Avant Farm & Vineyards
This private farm, vineyard and winery is a beautiful site with commanding views of Mt. Garfield and the Book Cliffs. The house and wine tasting room are located on a bluff on the south side of the Colorado River overlooking several acres of conserved land. The wetlands and Colorado River below support many migrating shorebirds and waterfowl species. There is also a large cottonwood tree that has hosted both Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron nests. The creosote bushes near the house are a good site for spotting Gambel’s Quail year round. Wine tasting offered year round and peaches are available in August.
Attractions: Highly diverse; excellent scenery; historic schoolhouse and ranch buildings
Habitat: Riparian, Semi-desert Scrub, Rural/Agricultural
Directions: To inquire about access to this site and to get directions, please call Neil Guard at 970-216-9907 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your potential visit. Please remember that this is a working vineyard and farm as well as a private residence, and there may be times when the landowner cannot accommodate visits.
Delorme: 43 D5
Roads of Colorado: 81 F2
Dates of Access: Contact owner prior to visit
Restrictions: Exercise caution when walking on the farm. While you are on the vineyard, remember to stay on roads, leave gates as you find them (whether open or closed), and refrain from taking anything off the vineyard or leaving trash behind.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Palisade
Other Wildlife: Moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, beaver
Handicapped Access: Limited
Contact Neil Guard at 970-216-9907.