The next Drunk on Geology is for Continental Divide Cabernet Franc from the Continental Divide Winery in Fairplay, CO.
|Simplified Continental Divide of North America. Image courtesy of National Geographic.|
This primary continental divide, or Great Divide, runs north to south through several states within the contiguous United States including Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Since this dividing line is typically along mountain ridges, the line runs through a large number of National Parks as well.
|Continental Divide in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming|
|Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado|
|A bit more complicated map of the continental divide system for North America. Image courtesy of Geography Realm.|
"Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains, we produce and cellar premium wines above 10,000 feet elevation using Colorado grapes. Our scientific approach and meticulous attention to detail ensure exceptional wines crafted to artfully reflect the terroir of Colorado.
Our Colorado wines are produced from premium fruit from the Grand Valley AVA where the pristine waters from the Colorado mountains irrigate and nourish the vines. Our extreme elevation and cool temperatures help to produce a classic, old world style wine."
And the winery is definitely true to its name. The Continental Divide Winery, actually sits within the shadow of the Great Continental Divide as it winds its way through Colorado. The artist rendition of the mountains on the bottles of the winery I would assume represent the mountains in the background of their winery, through which the divide runs.