Area Events

North Fork Uncorked

Leroux Creek Vineyards  invite you to come to the beautiful North Fork Valley and taste their newly released wines at North Fork Uncorked. Festivities, hosted by each of the wineries of the West Elks AVA, will be held throughout the area. North Fork Uncorked is two days of exciting events featuring wine and food pairings, barrel tastings, music, picnics, and winemaker dinners. Fun activities for everyone.

West Elks AVA, North Fork Uncorked Link

Friday – June 15, 2018

6pm Leroux Creek Vineyards: Paella and Wine dinner. Reserve Today or  RSVP: 970.872.4746.

Cherry Days, Paonia

July 3, 4, 2018

Come to Paonia and celebrate Cherry Days, this year we are celebrating our 72nd anniversary, one of the longest annual outdoor festivals in Western Colorado.

Cherry Days

Paella at the Vineyard

Classic Paella is a Valencian seafood rice dish from the southeastern coast of Spain. This ancient rice dish has evolved to become a symbol of Spanish culinary experience with each region adding meat ingredients, customizing the entree.

6pm Leroux Creek Vineyards: Paella and Wine dinner. Reserve Today or  RSVP: 970.872.4746.

 

West Elk Wine Trail

Start your West Elks Wine Trail tour by stopping by any of the West Elk Wineries in the Paonia/Hotchkiss area to pick up your trail map for the weekend. Each winery will feature food and wine pairings, with a focus on local foods. The winemakers have selected two favorite foods to complement their wines, and will give you the recipes just for stopping by. The wine tasting rooms will offer a wide variety of activities from vineyard tours, art displays, barrel tastings, winemakers’ dinners, food pairings, mountain views and more. Complimentary wine glasses will be given to those who travel along the wine trail and collect recipes from at least 5 wineries.

The West Elk’s Wine Trail is part of the West Elks American Viticultural Area (AVA). Additional information can be found on their website: West Elks AVA

 

 

Mountain Harvest Festival

Paonia comes alive every September with the celebration of the harvest, browse local arts and crafts and participate in the fun activities like the Great Chili Cookoff, Grape Stomp, Farm Tours and Saturday Sundown Swing.

Learn more and visit the Mountain Harvest Festival website.

Digging Deeper

The North Fork’s Chambers of Commerce provide the visitor with an additional resource for events, activities, and local businesses.

Hotchkiss Community Chamber of Commerce

Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce

Paonia Chamber of Commerce