The Grand Valley Wine Association (GVWA) was formed by seven area wineries to increase awareness of and appreciation for the unique characteristics of the Grand Valley and the wines our members produce here.
The Grand Valley is the oldest and largest AVA (American Viticulture Area) in Colorado. Here, the majority of Colorado’s wine grapes are grown and wine produced. We are the heart of the Colorado Wine Country.
About the Grand Valley
The Grand Valley stretches from Fruita to Palisade, just west of Grand Junction, Colorado, averaging 4,700 feet above sea level.At this altitude, our grapes receive very intense sun, almost 300 days a year. Combine this with our warm, dry days and cool nights, and you have a microclimate that is ideal for producing wine grapes with intense flavors and wonderful balance. During the winter months when our vines are dormant, the Grand Valley enjoys moderate temperatures, much warmer than the Front Range of Colorado.Our eight member wineries have joined together to share their unique histories, traditions and innovations with wine lovers who appreciate discovering great wine.