Colorado's wine industry has blossomed, growing at a faster pace than that of any other state. No one charts the state's wineries better than Brad and Alta Smith. The second edition of their road-savvy tour guide covers dozens of thriving wine business, from large Grand Valley operations to trendy vineyards in Aspen. In addition to sidelights like the highest-altitude winery on earth, Guide to Colorado Wineries includes some kitchen-tested recipes.
Bill St. John
You won't get lost using the Smiths' Guide to Colorado Wineries. They give you easy-to-read maps that front each section, very specific driving directions, even the times each winery is open for visitors. All that plus suggestions on where to sleep and eat. I do not know any other guidebook on this subject that is as thorough.
— The Denver Post
Alta and Brad Smith have done a marvelous job and gone to great lengths compiling insider information about the many faces of the Colorado wine industry. This second edition of their Guide to Colorado Wineries comes at the perfect time, when interest in the state's wine industry is booming and the industry itself is making great strides. This is a well-written and thought-provoking guide offering an in-depth look at the state of Colorado winemaking. It is a must-have addition to the library of every Colorado oenophile, from the expert to those making their initial foray into the wonderful world of wine.
—The Daily Sentinel
Yes, Virginia-not only are there wineries in Colorado, but they are producing some truly notable bottlings at affordable prices. Part encyclopedia, part tasting list and part travel guide, The Guide to Colorado Wineries is the most comprehensive volume available on the wines of the state. Now this essential reading has been updated to include Colorado's newest wineries and vineyards.
—Dining Critic, Rocky Mountain News
Long-time resident of Colorado, Brad Smith tasted his first Colorado wine in the 1980s. Brad has spent 30 years in the news business in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Long-time resident of Colorado, Alta Smith tasted her first Colorado wine in the 1980s. Alta, an English teacher, is an avid cook who tested the recipes in the book and who offers her own notes and insights.