Raise a glass to Colorado`s wine harvest season

The long awaited harvest season has begun in Colorado’s wine country. More than 120 Colorado wineries are gearing up for crush.

Thousands of wine lovers make the annual pilgrimage to Colorado’s Western Slope to sample a growing array of Colorado wines and participate in a variety of events, like grape stomps, festivals, winery tours, winemaker competitions, hands-on workshops and more.

With a late spring frost and a relatively cool summer, the harvest is likely to be smaller than in years past, but the grapes that remain should be hearty and of high quality for winemaking.

Kyle Schlachter, the executive director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development board stopped by 9NEWS Tuesday morning and talked about this year’s wine harvest and the economic impact it will have on the state.

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