Our 36 acre farm sits atop the Roger's Mesa located in the North Fork Valley. With sweeping views of the West Elks Mountain Range to the East and Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the South. We cultivate high elevation fruit including grapes, apples and peaches. This farm has been certified organic for over 25 years and we are committed to maintaining that status as well as integrating new farming techniques to encourage regenerative agriculture such as animal integration, geothermal greenhouses and crop diversity. This property is more than just a piece of land it is a home, a community gathering spot, and a provider. We are just one of many hands that help shape that which makes Mesa Winds.
Gently sloped, south- facing vineyards with clay loam and limestone gravel similar to soils of Burgundy create a vineyard site optimal for growing varieties such as Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris.
Sitting at approximately 5800' in elevation the intensity of sunlight, extreme temperature variations and high desert conditions produce grapes that are concentrated in flavor yet still possess enough acid to create balanced wine.
Like our vineyards our orchards of Red Globe Peaches and Gala Apples also benefit from our unique climate. Hot summer days concentrate sugars in the fruit while the cool evenings capture and maintain those sugars without over ripening. Our fruits are picked at the peak of season to ensure maximum sweetness and flavor.
Home to Scottish Highland Cows, Kune Kune pigs, Southdown Baby Doll Sheep and a few chickens. All of our animals contribute promoting soil health, cover crop maintenance and biodiversity of the farm. They also provide natural, humanely raised meat that is prepared specially with our fresh produce in the tasting room.
Our market garden grows over 25 different crops destined for your plate. Utilizing holistic strategies such as companion planting, crop rotation and on-farm composting these crops never see pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
The tasting room menu changes often allowing us to harvest each one of these crops at the peak of season for optimal flavor. Items in our tasting room are prepared simply in order to capture and highlight the natural essence of each variety.