Jay, Owner/Winemaker
August 6, 2011 | Jay, Owner/Winemaker

IV Wins Double Gold!

We’ve known all along how great IV is- now it looks like everyone else does too! We’ve just learned that IV won Double Gold at the Indy International Wine Competition!  Check out the results of our winning wines here!


Time Posted: Aug 6, 2011 at 2:55 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

More Love for the 2008 Petit Verdot

Gary Vaynerchuk of the Daily Grape reviews Colorado wines for the second time and discovers the hidden gem that is the Grand Valley.

Check out the video here with a review of our 2008 Petit Verdot here!


Time Posted: Jul 14, 2011 at 2:57 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

'10 47-Ten Rose Wins Silver!

The 2011 International Eastern Wine Competition results are in!  We’re thrilled to announce that our 2010 47-Ten Rosé won silver and the 2010 47-Ten White won bronze in their respective classes!


Time Posted: Jun 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM
Jay, Owner/Winemaker
June 27, 2011 | Jay, Owner/Winemaker

Canyon Wind - 626 on Rood to host Feast in the Fields

626 on Rood, downtown Grand Junction’s most progressive dining experience, offers a unique culinary discovery of modern American cuisine and fine wines from around the world. Canyon Wind Cellars is a family owned and operated estate winery producing world class wines from its own vineyards.

The joining in forces of 626 on Rood and Canyon Wind Cellars for this feast in the fields promises to be a tremendous success! Dinner will be five courses each paired with a wine from Canyon Wind Cellars. The food and wine will be served by top level servers and CWC will have a representative on hand to talk about the wine.

For more info, check out the event page here.


Time Posted: Jun 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

How to make Colorado Wine Grow

We saw this article over at Colorado Wine Press and thought that we should pass it on to anyone looking to help the Colorado wine biz!

Check out the story here!


Time Posted: Jun 16, 2011 at 3:03 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

To Blend Or Not To Blend?

Colorado Wine Press asks a great question.  Is it better to blend whites or not?  Take a look at what he thinks here!


Time Posted: May 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker
March 25, 2011 | Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

Lookin' Good!

Welcome to the gorgeous new internet home of Canyon Wind Cellars!

After months of hard work, we are very excited to see our new website up and running!   This new site was designed by the folks over at Wilson.Lass in Breckenridge. Not only can they work magic with websites, they are also the creative genius behind the CWC logo and label.

What is in it for you? Well that is the best part! We have a streamlined shopping experience, more information about the wine, news items (so you can keep up with our busy schedule), event calendars, and a new section created solely for our devoted wine club members!

Take a few minutes and check it out!  Still can’t find something you’re looking for?  Shoot us an email at and we’ll get it added.



Time Posted: Mar 25, 2011 at 3:13 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

Spring Has (Almost) Sprung!

After a nice break for the holidays, we are back at work both in the winery and the vineyard!  Our field crew is working diligently to prune the vines- with more than 30 acres to prune, you can be sure to spot them if you stop by the winery in the next few weeks.

What is the purpose of pruning, you ask? Pruning allows us to control the number of buds on each plant. Controlling the number of buds allows us to ensure that we have the correct fruit to wood weight ratio or yield per acre. Why is having a specific yield per acre important> It helps to ensure that the vine is not overstressed and helps to produce better fruit, as too much fruit inhibits proper maturity.

Once pruning is complete, it’s not too long before bud break and the start of the growing season. Stop by towards the end of April and you can check it out for yourself! Have more questions? Feel free to ask the winemaker at


Time Posted: Mar 8, 2011 at 3:09 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker
February 18, 2011 | Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

"Barrel Into Spring" with CWC

2011 “Barrel Into Spring” Wine Tasting weekends are quickly approaching- scheduled for April 30-May 1 and May 14-15!  Hosted by the eight member wineries of the Grand Valley Winery Association, guests at this two-day event will enjoy gourmet food (specially prepared to pair with chosen wines!), “behind-the-scenes” winery and vineyard tours and of course, barrel tasting!

New this year at CWC, our chef, Diana, will be preparing gourmet delicacies with marinades, sauces and spices sold in our tasting room.  Additionally, she’ll be providing the recipes so that you can make these tasty treats at home.  Think of us as your one-stop entertaining source!

This is the premier wine tasting event in the Grand Valley, not to be missed!  Tickets are still available at  Get yours now before they’re all gone!


Time Posted: Feb 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM