Winery schedules holiday open house

Parker Carlson
Parker Carlson
Garrett Porta
Garrett Porta

Carlson Vineyards has scheduled its annual holiday open house for Nov. 27 to 29 at its tasting room and winery cellar at 461 35 Road in Palisade.

The event will offer wines paired with chef-inspired tidbits. Discounts and shipping also will be available.

“Please join us to taste and find your favorites among red wines, white wines, blends and fruit wines — from dry to sweet —  along with your famous cherry ’n’ chocolate and cherry lemonade drinks,” said Parker Carlson.

Carlson recently transferred ownership of the 27-year-old winery to Garrett Portra, who’s been working with Carlson for five years.

“While we take winemaking seriously, we like to have fun, too— is Parker Carlson’s motto. And it’s going to stay that way,” Portra said.

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, visit the Web site at www.carlsonvineyards.com.