You may know of a few wild women in Summit County, but that doesn’t mean you’ve tasted their fruits. Silverthorne’s D’Vine Winery allows you to sample the sinfully smooth, robust flavors of seventeen grape varietals, all blended and fermented on site and bottled under the Wild Women label.
Owners Charlene and Ross Meriwether had long been wine lovers, but a few years ago, they educated themselves in the art of making their own blends and opened D’Vine Winery in Silverthorne, followed by tasting rooms in Breckenridge and Frisco.
“We are the antithesis of wine snobs,” Charlene Meriwether says. “We want to make wine likable and easy to learn about.”
Using a selection of grapes imported from California, the Meriwethers concoct their own versions of the most popular reds and whites, including pure pinot noir, sangiovese, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc; zinfandel blends with merlot, syrah, or cabernet sauvignon; and fruit-tinged varieties, ice wine, and a chocolate port.
D’Vine offers tasting sessions, of course (hours for each tasting room are online at winerycolorado.com), including Drink and Dab sessions, which pair painting with wine tasting, so participants come away with richer palates for flavor and art. At the winery, craft a blend to your liking that’s bottled and adorned with a custom label of your own design. Savoring wine has never been so personal.
Wine on the River
Thursdays through Labor Day
358 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne
Music, Merlot, and Massage
Tasting room, 211 S. Main St., Breckenridge