Harvest Hosts is an awesome membership program with a large network of available hosts. As of yet, 3293+ locations have opened their hearts and their homes and/or businesses to members of the Harvest Hosts RVing community. Through this program, members are offered overnight accommodations with no camping fees in beautiful and quiet places across North America. In return, they are expected to make a small purchase to patronize the small business that hosts them. One of our lovely hosts is Mountain View Winery in Olathe, Colorado. Read on to learn all about the vineyard’s longstanding history, its origins within the Harvest Hosts program, and what potential visitors can expect to experience.
The orchard and vineyard property for Mountain View Winery has been owned by the Young family for sixty years. In 2001, Michael Young and his wife Wendy took over their family’s orchard and established the vineyard and winery. Nearly twenty years later, the winery and orchard continue to thrive, allowing visitors to sample wines in their tasting room, which is open year-round.
The Business Today
Today, the Youngs continue to tend an organic vineyard and also diligently bottle their wines on the premises. They are a Western Slope winery that is open year-round in the heart of the Uncompahgre Valley of western Colorado. Their wines contain subtle and varied flavors that the Colorado soil and crisp mountain air produce. As a result, they have wines to suit every taste. In addition, their tasting room contains a gift shop, offering various Colorado-made gifts that include locally made fruit jams, jellies and syrup, elk and game salami and summer sausage. Of course, you can also purchase their wines here, as well.
In their orchard, they grow apples, pears, peaches, plums and cherries in season. It is also a family-friendly place, as they open up their orchard to fruit and vegetable picking throughout the spring to fall.
When asked about their favorite part of running their business, Mike and Wendy replied, “We love the laid back atmosphere of western Colorado. It is wonderful to be a part of producing something that delights people. With the winery, it is fun to visit with the range of people from all over the world.”
Joining Harvest Hosts
Mountain View Winery has been part of the Harvest Hosts family for over six years now. They have always enjoyed their Harvest Hosts guests and have hosted folks from all over the world. Guests have been known to enjoy their wines and their lovely property, where there is truly something for everyone. The property is located within an hour or two of several awesome local sites, including Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Telluride, Grand Mesa, Ouray and the Uncompahgre Plateau. At their farm, the parking locations allow guests to park their units facing the gorgeous sunsets, a real treat. As a result, winery guests tend to capture some amazing sunset photos to detail their stay on the property.
Mountain View Winery is a fine example of the excellent experiences that Harvest Hosts members can expect to find. It doesn’t get much better than warm and inviting hosts, a gorgeous and inviting property, and fresh-picked fruits with delicious wines. Come on over and see for yourself!
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