic After Party with Breckenridge Distillery | 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. | The Gold Pan Saloon | Free
  • Free spirit tastings | 11 am – 9 pm | Breckenridge Distillery | Info

Sunday, September 17

  • Breckenridge Sunday Market | 9 am – 2 pm | Featuring a selection of handcrafted and homegrown items. live music, and artist creations | The Village at Breckenridge | Info
  • Make your own bloody mary bar OR Sunday Mimosa special (an entire bottle of champagne and juice for $12) | All Day | BoLD Restaraunt | Info
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info
  • Fat Bike Brewery Tour | All Day | Fat bike around town and end the ride at Broken Compass for a brew! | Ridden. | Info

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