Colorado Places - Palisade



For those of you who don't already know, Palisade was founded on April 4, 1904, which makes it probably the youngest town in the Grand Valley. Palisade excels at growing things: peaches, grapes, cherries, lavender, and so forth. It may be known as the Peach Capital of Colorado, but I'll take the grapes. Palisade is in the heart of Colorado wine country, and those grapes get turned into some mighty fine wines. Let's start the tour by exploring downtown Palisade, which has a lot of neat craft shops, art galleries, etc, etc. One of my favorite art galleries is the Blue Pig, which is featured below.



Tiny Park on Main Street


Shops along 3rd Street


See anything you like?


View down 3rd Street


Rapid Creek Cycles

The Blue Pig Gallery
Corner of 3rd and Main


Welcome to the Blue Pig Gallery


Really cool paintings and sculpture


I like just hanging out in Palisade because I usually always find something interesting (old buildings, etc).



Old Railroad Station

"Rusty's Dream"
by Lyle Nichols


Palisade Old High School


Fish Out of Water


Waiting for a Fare


Lots of Color


Palisade is all about produce. I recently got a few pounds of really sweet cherries at Kathy's Orchard. Good thing too, cause cherry season is just about over. I think peaches are picked in August. I would like grapes to be in season all year long.



Lavender Field


Lavender Bush

Sprigs & Sprouts
(All things lavender)


Vineyard


Peach Orchard


Talbott's Mountain Gold Market


Peach Orchard - Mt. Garfield in background


Anita's Pantry and Produce


All kinds of jams and jellies at Anita's


Palisade vineyards and wineries come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fancy. Some are unpretentious. But they are all special to my way of thinking. We have Carlson Vineyards, Colorado Cellars, Colterris Winery, DeBeque Winery, Grand River Vineyards, and Varaison Vineyards to name a few. I wish I could include photos of every one, but the tour would be way too long. I am going to feature Colterris this time because of their fantastic landscaping.



Grande River Vineyards


Red Fox Cellars


DeBeque Canyon Winery


DeBeque Canyon Winery Tasting Room


Hermosa Vineyards


Talon Winery and St. Kathryn Cellars


High Country Orchards and Colterris Winery


Nice Tractors at Colterris


Colterris Tasting Room

"James" by Lyle Nichols
High Country Orchards/Colterris Winery

Lavender Varieties
High Country Orchards/Colterris Winery

"Screwball" by Scott High
High Country Orchards/Colterris Winery


And if you're not into wine, Palisade also has cideries and a brewery.



Palisade Brewing Company


Palisade Brewing Company



This concludes of my little tour of Palisade. Makes you wish you were there right now, doesn't it? TD Productions Copyright © 2018