Wine and Autumn Leaves at Abbey Winery’s Harvest Festival

photo credit Canon City Chamber of Commerce

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City is a very special place for anyone looking to taste great wine in a gorgeous environment. Located on the grounds of the historic Holy Cross Abbey, this winery combines Sauvignon with stained glass and Cabernet with cloisters. Complete with a tree-shaded park and stellar customer service, the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is a must for any wine enthusiast passing through town.

September 22nd through September 24th, the Winery hosts its annual Harvest Festival, a weekend-long celebration of fall’s bounty and great wine. The winemakers’ dinner at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park gets the weekend rolling. Dinner attendees meet local winemakers, dine on gourmet food, and taste award-winning Abbey wine. Saturday’s and Sunday’s events take place at the Abbey and are filled with an awesome selection of fresh delicacies like salmon, crepes, roasted chilies, and freshly baked breads. Live music plays throughout the day and activities for kids keep everyone happy all-day long. 

The Harvest Festival at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is a free event with ample parking. Now that the leaves have turned and we are arguably in Colorado’s most beautiful time of year, it’s time to relax with a glass of wine and take in the scenery at this quintessential fall outing. 

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