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Steve Flynn, winemaker/owner, caught the 'wine bug' during his first crush in September 2002 while working for Mountain Spirit Winery in Salida. He was soon on his way, fermenting everything in sight, from dandelions in the spring, Colorado fruit in the summer, and Colorado grapes in the autumn. After four years working at a commercial winery, Steve decided to embrace his 20 years of fine arts and cooking experience to pursue winemaking as a craft, and ultimately, an art. Opening Vino Salida in 2009, he has worked closely with Colorado grape and honey producers to forge long lasting relationships, focusing on the grower's talent for growing good wine. In the cellar, Steve's unending drive to craft a better product has led to many different styles of wine, all tasting unique and purely Coloradan.

For our Colorado grape wine, the grapes are picked at the peak balance of fruit flavors, sugars, and acidity. We hastily ship them to Salida and crush as soon as possible. White grapes are pressed to remove skins and the juice is fermented. The wine is then aged in stainless steel barrels and bottled after 6 to 12 months. Red grapes are fermented on skins, pressed after two to four weeks, aged in Kentucky oak barrels, and bottled after 8 to 18 months.

For our Colorado Traditional Honey Mead, we source alfalfa/clover raw honey from Beeyond the Hive in Salida. Water is added to create a simple syrup and yeast is added. The mead ferments from 2 to 6 months, age in stainless steel and Kentucky oak barrels, and are bottled 4 to 12 months from their birthdate. Our mead styles are dictated by the type of honey used, quantity of water and yeast strain added, and the containers used for aging.

Vino Bianco di Salida 2015

A dry, light bodied white wine with bright acidity, aromas of fresh green fruit, peach notes and a clean crisp finish. Unoaked.

72% Viognier / 16% Chardonnay / 12% Black Muscat

13.1% Alc/Vol

100% Grand Valley AVA

Chardonnay 2013

A dry, medium bodied white wine with light wood tones on the front, balanced with white pepper and fresh floral notes.

100% Chardonnay

Grand Valley AVA, 14.1% Alc/Vol


Novello 2014

An off-dry, light to medium bodied red wine with bright raspberry and cherry notes. Unoaked, fresh and delightful!

57% Old-vine Zinfandel / 43% Sangiovese

13.7% Alc/Vol

Suggested Pairings Grilled Veggies drizzled w/ Basil & Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pork Tenderloin w/ Dijon mustard bechamel, 100 day Aged Gouda w/ fresh strawberries & blackberries, and The Gotan Project!

The Winery

Open Thursday to Monday,
10 am to 5 pm
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday (Winter Hours)

Family owned and operated since 1995
15750 County Road 220
Salida, CO 81201
Get Map and Directions Here
Owners Michael and Terry Barkett
Winemaker - Andrew Ritchie (son-in-law)

Tasting Room & Shop

Open Monday to Saturday
10 am to 5 pm

Beautiful shop featuring the work of local and Colorado artists, everything wine and fun things for yourself and home.
Offering Complimentary wine tasting.
8046 West US Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Get Map and Directions Here

Twisted Cork Grill and Taphouse

Open weekdays,
11 am to 8:30 pm
Open weekends, 11 am to 8 pm

Patio dining along the "Little" Arkansas River
Wine and local beer flights, pizzas, hamburgers, fish and chips, fish tacos, salads and fun "grazing" small plate menu and so much more!
8046 West US Hwy 50 Salida, CO 81201

Mountain Spirit Winery opened in 1995 and is a family-owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the high country of the Upper Arkansas River Valley. We produce premium wines on five acres of farmland with apple orchards and an old homestead, surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain vistas.

Owners Terry and Michael Barkett, wine-maker and son-in-law Andrew Ritchie bring educational backgrounds of clinical medicine, computer science, laboratory technology and culinary expertise to Mountain Spirit's winemaking. This winery is trying to answer the question: “Everyone has a Merlot and Chardonnay. Do you have anything different to offer?” We continue to explore new blends of wines while maintaining high standards inherent to the gentle art of winemaking, which gives rise to our motto:

“Quality wines with a difference.”

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Mountain Spirit Wines they are only available to the public through the website, directly from the winery or gallery, or the Twisted Cork Grill and Tap Room in Salida.

So stop by and see us or place your order on-line or by telephone.

A visit to Salida Colorado just isn't complete without a meal at the Twisted Cork , located in the same building as the Gallery and Tasting Room. Stop in to taste some of the finest cuisine Salida has to offer.The Twisted Cork has just been named Salida's best restaurant as well as Salida's best lunch! Visit the Twisted Cork Grill and Taphouse website!



Great Western Lodging

  • (719) 539-2514
  • 352 W. Rainbow Blvd.
  • Salida, CO 81201