Mountain Spirit Winery:
Mountain Spirit Winery opened in 1995 and is a family-owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the high country of the Upper Arkansas River Valley. We produce premium wines on five acres of farmland with apple orchards and an old homestead, surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain vistas.
Owners Terry and Michael Barkett, wine-maker and son-in-law Andrew Ritchie bring educational backgrounds of clinical medicine, computer science, laboratory technology and culinary expertise to Mountain Spirit's winemaking. This winery is trying to answer the question: "Everyone has a Merlot and Chardonnay. Do you have anything different to offer?" We continue to explore new blends of wines while maintaining high standards inherent to the gentle art of winemaking, which gives rise to our motto: "Quality wines with a difference." Due to the overwhelming popularity of Mountain Spirit Wines they are only available to the public through the website, directly from the winery or gallery, or the Twisted Cork Grill and Tap Room in Salida.