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Around Crested Butte & Colorado

Having first met in Crested Butte, fallen in love in Colorado, and cultivated our passion for making really good wine here in Colorado, there’s no place we’d rather be. There’s something about this land, the people, and the way time passes here. You can see it in the vibrant sunsets, draping the sandstone cliffs that tower over the Western Slope’s orchards and vineyards, feel it while shaking hands and exchanging laughs with a farmer as you load up the season’s harvest, and taste it while taking that first sip of a new vintage, as fall’s cooler air funnels into the valley and golden aspens glow in the low-angled afternoon sun.

Colorado is truly a special place, and we aim to share as much of it with you as possible. From the terroir, to the history, and the adventures that await, come back here often for our family’s favorites of Colorado and Crested Butte.



Nicole Indovino
February 19, 2021 | Nicole Indovino

What should I do while visiting Crested Butte this winter, aside from skiing?

What should I do while visiting Crested Butte this winter, aside from skiing?

Crested Butte is an amazing place to explore during the winter, and while most visitors flock towards our ski mountain, there are so many other activities where you can enjoy the beauty and spirit of our valley!

Cross Country Skiing-

CB is actually the Nordic Ski Capital of Colorado with over 50km of groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing! Our Nordic Center offers equipment rentals, day passes and lessons/clinics, which all can be booked online to promote social distancing.

Cross country skiing is a great way to get out into nature and really experience the beauty of our valley. It is also a great workout and a warmer option for days when it’s really cold on the mountain. Also, many of the trails allow dogs, so you can take your pup along for a snowy adventure. 

Snow Shoeing and Fat Tire Biking-

Snow shoeing and Fat Biking are other great ways to explore the mountains. CB Nordic and CBMBA have over 10km of groomed trails. You can rent snow shoes at the Nordic Center and Fat Bikes at any of the bike shops in town.

Check out the town-

Have a cozy, quiet day by walking around Elk Avenue or exploring the surrounding streets with colorful houses covered in snow. There are plenty of great coffee shops to fill you with a warm beverage, and shops with unique gifts, warm winter gear, and more. Hungry? Check out the restaurants in town with socially distanced dining, or to-go options!

Visit our tasting room-

Come stop by our tasting room in Gunnison! We are offering full tastings of our wine line-up or any of our wines by the glass, and delicious cheese boards by CB Personal Chefs. It’s a great way to see how our wine is made and warm up after a long day of skiing. Fridays and Saturdays from 2-7pm or by appointment!

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