Winery joins in monumental fund-raising effort

A Grand Valley winery has bottled a wine to raise money for an amphitheater renovation project at the Colorado National Monument.

Colterris Estate Vineyard in Palisade has produced Monumental Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery has produced 1,800 bottles of the wine priced at $35 a bottle and will donate $5 a bottle to a project to fund the renovation of the Saddlehorn Amphitheater in the Colorado National Monument west of Grand Junction.

Monumental Cabernet Sauvignon uses estate grown grapes and includes a label with the original artwork of John Lintott. Each bottle is hand numbered.

Colterris Estate Vineyard joined with the Colorado National Monument Association on the project. The Colorado National Monument is the only unit of the National Park Service to have a wine created for it, produced in the same valley with locally grown grapes and benefit from a portion of sales earmarked to the unit.