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 vineyards to flourish. In the Palisade area four hours west of Denver, almost 20 wineries sit among the red rock cliffs and mesas. At the center of this gorgeous landscape, oenophiles will find the Wine Country Inn, surrounded by 21 acres of working vineyards. Accommodations include 80 guest rooms and the Vintner's Guest House, a great option for groups. Among the enticing amenities are complimentary gourmet breakfast and afternoon tastings of private label wines, a pool, spa services and Caroline's restaurant, which offers sustainable farm-to-table cuisine prepared using classic French techniques.