Colorado wine industry grows

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Colorado wine industry grows

Study: Wineries contribute $144M to state economy
The wine industry contributed $144 million to the state’s economy in 2012, a new Colorado State University study found. Guy Drew Vineyards near Cortez is one of the wineries in Southwest Colorado.
Colorado’s wine industry is “strong and vibrant,” says Doug Caskey, executive director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board. Sutcliffe Vineyards operates near Cortez.
A sign in McElmo Canyon points visitors toward Guy Drew Vineyards outside of Cortez.
Fox Fire Farms, a small southwestern Colorado winery in Ignacio, produces about 500 cases of wine a year, including Riesling wine.

Colorado wine industry grows

The wine industry contributed $144 million to the state’s economy in 2012, a new Colorado State University study found. Guy Drew Vineyards near Cortez is one of the wineries in Southwest Colorado.
Colorado’s wine industry is “strong and vibrant,” says Doug Caskey, executive director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board. Sutcliffe Vineyards operates near Cortez.
A sign in McElmo Canyon points visitors toward Guy Drew Vineyards outside of Cortez.
Fox Fire Farms, a small southwestern Colorado winery in Ignacio, produces about 500 cases of wine a year, including Riesling wine.
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