The North Boulder Winery Tour
Boulder has built a reputation for creating some of the most on-point, stylistic wines in the state. It has four standout wineries, with three of them offering public tasting room hours within a few minutes of one another in the north Boulder region.
- Suggested time: 2-3 Hours
- Transportation: Car (designated driver or taxi)
- Cost: $15
Stop 1: Boulder Creek Winery
One of the state’s most decorated wineries, Boulder Creek Winery produces wines that mix old-world, rustic heritage with the terrior of Colorado. The tasting room, just off of the Diagonal, features a spacious bar to sample through several styles and visitors can take a glass or sample through the working winery for a free, self-guided tour at any time.
Stop 2: Bookcliff Vineyards
Housed in an unassuming industrial strip mall, this tasting room and winery is one of the largest producers of Colorado wine in the state. Bookcliff also owns its own vineyards four hours west in Palisade. The tasting room opens up to the full-scale production facility and tours are offered by request.
Stop 3: Augustina’s Winery
Perhaps the most laid-back winery in Colorado, Augustina’s is a virtual one-woman operation. Gussie runs the place and produces easy-drinking wines that mimic the Boulder lifestyle including Boulder Porch Wine and Boulder Backpacking Wine.