Wine tasting is an inherently romantic activity. There's an intimacy and sophistication to it while also being relatively inexpensive and fun. Denver isn't known for its wineries but Balistreri in... Read More
Wine tasting is an inherently romantic activity. There's an intimacy and sophistication to it while also being relatively inexpensive and fun. Denver isn't known for its wineries but Balistreri in North Denver stands out. The wines are purposefully natural, approachable and easy to drink, made using a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Handcrafted one barrel at a time, Balestreri wines have deservedly won awards. The Balistreri family arrived from Sicily in the early 1900s, and though they started as "truck farmers" producing vegetables, they also continued their homeland tradition of making wine for the family. In 1998, that family tradition became a thriving business. In addition to tours and tastings, the winery is an idyllic location for a proposal, bridal shower, wedding, anniversary or photograph setting with its ballroom, sweeping staircase and lovely gardens. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available, with room to accommodate up to 250 guests.
- Romantic Things to Do: "Even those who react poorly to sulfites can enjoy wine here. Balistreri's wines are unaltered by chemicals, unfiltered and aged in American oak."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Balistreri stands out among Denver wineries not just for its carefully produced wines but also for its beautiful setting.