Winery Experiences & Event Center
The Blendings Tasting Room is now open to the public. No reservations needed to enjoy a glass or flight of wine. Stop by and try our new wine slushes!
Thursday: 3 pm - 8 pm
Friday: 12 pm- 9 pm
Saturday: 12 pm - 9 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 9 pm
Wine Blending Experience
Create a custom blending experience and be a winemaker for a day. Sample, learn about, and blend five different wines. Available Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only. $25.00 per person, custom bottles are $20.00.
Blendings is a unique and exciting winery nestled in the foothills directly adjacent to the grapevines at The Hillside Vineyard. Enjoy our wine blends on-site or make a reservation for a truly hands-on experience.
Blendings winery sits on The Hillside Vineyard property nestled in the foothills of Fort Collins, Colorado. The property inspires a feeling of being secluded in nature despite being only minutes from downtown Fort Collins. We grow three varieties of grapes on our property. A small vineyard of Frontenac Blanc, Marquette, Louis Swenson grapes and a superfruit berry called Aronia are all planted on the property. We invite you out to see, taste, and touch these beautiful berries. Our berries are used to make dried fruit, juices, wines, jams and jellies, flavored chocolates, and baked goodies. Samples and education about our Aronia berries and our Aronia wine are always available.
With help from our Winemaker and knowledgeable staff, visitors get the opportunity to taste a glass, flight, or micro-blend a bottle. Bottles can be custom labeled with their individual blend of wine that is personalized for their palate and preferences. The experience is intended to be a “hands-on” learning opportunity for customers to have fun with friends and family while indulging in their passion for wine.
Mix and Taste a Personal Creation
Choose from a glass or a flight of our custom blended red, white, or rosé. With the help of our winemaker and staff, you’ll taste, learn, and take notes on which of the samples appeal to you and why. Blending two or three will ultimately result in a taste that excites you and gives you a wine A-HA! That special blend becomes your personal recipe that you can bottle, seal, and custom label.
Mini Blending Experience
Scared of commitment? Start with a taste of six wines, then become a Winemaker and create your very own recipe. Enjoyed by 1-2 people. We give you the option to try out the process of blending without having to take some home.
Blendings is located in the countryside northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado.
The winery sits on The Hillside Vineyard property, a popular wedding and event venue. The property inspires a feeling of being secluded in nature despite being only minutes from downtown Fort Collins. A small vineyard of Frontenac Blanc grapes are planted on the property. We invite you out to see these beautiful yellow and gold berries. They produce a very light straw colored wine and lend themselves to a semi-sweet wine flavor. In addition to our Frontenac Blanc vines, we also have vineyard of grapes and hedges of Aronia. The Aronia berry is native to Poland and exhibits a dark purple berry that is packed with antioxidants and health benefits. Both fruits are utilized to make wine, jams and jellies.
Blendings provides customers with a unique opportunity to experience high quality wines that have been produced by established wineries throughout the United States. With help from our Winemaker, a visitor gets the opportunity for one hour to personally micro-blend, bottle, and custom label their individual blend of wine that is personalized for their palate and preferences. The experience is intended to be a “hands on” learning opportunity for customers to have fun with friends and family while indulging in their passion for wine.
The wine you craft at Blendings should have a one-of-a-kind, special label that completes your unique creation.
You get to play the roles of both winemaker AND designer. Choose from a pre-designed template or create your own from scratch. Combine favorite pictures, graphics and text to help celebrate what’s inside. We’ll have your labels printed and ready for you when you arrive for your Blendings Experience.
We invite you to host your guests among the wooden wine barrels in our intimate tasting space.
You can book a Blending Experience on this page by scrolling up to the “Book Online Now” button. They can be booked online only at this time.
The guided Blending Experience includes five 3oz glasses of wine, a tasting and blending placemat, educational materials, and the option to bottle your blend.
Since people work at different speeds, the blending with bottling may take up to 2 hours. Without bottling the experience may take up to an hour.
No, there is no obligation at any time to bottle your blend.
Yes, we welcome wine lovers of all experience and knowledge levels. We will do our best to answer your questions.
Yes, the Blending Experience is limited to 15 people and it is first come first served. You may book all 15 spaces if you would prefer a private experience.
All cancelations that are 72 hours or greater from the scheduled time are free to cancel. Any cancelation within 72 hours will result in a cancelation fee.
Yes, you can bring your own wine label; however, we must be able to place our government required label on the bottle.
Yes, we offer a few options for labels free of charge.
Yes; however, conditions and limitations apply.
All additional bottles are $20.00 + tax.
We ask that you please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled Blending time. Add more time if you would like to purchase a glass of wine and a cheese board before you blend.
Head to the bar when you arrive. Any server will be able to help you.
Please wear wine-friendly clothing and closed-toe shoes.
No, unfortunately we do not have the space for additional guests during the Blending Experience.