Winery opens downtown tasting room

Carlson Vineyards has opened a tasting room in downtown Grand Junction.

Carlson Vineyards Downtown is located at 545 Main St. The location is open from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday to offer sampling, bottle and merchandise purchases and wine club signups.

Carlson Vineyards continues to operate a facility at 461 35 Road in Palisade, including a tasting room that’s open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily.

Garrett and Cailin Portra purchased Carlson Vineyards in 2015, taking over an operation started by Parker and Mary Carlson in 1988. The Potras have created 12 new wines. For more information, visit