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Balistreri Vineyards

Balistreri Vineyards Balistreri Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery dedicated to making high quality wine. The winery was licensed in 1998 and we released our first vintage in February of 2000. We are a small winery producing 2500 cases per year. Our wines are primarily made with vinifera varietal grapes purchased from growers in the Grand Valley Viticultural Area located in Western Colorado. Select wines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Muscat are produced with grapes from our own Denver Vineyard. We also source some varieties not available in Colorado from the Central Valley of California. Our winemaker John Balistreri has been making wine for more than three decades for family and friends. His wines are made completely natural, with a very approachable easy drinking style. He combines both traditional wine-making methods and modern technology to produce award winning wines. His wines are hand-crafted, one barrel at a time, with grapes that are fermented on their own yeast, unaltered by sulfites, unrefined, and aged in American oak.

I-25 to 58th Ave exit, east to Washington St, north to 66th Ave, east on 66th Ave, 3/4 mile to winery.

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1946 E. 66th Avenue, Denver, CO, US, 80229 Email:
Phone: 303-287-5156 Web:
Fax: 303-287-0045
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  2001 Colorado Cabernet Franc
Lots of earthy aromas with green pepper flavors. Let this one breath for a bit to release all of the unique flavors.
  2002 Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon
“Denver Cab” This Cab was produced with grapes from our Denver Vineyard. It has fresh berry aromas, rich currant and smoke flavors finishing with soft tannins.
  2002 Syrah Barrel
Very nice! Made with grapes from Lodi. Aromas of spice, vanilla, & pepper with dense fruit flavors.
  Balistreri Port
Our very special port is made with four Portuguese varieties grown in Amador County, California Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cao, Touriga, and Alvarelha. Young, fruity, velvety!!!
  Cabernet Sauvignon
"Brothers Cab." This smooth, easy drinking Cab is made with grapes grown by the winemaker's cousin "Brother" in Lodi, California. Enjoy!
  Colorado Cabernet Sauvignon (Lovies Vineyard)
Another great Cab! Aged in American oak for 12 months. Big rich intense fruit with great tannin structure.
  Colorado Chardonnay
The “Un Chardonnay”. Fermented on the skins and stems like a “Red”, this Chard is full of body and complex fruit flavors.
  Colorado Cherry
Enjoy the almond, spice & strawberry aromas, while tasting the sweet cinnamon Cherry flavors.
  Colorado Little Feet Merlot
(Lovies Vineyards) Wow! Huge Merlot packed with outrageous fruit & tannins. Stomped by little feet at our 2005 Harvest Party Children's Grape Stomping.
  Colorado Merlot
Spicy and complex. Hints of dried cherries and chocolate adds sophistication to this once again rustic Merlot.
  Colorado Muscat
Grown right in front of our winery. It has a bright array of citrus aromas and flavors, balanced by a dry finish.
  Colorado Sangiovese
Our first 100% Colorado Sangiovese. It's light and lively with a little fruit, oak and tannin. Very pleasant.
  Colorado Syrah (Grand River Vineyards)
Ripe blackberry flavors mingle with the spice and earth.
  Colorado Syrah (Horse Mountain Vineyard)
Intense! Cream & berry flavors up front, finishing with spicy black pepper.
  Colorado Syrah (White Water Hill Vineyards)
Nice Syrah with a hint of oak tempering rich raspberry and spice flavors.
  Colorado Viognier
This very fruit forward Viognier is packed with an array of tropical fruit flavors and aromas-banana, mango kiwi, star fruit, and pineapple.
  Late Harvest Zinfandel
Deliciously sweet, grapey, and smooth. Very “port like.”
  Little Feet Merlot (Lovies Vineyard)
Wow! Huge Merlot packed with outrageous fruit & tannins. Stomped by "little feet" at our Denver Vineyard Harvest Party Children's grape stomping.
This delicious full red Zin has perfumy fruit & spice on the nose with lots of crisp fruit flavors. Made with Old Vine Zin grown in Lodi, California.


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