When most people think of Denver, Colorado, they probably think of the great outdoors and all of the beautiful mountains and scenery first and the great brewery scene second. When Chris and I visited last year, we were both very excited to visit a few breweries, but when I was doing my research for Denver I stumbled upon a little something extra that was right up our alley, a winery located in the heart of downtown Denver, The Infinite Monkey Theorem.

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

Now I’ll be the first to admit, when I think of a winery the first thing that comes to mind is all of the beautiful wineries in Napa Valley with the sprawling vineyards and the big beautiful house where you sit down and have a seated tasting and they explain to you all about the flavors that you’re experiencing with your wine. That is not what you can expect from the Infinite Monkey Theorem. Instead of a “classy” Napa experience, definitely expect a much more laid back winery experience that almost feels like you’re in a brewery instead of a winery.

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

The Infinite Monkey Theorem winery started in Denver back in 2008 when the owner decided that he wanted to throw all of the normal winery pretentiousness out the door and focus on making good wine out of local ingredients, which is how the name came to be, that you can make a really good product out of all the normal winery chaos. So he started growing grapes in Colorado and harvesting them at their best time and then began to make wine in a warehouse in downtown Denver, and that’s exactly where you can go today for a tour and wine tasting!

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

Chris and I actually arrived a little bit earlier than our tour time at the Infinite Monkey Theorem, but instead of just sitting around, we were given a glass of wine to help hold us over until our tour started which, of course, was on tap. Now I don’t know about you, but having wine on tap and readily available is definitely a perk to me! Chris and I relaxed outside for a little bit because Denver outside in July is actually bearable, unlike in Houston, before we headed on our tour.

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

Our tour guide was a ton of fun and did a great job of explaining us to the history of the winery, how the production works, and of course just tasting and talking about wine. We tried a few different types of wine, but one of my favorite parts was getting to try out their canned cider and wine because at the time it was such a unique concept, now not so much. I still think that it would be a blast to get some canned wine and take them to a tailgate, so I could drink wine instead of beer, although that will definitely have to happen next year instead of this year.

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver
The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver
The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver
The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

Overall, our experience at The Infinite Monkey Theorem couldn’t have been better. Now if you’re not going to be in the Denver area anytime soon, don’t worry, The Infinite Monkey Theorem actually has another location besides Denver, and that’s in Austin, Texas. Both Denver and Austin are funky cities and Austin is located pretty close to the Texas wine region so it just makes sense for their second location to be there. So next time you’re visiting the capital of Texas, make sure to stop in for some wine as well! I’m very happy to be linking back up with these wanderful women for some Wanderful Wednesday- Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This and Marcella of What a Wonderful World!

The Wandering Weekenders- Visiting An Urban Winery In Denver

Have you ever visited a winery in a city before? Have you ever visited The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery before? 

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  • ooo austin too! i love a good urban winery. fascinating to me. i have one actually across the street from my apartment (talk about dangerous) so i had to check it out when it moved in. i love that you can plop a winery in the middle of a city and it works!

    xoxo cheshire kat

    • Me too! I mean you probably know by now how much I love wine, so I would totally check out any wineries that were to open up in Houston as well. I didn’t realize it at the time that there was another location in Austin, but if Chris and I ever go for a long weekend to Austin, we definitely want to go there!

  • Love Monkey Theorem! We brought our friends there last weekend (Austin location), and that was probably our 7th or 8th time there. It’s so much fun, and I’m always surprised at how wonderful the wine is – even most of the canned wine! I’d love to visit the Denver location because some of the employees at the Austin location were telling us about how both of them are very unique from each other.

    • I’d love to visit the Austin location too! I feel like the fact that it’s an urban winery and that naturally it’s just a little more funky than your typical winery would mean that both locations are different from each other. I haven’t really been looking, but I’d love to see if I could find the canned wine in stores! I think that it’d be a great tailgating option!

  • Rachel

    I remember when you first talked about canned wine and I was so amazed! This was a great post, I loved reading all about this urban winery! You are right, how awesome would canned wine be for a tailgate? And so much more practical than opening an entire bottle. If we ever make it to Denver or Austin, we will have to try it out! Happy Wednesday, Ashley!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

    • I hope that you do make it out there! It was such a cool experience, to go to a winery and try wine without ever having to leave the city. And the canned wine would seriously just be perfect! I haven’t been looking lately, obviously, but I need to see if I could find it in stores somewhere!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    My husband would be all over this! So hip and fun!

  • Oh what fun!! My sister would love this place. I have always wanted to go to Denver but the high altitude scares me as an asthmatic.

