Library Foundation launches new wine May 17

Soon, you’ll be able to help raise funds for Mesa County Libraries just by opening a bottle of wine to enjoy.

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation is launching Well Read, a specially branded red wine produced by Grande River Vineyards, with a special launch party set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Grande River Vineyards, 787 N. Elberta Ave. in Palisade, just off I-70 exit 42. The launch party is open to the public, and admission is free.

A portion of the sale price of each bottle of Well Read will benefit the Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to benefit Mesa County Libraries. The Foundation supports capital projects, special events, and other special projects of the library.

“We are thrilled to offer this unique product as a way for Mesa County residents and others to support local library services,” said Jane Fine Foster, president of the Mesa County Libraries Foundation. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with Grande River Vineyards and other local partners to make Well Read available to consumers. The wine will serve as a fun and special conversation-starter about the importance of the library to the community.”

Well Read will be available for purchase at Grande River Vineyards beginning May 17.

Read The Daily Sentinel’s coverage of Well Read here!



The Mesa County Libraries Foundation will present Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanoes in concert the evening of Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Grande River Vineyards. The outdoor show kicks off the winery’s annual summer concert series, Hear It Through the Grapevine, and happens during the annual Colorado Lavender Festival in Palisade.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, and they are available online through or in person at Grande River Vineyards, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, and Roper Music. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Food, wine, soda, and bottled water will be available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. Bring a chair and a picnic, but please leave pets at home.

“It’s exciting for the Mesa County Libraries Foundation to bring Ralph Dinosaur to the Grand Valley. Many local residents are familiar with Ralph’s music and don’t miss a chance to see him, so we are looking forward to a great show,” said Karen Kllanxhja, Development Director for Mesa County Libraries. “Come out to Palisade and join us for a really fun evening June 30!”

And yes, Well Read will be available at the concert!


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