Our Shiras Winery; pronounced ("shy'-rahs") refers to the subspecies of Moose in North America that reside in Colorado where Moose populations are thriving. Even though it is the smallest of the Moose in America, the mature bull weighs in at almost 1200 lbs, making it the largest big game animal in the state. We can relate...Just like the "Shiras" Moose in comparison; we are one of the smallest wineries in Colorado in terms of cases produced. Our unique concept will allow us to create a larger variety of wines from select regions verses sourcing from one vineyard. This gives us the edge in that each wine is crafted as a true representation of both the region the grapes were grown and each varietal. We will change your mind about Colorado Wine!
Our vision brings the first working Winery and Tasting Room to an Urban setting in Historic Downtown Grand Junction. We don’t have a vineyard – our wines are hand-crafted, and bottled on-site in our craft brewery-style winery. Sourcing the best grapes we can find is the first and most important step in our wine making process. We create partnerships with small, family-owned vineyards primarily from the US west coast and Western Colorado by contracting acreage on their vineyards. When harvest time comes and depending on the final wine in mind, the grapes are crushed and de-stemmed in the fields; creating a grape must. The grapes; (must) are then brought back to our winery.
It is here that we begin the wine making process from full fermentation, barrel-aging, filtration, bottling and labeling. When we began this venture, we decided that it made the most sense to keep things small, efficient and manageable. Even as we grow, we keep things as small-scale as possible. Human-sized stainless steel tanks, small fermentation bins, and no-bigger-than-we-need crush equipment. This allows us to experiment and to craft our wines in small batches.
In addition to our Craft Wines, we select, pour and share wines from small, esoteric wineries from the Western Slope and Front Range of Colorado. There is always something new to taste and try at our Wine Bar. You will enjoy a variety of wines in an unpretentious, casual environment with a professional and knowledgeable serving staff. Wine selections rotate monthly; and are usually paired with our Charcuterie Boards using locally sourced, and seasonal cured meats, cheeses, fruits, and marinated olives made in house. We share our love of wine and making it through our unique wine tasting experience, wine-related events, tastings, clubs, cooking classes and other offerings."You'll Discover It Here!" At Shiras Winery and Wine Bar, located inside The Zesty Moose Marketplace.
For more information on private events, tasting and wine pairing events, call us at 970-242-2419 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
449 Colorado Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501, United States
10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday - closed
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