We love discovering up-and-coming wine regions. Throughout the West, Napa and Sonoma are finding intriguing competition with the growth of wine trails in places as diverse as Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. The latter, with low humidity, cool nights and lots of sunshine, offers ideal conditions for wineries to flourish. In the Palisade area four hours west of Denver, more than two dozen wineries and vineyards sit among the red rock cliffs and mesas. At the center of this gorgeous landscape, wine lovers will find the Wine Country Inn, surrounded by 21 acres of working vineyards. Accommodations include 80 guest rooms and five Vintner's House suites that focus around Club Rooms with full kitchens, living rooms and dining areas — great for groups. Among appealing amenities are complimentary gourmet breakfast and afternoon tastings of private label wines, a pool, spa services with wine facials, the Tapestry Lounge serving light fare and Caroline's restaurant, which offers sustainable farm-to-table cuisine that's prepared using classic French techniques.