Mesa Verde Country Wine and Art Festival 2012 in Colorado

 Attend the Mesa Verde Country Wine and Art Festival 2012 in Cortez, Colorado. Southwest Colorado’s towns of Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and Towaoc embrace the archaeological center of America with magnificent Vino con Vista mesas and canyons. This area is the home of the world-renowned Mesa Verde National Park; a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado. It has some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world.
Enjoy fine dining, wine tasting, art and culture at the ninth annual festival, which will showcase the locally produced wines of some of Colorado‘s finest wineries and local vintners. The menu offered by local restaurants and producers will feature: beef, elk and local veggies.

The Festival also showcases many of the talented local artists who are inspired by the region’s scenic beauty. Festivities will kick off with a winemaker’s dinner on Friday, August 24, 2012.

Cortez, Colorado

Cortez, Colorado (Photo credit: Dougtone)

Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park

Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s the Food, Wine and Art Festival Event Schedule:
List of ancient dwellings of Pueblo peoples in...

List of ancient dwellings of Pueblo peoples in Colorado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A photograph taken of the Cliff Palac...

English: A photograph taken of the Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Français : L’ancien village troglodyte de Cliff Palace, dans le Parc national de Mesa Verde. Colorado, États-Unis. Nederlands: De resten van het Cliff Palace in het Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, Verenigde Staten van Amerika. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde (Photo credit: Travis S.)

On Saturday from noon-5 p.m., the festival will continue at Cortez City Park with wine tastings, art, food, local and regional agricultural producers. There will be a musical performance by Thomas Martin Scott. The festival will end on Sunday with an open house at Guy Drew Vineyards from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

English: Mesa Verde Reservoir, Mesa Verde Nati...

English: Mesa Verde Reservoir, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA. This 13th century Ancestral Puebloan cistern is a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marsala

Marsala (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: August 24-26, 2012

WHERE: Cortez, Colorado

TICKETS: Tickets to the winemaker’s dinner on Friday cost $80 per person. Tickets to Saturday’s festivities cost $15 person, which includes a commemorative wine glass, or $20 at the door. Designated drivers get in free.

 For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.mesaverdecountry.com

Map of Colorado highlighting Montezuma County

Map of Colorado highlighting Montezuma County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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