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Palisade, Colorado

The name COLTERRIS was derived by combining a three letter abbreviation of Colorado “Col” with the Latin word “terris” meaning from the land. “COLTERRIS – from the Colorado land”. All COLTERRIS Wines are produced from 100% Colorado grapes grown in our estate vineyards in the Grand Valley AVA.  
COLTERRIS is located in Palisade on Colorado's beautiful and picturesque Western Slope.  The Grand Valley AVA produces world class wine grapes high in quality and distinction.  The favorable eco-climate of Theresa's Vineyard, volcanic soils of the Grand Mesa and the waters of the mighty Colorado River contribute to the rich color, intense fruit flavors and characteristics that make Colterris wines unique.

Facts About Colterris

  • 19.22 acres in East Orchard Mesa on 36 5/8 Road, Palisade, Colorado purchased in April 2008

  • 15.0 acres planted in April, May, & June 2001

  • Cabernet Sauvignon on certified rootstock purchased from Sonoma Grapevines
    (same clones as planted by Opus One):

    • 10300 Clone 7 vines

    • 3000 Clone 24 vines

    • 2900 Clone 337 vines

    • 2900 Clone 4 vines

    • 1260 Clone 2 vines

    • 340 Clone 5197 vines

  • Full microspray 15 zone irrigation system installed for 2002 growing season drawing water with the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District from senior water rights dating to 1907

  • Three Phase power extended to the property in the of Spring 2002

  • Two wind machines on property to cover entire acreage

  • A 2003 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard won a GOLD MEDAL at the Colorado Mountain Winefest (159 wines entered)

  • Approximately 1050 cases were produced in 2008

  • All wine aged in French and American oak barrels