Wine group names winners of awards, poster competition

The Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology has presented annual awards to John Behrs of Whitewater Hill Vineyards as its grape grower of the year, Red Fox Cellars as its winery of the year and Alpine Bank as its friend of the Colorado wine industry.

In addition, Vinje Lawson was selected as the winner of an annual competition to produce the commemorative poster for the upcoming Colorado Mountain Winefest. Lawson won a cash prize of $700 for placing first with artwork titled “Colorado Uncorked.” The artwork will be used on posters as well as t-shirts, wine totes and brochures.

A trade association of grape growers and wine makers, the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology promotes the wine industry, including education and research. For more information, visit