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Palisade, Colorado recognized as great wine destination

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Sonoma County, Calif. and Napa Valley, Calif. are No. 1 and 2, but Palisade climbed to No. 9 on TripAdvisor's top 10 wine vacation getaway list.

Palisade Chamber of Commerce President Juliann Adams spoke with 9NEWS anchor Gary Shapiro about why Palisade has risen in ranking.

"I think the setting is very unique. We have close proximity to all the winery's [and] two years ago, the town of Palisade received a grant to create a fruit and wine trail," Adams said.

Adams also touched on Palisdale's scenery.

"We have numbered markers that takes our visitors on a 28-mile loop that goes through the wineries, orchards, farms and art studios, so [it is] very easy for our customers to get around," Adams said.

You can also select different types of wine tours as a Palisade guest.

"Wine tours [can be in] a limo, or horse-drawn carriage," Adams said. For more information please visit: 

Here are the top 10 wine destinations:


  1. Sonoma County, CA
  2. Napa Valley, CA
  3. Willamette Valley, OR
  4. Finger Lakes, NY
  5. Long Island, NY
  6. Paso Robles, CA
  7. Temecula Valley, CA
  8. Walla Walla, WA
  9. Palisade, CO
  10. Plymouth, CA
Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.

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