To quote the great Billy Joel: "A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rosé instead?"

Thankfully, you can try all of those in Northern Colorado. Despite its reputation for craft beer, the Front Range has plenty of wineries for when you need to get your grape on.

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You read that right — you don't need to travel all the way to Palisade for a wine tasting. Read on to see 10 area wineries you can visit close to home.

Since Townsquare Media is in Windsor, we're measuring the distances from there. 

1. Blue Mountain Vineyards | 4480 Hoot Owl Drive in Berthoud

According to Yelp, Blue Mountain Vineyards offers wines "by a winemaker that knows his craft." They also offer tastings and tours of their on-site gardens.

Blue Mountain Vineyards Berthoud // Facebook
Blue Mountain Vineyards Berthoud // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 40 minutes

2. Blendings | 234 N College Avenue in Fort Collins

Although Blendings' usual location at The Hillside Vineyard is temporarily closed, you can still try their unique fruit wines at The Exchange in Old Town.

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Maksym Kaharlytskyi // Unsplash
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How far you have to drive: about 20 minutes

3. Augustina's Winery | 20 Lakeview Drive in Nederland

Augustina's Winery offers wines by the bottle, by the glass, or for tasting. Plus, all of the wines are made from Colorado-grown grapes.

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How far you have to drive: about 1 hour and 30 minutes

4. Deep Roots Winery & Bistro | 2875 Blake Street in Denver

Deep Roots Winery & Bistro pairs their hand-crafted Colorado and California grape wines with food from area producers and farmers.

Deep Roots Winery & Bistro // Facebook
Deep Roots Winery & Bistro // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 1 hour

5. Snowy Peaks Winery | 292 Moraine Avenue in Estes Park

Try local wine and cheese against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains at Snowy Peaks Winery. They also offer $9 wine flights.

Snowy Peaks Winery // Facebook
Snowy Peaks Winery // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 1 hour and 10 minutes

6. Ten Bears Winery | 5114 N Country Road 23 in Laporte

Ten Bears Winery uses Colorado grapes, French oak aging, and an "exclusive Winter Hibernation Process" to craft wines that match the Centennial State's unique climate.

Ten Bears Winery // Facebook
Ten Bears Winery // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 30 minutes

7. Sweet Heart Winery & Event Center | 5500 W US-34 in Loveland

Sweet Heart Winery & Event Center brings California grapes to Northern Colorado to "craft unforgettable wines that bring people together."

Sweet Heart Winery & Event Center // Facebook
Sweet Heart Winery & Event Center // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 30 minutes

8. Bad B*tch Cellars | 603 E Collins Street in Eaton

Women-owned, Bad B*tch Cellars sources local grapes, juices, and skins to create boundary-pushing wines that still respect the tradition of the craft.

Bad Bitch Cellars // Facebook
Bad Bitch Cellars // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 20 minutes

9. Turquoise Mesa Winery | 800 E 64th Avenue in Denver

Turquoise Mesa Winery offers reds, whites, and rosés made from Colorado-grown grapes. You can also be a part of their Wine Club.

Turquoise Mesa Winery // Facebook
Turquoise Mesa Winery // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 1 hour

10. BookCliff Vineyards | 1501 Lee Hill Drive in Boulder

BookCliff Vineyards ages Colorado grapes in oak and stainless steel barrels to craft award-winning wine. Don't forget to take their behind-the-scenes tour.

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BookCliff Vineyards // Facebook
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How far you have to drive: about 1 hour


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