In the past year, the Lompoc Wine Ghetto has received its fair bit of publicity in the press (here, here, here and here). This collection of wineries and tasting rooms is receiving this attention not only because of the critical mass of producers in one location but the unique and unlikely urban location.While not in the pastoral valleys of Napa or Sonoma, this collection of world-class wineries has become a wine-tasting destination. As impressive as the Ghetto may be, it is not unique.
Colorado Winery Row is a collaboration of four artisan wineries that have created Denver's "urban wine tasting destination" in the chic Highlands neighborhood. Bonacquisti Wine Company, Cottonwood Cellars/The Oltahe Winery, Garfield Estates Vineyard and Winery and Verso Cellars provide a location where wine consumers can visit with the winemakers and try a wide variety of Colorado wines. Please check out my article about Colorado Winery Row for Palate Press: the online wine magazine.