    • I would do my research on how the altitude really effects people with asthma because I bet that you could go and just take it easy and still have a really good time! If you love wine, you would definitely love the Infinite Monkey Theorem!

  • LOVE this! When I think of Denver I think of the breweries, sports stadiums, Red Rocks theater, and hiking. Now I can add this winery too <3

    Green Fashionista

    • You definitely can! Hopefully y’all can take another trip back sometime and get a chance to make it over to the Infinite Monkey Theorem! It’s a really fun place that still keeps a Denver personality!

  • What a cool experience – and yeah it definitely looks more like a brewery than a winery from the outside! I LOVE wine tastings so this is right up my alley 🙂

    • You and I are totally on the same page! As soon as somebody mentions wine, I’m all over it, so I definitely had to check out the Infinite Monkey Theorem when we were in Denver. It was really good wine with a funky vibe which was awesome!

  • I had no idea they had a location in Austin! I will be doing that next visit back “home” for sure! I love the name of this place and that they have wine in a can, how fun!

    • I didn’t realize that either, but it already makes me want to plan a trip to Austin once the babies get here so I can check it out. I swear wine in a can isn’t that crazy of an idea, but it would seriously be so awesome and perfect for tailgates or floating!

  • Nadine

    What a fun place to visit!!! I love trying new wines and ciders. I love that they gave you some wine before the tour even started. Talk about winning me over! haha! I have seen some cans of rose here in Birmingham that I have scooped up, so I am sure you can probably find some near you too!

    • I’m hoping that I’ll be able to find some once the babies get here because I really haven’t been looking for them lately. And it really was so much fun to visit Infinite Monkey Theorem. I didn’t really know what to expect, but all of the people there were pretty much like me a wine lover but a little more funky. It was a blast!

  • Wine in a can? Fun! This is so cool nd I had no clue there’s one in Austin! And you’re right, it does make sense, it’s perfect there!

    • Denver definitely gave me a very Austin vibe, so the fact that they have a second location in Austin was just perfect! And the wine in a can was actually pretty good! I want to find it in the grocery stores for tailgating next year!

  • I’ve been wine tasting, but never to an actual winery. Sounds and looks like you had a great time. 🙂

    • If you enjoy wine, you definitely need to try and go to a winery! They’re so much fun, and you can learn a lot about wine too! This one was very different, but a ton of fun!

  • Christina Sotherden

    Oh wow, how cool! This definitely looks like a fun and unique experience and the wine in a can – awesome!

    • I know! Why didn’t they think of wine in a can sooner? It would be perfect for those of us that prefer wine to beer when we’re tailgating!

  • Biana Perez

    I’m going to have to share this with my friend who lives there…although I’m sure she may have already heard about this!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I bet that she has! It was such a fun place to stop and visit, and it was a nice break from all the beer that we had been drinking!

  • Probably the cutest winery ever! A wine in a can is such a new-to-me concept but I remember you talking about it a while ago…Bummed I didn’t get to visit this place while I was in Denver.

    • That just means that you need another trip back, right? I need to go back to see a show at Red Rocks, and you need to go back to try out some more wine! And the wine in a can was totally new to me until I heard about it here! It makes perfect sense though!

  • I had no idea there were wineries in Colorado!! I’ve only heard about visiting the Coors factory. 😉 Did you know Colorado School of Mines is basically right across from it? All the CSM kids I interned with said they would do the tours after class for free beers. LOL

    • Haha I would totally do the same thing! There was a winery in Bryan and it was so much fun to visit to help make us feel fancy! And wine is totally not a thing in the Colorado area, but I love that the owner set out on a mission and made it come true! It was a blast to visit and the wine was pretty good!

  • What a fun winery concept! I love that it’s in the city and you don’t have to travel far to get to it. All the wineries around us take quite a while to get to- so this is pretty cool!

    • Exactly what I loved about it too! Being right smack dab in the middle of the city made it so easy to get to, and perfect for a quick trip, instead of a long day of wine tasting (not that there’s anything wrong with that though!). I hope that I can find more urban wineries, but maybe closer to me!

  • Interesting! Wine in a can…! Will have to try it out one day, but my friends are all wine snobs…

    • Haha I think that most people would call me a wine snob too, but it’s such a fun concept! Plus the wine in a can makes it pretty easy to move and you don’t have to worry about opening a whole bottle!

  • Such a cool experience! I’ve never visited a winery before but this one seems really intriguing!

    • It was so different from the usual wineries that we visited not only because of the location, but also because of it’s fun personality. I hope that you get to visit a winery soon!