One of Colorado’s oldest wineries, Stoney Mesa Winery was established in 1989 by the Neal family with the purchase of a 50 acre farm in Cedaredge, Colorado. Having roots in Western Colorado, they had began to notice a burgeoning wine industry in the fruit growing areas of Colorado. Having a love of wine and the area, in 1990 the first vines were planted and the roots of Stoney Mesa Winery took hold. Over the years we have expanded to multiple farms and also source grapes from many local growers.
Our current larger scale production focus is on white wines. Although we think Colorado can produce some great reds, we are focusing on our belief that white grapes will be our foundation. That is especially true in Delta County, where our largest farm is located. But we do understand that reds are a key to a successful winery. This will allow us to re-establish our red wine production as a much higher quality product and grow it from there. But the nature of red wine is a slow process and takes time. We have begun by fitting the barrel room with an impressive humidification system which is crucial in our arid climate and installed better cooling to maintain a more even temperature in the barrels room. These are both key to maintaining a more stable environment to age high quality reds in.