Parker Boasts not one but two wineries within the Town of Parker limits. Outstanding Wines, Made Right Here In Colorado!
Purgatory Cellars Winery
The first winery to open was Purgatory Cellars.
Owner Marko Ćopić originates from Jastrebarsko, Croatia, and brings 20 years of “Old World” and Mediterranean style winemaking experience to Colorado, combining them with his modern winemaking techniques to offer a vastly different wine tasting experience to the Colorado viticultural scene.
Purgatory Cellars works hard to source most of its grapes from Colorado and to exploit the qualities of Colorado’s unique climate and significant elevation features. Purgatory Cellars is working to bring specific qualities of grapes from the Western Slopes and Four Corners regions of Colorado to the Front Range.
Purgatory Cellars is making and aging wine in Amphora containers with their origin going back about 5,000 years in ancient Greek and Roman history when Amphorae were used in the preservation and transportation of various products both liquid and dry, but mainly for winemaking.
The Amphorae are made from special clay in the country of Georgia and infused with beeswax and then baked in a wood-fired kiln until the beeswax is completely infused in the pot. This wine-making technique provides flavors and characteristics different from other aging methods.
Amphora production is about 3,000 liters per year including at least 5 different varietals. You must come and try this gorgeous wine.
We invite you to stop by for happy hour M-F 3-6 and enjoy $3 glasses of wine
18921 Plaza Dr, Ste 100
Call (303) 600-8209
Hours Noon – 9 p.m.
The Wine Barrel Winery
The newest winery features more Colorado-style wines named for local landmarks in Parker like Hilltop White, Cottonwood Bubbly, Bradbury Ranch Red or Clarke Farms Fortitude. They have small plates of food to eat along with your wine sampling.
The Wine Barrel
11495 S. Twenty Mile Rd, #5,
They make wine on site from grapes imported from all over the world. They blend, ferment, and bottle our wine for everyone to see. Their mission is to bring the joys of wine to everyone. From those who have never tried wine, to those who only know what they like (or don’t like), to those who are wine experts, they have a glass of wine for you. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you know about wine. Their sommeliers and staff are here to help you figure out what you like, what you don’t like, and what you should try next. Stop by for a wine tasting, a glass of wine, or to pick up a bottle.
Both Wineries are open to you bringing your own food or order in. Both have gift certificates and wine club availability and of course wine by the bottle to take home.