- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

PALISADE, Colo. (AP) - Some Colorado wineries say consecutive bad winters have forced them to look to other states for grapes.

Vendors at the Colorado Mountain Winefest told the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1qkXHkl ) Saturday that they are looking to Washington and California for grapes to make their wine, despite advertising that says the grapes are locally grown.

Parker Carlson, who owns Carlson Vineyards in Palisade, Colorado says 60 percent of his grapes came from out-of-state this year. He says he usually relies exclusively on Colorado grapes.

Marcus Tipton, owner of InVINtions in Greenwood Village, says a grape shortage has meant he no longer uses Colorado grapes.

The wine celebration in Riverbend Park showcased more than 50 Colorado wineries.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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