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