Colorado may not be as famous for its wine production as it is for craft brewing, but that hasn’t stopped our Northern Colorado wine bars and wineries! At our favorite Fort Collins, Loveland and Windsor locales you’ll find wines from around the world alongside wines from our own backyard. Trust us when we say you won’t regret tasting a locally grown cactus fruit wine!
Get your girlfriends together and start making plans for a tour of NoCo’s best. Along the way, you’ll find new favorites, old tastes, and plenty of places to come back to again and again.
With over 200 options on their wine list, you’ll definitely find a favorite at Cafe Vino. If you’d like to compare a few, order a carefully prepared flight of whites and reds, or a selection from France’s Rhone Valley. Find out which meal will pair best with your choices and stay for dinner!
Photos courtesy of The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro
Though it’s most famous as a cheese shop, The Welsh Rabbit offers wine, beer and small bites in their bistro. Order a cheese plate and ask your server for wine recommendations. Try multiple pairings with a flight of wine!
You may go to Domenic’s for a glass of wine, but the menu and delicious scents from the kitchen will keep you there for dinner. Since 2003, this cozy Fort Collins bistro has been honing their wine list and constantly evolving their food menu to ensure freshness.
Genoa serves crafted coffee drinks by day, but becomes a cozy wine bar at night! Ask their expert servers for suggestions, then pair a decadent dessert with a smooth espresso and follow it up with a glass from their revolving wine list.
You may have noticed local favorite, Blue Skies Winery, has a new look. Now Lost Prairie Winery, you can taste old favorites and new libations on site every day. Get a cheese plate or a chocolate pairing and turn your tasting up a notch!
To get a tasting at Vintages, you’ll have to make a reservation, but the extra effort is worth it — and you even can book online! Since 1999, Master Vintner, Lino Di Felice, has been crafting small-batch wines right here in Fort Collins. Inspired by family tradition and local flavor, you’re sure to find something to love at Vintages.
Photos courtesy of Origins Wine Bar & Wood Fired Pizza, Jeff Noffsinger and Dustin Sandall
Origins has been a local favorite since it opened its doors in 2015. That same year, they won Best New Restaurant and Best New Business in the Loveland Reporter-Herald’s Reader’s Choice Awards. With a full wine bar, crafted cocktails, beer on tap, artisan wood fired pizza and handcrafted gelato, you now have an excuse to stop by for every occasion.
In downtown Loveland, Generations serves locally crafted selections including wines, microbrews and martinis. Their food menu includes pizza, sandwiches and tapas, so stop by for a meal, a quick bite or drinks with your girlfriends!
Photo courtesy of Studio Vino and Kelsi Andersson
Studio Vino is more than a wine bar; it’s a wine bar, art studio and boutique shop. Their classic paint and sip classes are some of the most fun in NoCo. Get all your friends together for a night of painting and wine tasting — no matter your artistic experience!
An American Heritage Winery was born out of the idea that great wine can be made with ingredients available in Colorado. Though that doesn’t always include grapes, their wines have tastes from locally grown apples, apricots, cantaloupes, gooseberries, peaches, plums, raspberries and even cactus fruit. Stop by their adorable house-turned-winery for a taste of Colorado.
If we missed your favorite Northern Colorado wine bar, let us know!