Monday, June 18, 2012

Follow the West Elks Wine Trail

The eleven winemakers of the North Fork Valley invite you to the 4th annual West Elks Wine Trail being held August 2 through 5.  This is your opportunity to not only taste their wine, but to sample winemaker selected food and wine pairings.  Visit five wineries and receive a complimentary wine glass.  Collect winemaker recipes at each winery to produce a memorable recipe book. 

Make this weekend a mini-vacation.  Arrive Thursday and kick off the weekend by attending the free concert in Paonia’s town park.  Friday and Saturday you can pick up a map and follow the wine trail.  Not to be missed are the dinners being offered by some of the wineries:
      Friday -- Black Bridge Winery -- Dinner by the River - 6 pm - $60 pp
                     RSVP  970-517-6838

     Saturday -- Alfred Eames Cellars - Winemakers Dinner - 6:30 pm - $60 pp
                         RSVP 970-527-3269

                         Leroux Creek Vineyard - Dine in the Vines - 6:30 pm. - $65 pp
                         RSVP  970-872-4746

                         Stone Cottage Cellars -- Wood-Fired Oven Farm Dinner - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
                         $50 pp     RSVP  970-527-3444

                         Azura Cellars -- Dinner at Twilight - 7 pm - $75
                         RSVP  970-390-4251

Make your reservations at the Bross Hotel now for this fabulous weekend.  Call 970-527-6776.  And, remember, reservations are a “must” for the winemaker dinners.  Don’t delay in making your calls today.

No Vacation Plans?

Let me help you.  The Bross Hotel offers a mini-vacation special - five nights for the price of four.  That’s a 20% discount.  And you couldn’t find a better location for your vacation.  There’s lots and lots of things to do in Paonia and the North Fork area.  For example:  you can hike, bike, and fish without cost and all these activities are top-notch.  You can swim in the local pool or boat on a reservoir.  If you want something less vigorous, there’s wine tasting, art galleries, antique shopping, farm tours, fruit picking.  And, of course, there are beautiful scenic drives.  That’s just a smattering of daytime activities that are available.  Then you should consider the evening.  Music at the brewery or a restaurant.  Free concerts on Thursday nights (August only) in the park.  Concerts, movies, or other activities at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts or the Paradise Theater.  If your idea of a vacation is kicking back and just relaxing you might enjoy a day at a local salon/spa or a massage.  I can arrange that for you, too.  So make your five-night reservation now (970-527-6776) and come see what this valley is all about.