North Fork Uncorked

June 17-18
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Colorado’s summer season is here, and to celebrate, the winemakers of Paonia and Hotchkiss, CO invite you to come to the beautiful North Fork Valley and taste their newly released wines at North Fork Uncorked.

The West Elk winemakers invite you to explore the beautiful North Fork Valley with North Fork Uncorked. Meet local winemakers; take part in vineyard tours and tastings; and enjoy farm-to-table dinners and food-and-wine pairings featuring the region’s artisanal cheese-makers, organic farmers and world-class chefs. Picnics, live music and movie nights round out the festival, while hiking, biking, fishing and other outdoor opportunities abound.

To kick off the event, Leroux Creek Vineyards will offer a Paella & Wine Dinner on Friday, June 16. Reservations necessary, call (970) 872-4746 for details.

North Fork Uncorked Activities include:

Saturday, June 17

  • Delicious Orchards: BBQ (12-8) Live music.(970) 527-1110
  • Black Bridge Winery: Barrel Tastings 1:00-4:00 via tractor pulled wagon. (970) 527-6838
  • Stone Cottage Cellars: Winemaker’s Dinner at the Cellar – $80, all inclusive. 7:00 Live music with Gabrielle Louise! (970) 527-3444

Antipasto Insalata – 2015 Gewurtztraminer
Local Arugula and with Cured Meats, Gorgonzola, and Grilled Local Vegetables, served with Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette and Roasted Garlic Oil

Pizza a Legna – 2014 Merlot
“The Farm” – Smoked Chicken, Fresh Local Basil Pesto, and Fresh Mozzarella
with an Alfredo Sauce

“The Vineyard” – Local Organic Sun-dried Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Feta, Kalamata Olives, Fresh Local Basil, and Local Roasted Garlic Chips, drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pasta – 2015 Chardonnay
Sweet Chili Lime Glazed Halibut served over Local Organic Blue Pearl Mushrooms and
Orzo Scampi Pasta

Entree – 2014 Pinot Noir
Vineyard Wild Blackberry and Balsamic Glazed Cornish Hen, Local Organic Apple Salsa, Herbed Wild Rice Pilaf, and Sautéed Ginger Carrots

Dolce – 2015 Alpine Dessert Wine
Homemade Lemon Custard and Pomegranate Seed Tart topped with Hazelnut
Hand-Whipped Cream

Sunday, June 18

  • Alfred Eames: Pam’s Jammin’ Sunday Brunch from 9:00-1:00 (970) 527-3269
  • Azura Cellars: Opening Day of 2017 Remote-Control Yachting Season. Open sailing 11-2. Wine available. (970) 390-4251
  • Black Bridge Winery: Barrel Tastings 1:00-4:00 via tractor pulled wagon. (970) 527-6838

For more info, visit the West Elks AVA site.

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