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     We are a Denver based company which began in 2004.  We are very proud and pleased to celebrate our ten year anniversary this year!  Since then, we have had hundreds of happy tour attendees.  We offer tours of the Colorado wineries, either on the Front Range or Western Slope. If your office, book club, church group, or group of friends is looking for a 'girls day out,' we are the answer!   Whether it's a bachelorette party or birthday celebration, we will make all the arrangements for your group. You can just relax and enjoy touring and tasting wine the day of the tour!

 

      We will offer some tours that are open to the public during 2014, but our focus is to organize customized tours for groups of 10 or more.  See the Itineraries page for a sample itinerary.   We can also arrange for whiskey and micro-brewery tours and tastings if your group would like to substitute one of these tours for a winery stop.
 

Please do contact us - we would love the opportunity to work with you and your group!

 

We do ask for a minimum of 10 for a tour, however, if you have fewer, do contact us and we will

try to have you join with another group.

  

 

 If you are interested in arranging for a private tour for any time in 2014, please do contact us by phone:  303-777-WINE (9463) or email:

chris@coloradowinecountrytours.com 

 

Thanks to all who have been on our tours in the past.   If you haven't been yet, we

hope to see you in 2014!!

 

 

 

 

 
Colorado wine country tours
 

Linda DuVal, Special for USA TODAY 9:47 a.m. EDT October 14, 2013

 

Rudi Hellvig put his sommelier training to good use when he and wife Christine started Colorado Wine Country Tours eight years ago. He knows everything from the minerals in the soil to the varieties of grapes that grow well in Colorado. Having owned several restaurants, he also can offer advice on food and wine pairings.

"Years ago, I tasted Colorado wines and thought, 'This is not very good," says Hellvig. "Then I tasted them again in 2003 or 2004 and thought, 'Wow! Someone has to tell people about this.'" Most of Colorado Wine Country tours are day trips in the Denver metro area, including Boulder and sometimes Fort Collins. There aren't many actual vineyards on the Front Range, but there are lots of wineries and tasting rooms.

In the Denver area, he frequents the Boulder Creek Winery, Bonacquisti Winery, Spero and Balistreri Winery for their variety – and the latter, for wines without any preservatives. When he takes groups to the Grand Valley, he favors the Two Rivers, Garfield, Carlson and Canyon Wind wineries, all of which boast a number of award-winning vintages.

Groups can range from 10 to 32 people, and often his passengers are celebrating something – a special birthday, or a wedding. Bachelorette parties are particularly popular.

Typical cost $59 to $85 per person for Front Range day trips that last from 10 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. Cost of the overnight trips to the Western Slope (Grand Junction and Palisade) ranges from about $325 to $450 and includes transportation, meals and overnight accommodations plus often a winemaker's dinner at one of the wineries.

 

 

Owners/Operators:
                                        
Rudi Hellvig
Owner/Sommelier
Christine Hellvig, CMP      
Tour and Event Coordinator
 
Colorado Wine Country Tours
P.O. Box 36365
Denver, CO 80236
303-777-WINE (9463)