West Elks  American Viticultural Area encompasses the wine growing region of Delta County, CO.  Known for some of the highest altitude vineyards of North America, Delta County, CO, produces some of the best Colorado wines.  The high elevation, coupled with very low humidity and cool nights is the secret in retaining a higher degree of acidity as the grapes ripen.  The vineyards of the West Elks AVA are knows for their production of white wines, including, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, as wells as Chardonnay and Pino Gris.

Come and visit the North Fork of Delta County, celebrate with the West Elks AVA, taste some of the best of the best of Colorado wine, and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.

Delta County Vineyards:


Leroux Creek Vineyards

12388  3100 Road, Hotchkiss,


Our vineyards cover 4 acres of our 54 acre farm. We grow two hybrid varieties—Chambourcin and Cayuga. All of our grapes are raised organically. The vineyard is in the West Elk American Viticultural Area (AVA) and we share grapes, knowledge, experience and the occasional glass of wine with the other vintners in the area. We use local fruits when in season to make small quantities of delicious fruit wines.

5680 Vineyards, Paonia:  970-527-6476
Alfred Eames Cellars at Puesta del Sol Vineyards, Paonia:  970-527-3269
Azura Cellars, Paonia:  970-390-4251
Black Bridge Winery, Paonia:  970-527-6838
Evening Grace Estate, Hotchkiss:  480-242-6299
Jack Rabbit Hill, Hotchkiss:  970-835-3667
Mesa Winds Farm & Winery, Hotchkiss:  970-250-4788
Red Mountain Ranches, Cedaredge:  970-856-3803
S. Rhodes Vineyards, Hotchkiss:  970-872-4925

Stone Cottage Cellars, Paonia:  970-527-3444

Stoney Mesa Winery, Cedaredge:  970-856-WINE

Terror Creek Winery, Paonia:  970-527-3484