Winery plans open house

Garrett Portra, right, has taken over ownership of Carlson Vineyards in Palisade from Parker Carlson. The winery has scheduled its annual holiday open house for Nov. 25 to 27. (Photo courtesy Carlson Vineyards)
Garrett Portra, right, has taken over ownership of Carlson Vineyards in Palisade from Parker Carlson. The winery has scheduled its annual holiday open house for Nov. 25 to 27. (Photo courtesy Carlson Vineyards)

Carlson Vineyards has scheduled its 25th annual holiday open house for Nov. 25 to 27 at its tasting room and winery cellar at 461 35 Road in Palisade.

The event will offer free tastings of a variety of wines as well as popular holiday drinks and appetizer recipes. Discounts and shipping also will be available.

“It has been a great season,” said Garrett Portra, who has taken over ownership of Carlson Vineyards from Parker Carlson. “One hundred percent Colorado-grown fruit is now in the cellar. We made all of our favorites plus added four new wines that we are very excited about.”

Carlson Vineyards is open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information, call 464-5554 or visit www.carlsonvineyards.com.