Since July 2002, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been attracting visitors from all over the world. Located on the pastoral and serene grounds of The Holy Cross Abbey and nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Wet Mountains, the winery is a shining example of what draws visitors to Cañon City and Fremont County.
The winery’s tasting room is open daily and was voted “Best Front Range Tasting Room” by Colorado Vine. There is ample parking and the beautiful tree-shaded park has picnic tables where you can enjoy your lunch and a bottle of wine. The gracious staff guided you through a tasting of multi-award winning wines. The gift shop is filled with items from all over the world as well as many items that are distinctively Colorado.
The winery also hosts an annual harvest festival on the last weekend of September. Celebrating the year’s grape harvest with music, food, and art, the highlight of the festival is the crushing of the community grapes for the wildly popular Wild Cañon Harvest wine. The wine contains grapes from over fifty growers with seventeen different varietals of grapes as part of the blend. The wine is traditionally released the week of Thanksgiving and has become the celebrated holiday wine of Cañon City.
The winery is also a wonderful place for gift shopping, as they can now ship wine to most states. Your gifts can be taken care of from start to finish. If you can’t visit the tasting room to shop, check out the winery website at www.abbeywinery.com.
The tasting room and gift shop are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, and on Sundays from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm.