Colorado Natural Wine Week 2019 runs from Monday, April 15th through Saturday, April 20th, with wine tastings, winemaker dinners, wine dive bar takeovers, in-store retail tastings, and much more.
Wine, in its purest and most essential form, is little more than fermented grape juice. In the Twentieth Century, however, advancements in technology, chemistry, and agriculture have led to a world where most wines today resemble manufactured goods more than agricultural products. Most “modern” wines have been stripped of their individuality, terroir, and personality by additives, technological processes, and other manipulations in both vineyard and winery.
The natural wine movement seeks to reverse that anonymizing, homogenizing trend on a vine by vine, wine by wine basis. And the Colorado Natural Wine Consortium brings those wines to the Colorado market, through tastings, winemaker dinners, seminars, and other events, with Natural Wine Week as our showcase.
The Colorado Natural Wine Consortium was founded in 2014 by local wine distributors: The Harvest Wine Company, Natural Wine Company, and Empire/Noble Selections. For 2019, we are joined by Classic Beverage Company and Maverick Wine Company.
Together we bring you our showcase series of events: Colorado Natural Wine Week, held in the third week of April. Natural Wine Week is a celebration of organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and otherwise natural wine. Across Denver and Boulder, winemakers, producers, importers, local wine wholesalers, restaurants, and retailers will be celebrating with a variety of tastings, dinners and events.