Every Best Winery in Denver (15 Places to Drink)

To create our guided Denver Wine Walk, our food tour company visited dozens of local establishments. After all, what better way to determine every best winery in Denver than to experience them firsthand?

In this guide, we share our personal insights into 15 wineries and wine bars in and near the city. Some are popular favorites, like Blanchard Family Wines (a beloved stop on our tour); while others are hidden gems — and nearly all celebrate the unique qualities of Colorado wine.

Four bottles of Balistreri wine on a granite counter

Family-owned and operated since 1998, this winery in Denver is famed for its natural wines. Its vintages are made with hand-picked grapes, largely from Colorado’s Grand Valley region. This terroir is accentuated with the use of natural yeast, resulting in flavorful varieties including its popular syrah, unique orange wines, and award-winning port. Balistreri Vineyards’ barrel-aged cherry wine is another crowd favorite.

Experience its North Washington location by booking a wine tasting or lunch reservation, both of which include a complimentary tour of its cellar. Few Denver date ideas can compete with this one!

Carboy Winery's sparkling rosé

Since opening in 2016, Carboy Winery has elevated the Colorado wine scene with its four establishments. Embark on a getaway to see its vineyard in Palisade, or take a quick drive down to Littleton to tour its urban winery. There are also tasting rooms in Breckenridge and Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, where you can experience hosted or self-guided fights.

We especially recommend visiting between 3-6 pm, as Carboy offers one of the best daily happy hours for wine drinkers.

A group toasting glasses of wine and eating charcuterie at Blanchard Family Wines

Founded by two brothers, Blanchard Family Wines first launched in Healdsburg, California circa 2008. Around ten years into its small-batch operations, the boutique winery expanded, opening a tasting room in the trendy Dairy Block micro-district — which is one of three stops on our guided Denver Wine Walk. Recently, tasting rooms have also opened in Fort Collins and Golden.

Order a flight to sample several varieties, like its rosé of grenache and pinot noir sourced from California’s Russian River Valley; along with its Colorado merlot and chardonnay. Guided wine tastings, mixology classes, and other educational experiences are also available.

Cans of wine by The Infinite Monkey Theorem, one of the best wineries in Denver

The Infinite Monkey Theorem is one of our favorite things to do in RiNo. Women-owned and operated, it takes pride in its Colorado mountain-grown, city-made wines — which include its popular malbec, riesling, and Bubble Universe sparkling. 

Tour its urban winery and book a guided tasting, or simply visit its chic lounge and patio. Bottles, glasses, and to-go cans are available; and events involving trivia, live music, and comedy acts are often hosted.

Three bottles of Attimo wine resting on a barrel

Few attractions around Coors Field are as special as Attimo Wine, which was founded by legendary restaurateur Jon Schlegel. While living abroad in Italy, he established direct relationships with local vineyards — ones that now support his wine-making operations in Denver’s Ballpark District. 

Visit this tasting room and sunny patio to sip on its sweet moscato d’Asti, Rosso red blend, and show-stopping Tremilo Barolo.

A flight of red wine resting on a barrel at Deep Roots Winery & Bistro

Deep Roots shares its fun, casual space with craft brewery Bierstadt Lagerhaus. The massive RiNo venue features lawn games, live music, and other entertainment, making it especially perfect for birthday and bachelorette parties in Denver

This family-owned urban winery also has an extensive menu with flavorful Colorado and California wines. Order a flight to sample several varietals and blends, along with small plates like charcuterie, baked brie, and red wine truffles.

Five bottles of wine on a wood bar at Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant

Like many winery founders, Bigsby’s Folly is owned by “second career” vintners. They entered the industry with an honest passion, evident in their wines which celebrate the American West. Beverages are available as flights, glasses, bottles, and even liter-sized to-go growlers — which you should definitely keep in mind for your next picnic. 

But this RiNo mainstay offers a stellar ambiance in itself, complete with a dog-friendly patio. Private tasting experiences, custom blending sessions, and an incredible food menu with full entrées add reasons to visit.

Charcuterie, plus a bottle and glass of red wine at Bonacquisti Wine Company

Set in the Sunnyside neighborhood, Bonacquisti Wine Company is a hidden gem that produces award-winning local, regional, and international wines. Sip on favorites like its Washington dolcetto, and compare Sangiovese varietals from both Colorado and California. The menu also features wine cocktails like its red lotus spritz, which tastes even better on its sunny patio. 

Catch live music on Friday nights and don’t miss its fantastic membership program, which includes release parties and three, six, or twelve bottles of wine each quarter.

Red wine being poured into a glass at Bookcliff Vineyards' tasting room

We could all use a luxurious trip to Colorado’s wine country, but a weekend getaway isn’t always feasible. Fortunately, this urban winery and tasting room bring the flavors of Palisade much closer to home. The menu features wines for every preference, from a sweet moscato and aromatic chardonnay to a bold graciano and reserve syrah. 

Bookcliff Vineyards is owned by three couples with not just a love for wine, but also hospitality. Consider hosting your next event at this warm, welcoming venue in North Boulder.

Barrels of wine stacked on racks at Spero Winery

Spero Winery is another local gem tucked away in the Berkley neighborhood. Its co-founder is a lifelong vintner who learned the craft through his father, an immigrant from Italy’s Basilicata wine region. 

Today, he and his wife create award-winning wines using grapes sourced from Lodi, California, where a family member owns a vineyard; as well as Pueblo, Palisade, and Grand Junction. Visit for complimentary tastings on Saturday afternoons and to purchase flavorful bottles from this winery in Denver.

Five bottles of wine from Silver Vines Winery — a winery in Denver worth visiting

In 2011, Silver Vines Winery was founded by two brothers with years of combined industry experience. Their knowledge and passion allowed them to create several gold-winning wines, including a cabernet sauvignon, syrah, primitivo, pinot grigio, and more. Sample these boutique varietals and blends from its classy tasting rooms in Boulder and Arvada. The latter also houses its urban winery, and often hosts live music from local acoustic performers.

Two glasses of wine and a platter of charcuterie on Creekside Cellars' patio

Set along a mountain stream, Creekside Cellars’ ambiance falls in line with even the most romantic restaurants in Denver. This Evergreen winery is loved for its scenic patio, but even its intimate interior is a lovely place to wine and dine. 

Order a flight sourced from its Grand Valley vineyard and ensure that its best-selling viognier is one of your three picks. The food menu is equally as impressive, featuring cheese boards, fresh salads, and paninis on house-baked focaccia.

Bottles and glasses of mead on a table at Redstone Meadery

Many of our favorite wineries in Denver are of the traditional sort, but Redstone Meadery takes a different approach. Its all-natural honey wines are well worth a trip up to Boulder. 

Sample its flagship sparkling black raspberry nectar, along with other flavored varieties like its vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks mountain honey wine. Reserve meads aged for a five-year minimum are also available from its tasting room, which offers glasses, bottles, to-go cans, and even kegs.

A close-up look at Augustina's retro wine bottle labels

Since 1997, Augustina’s has remained perfectly situated in scenic Nederland. Like the mountain town, this one-woman winery is offbeat in the most charming of ways. Artsy, retro-inspired labels appear on each of its bottles, which are affordably priced and sourced from vineyards throughout Colorado. 

This includes the Grand Valley, but also Boulder County and the Eastern Plains — which you won’t see from any winery in Denver. Order a flight to sample its popular WineChick Red blend and Boulder Backpacking Wine, a cabernet franc that pairs perfectly with the outdoors.

A bottle and glass of wine backdropped by barrels at Kingman Estates Winery

Kingman Estates Winery is located in Welby, an unincorporated Adams County community north of Denver. Dozens of barrels and stainless steel tanks fill its industrial space, which hosts public and private tastings. 

Choose seven of its classic Colorado wines, including a viognier and various blends; or opt for the premium reserve package that spotlights a special cabernet-noirette, oak-aged merlot, and more. Both packages include educational insights from the winery’s owners and a curated selection of charcuterie.