The idea behind a wine tasting restaurant was to expose the public to Colorado Wines. It is a little known fact that Colorado has an ideal climate for grape-growing. The hot summer days, cool evenings and high altitude, similar to conditions in Italy, France and parts of California, are perfect. Colorado's grape-growing regions range in elevation from 4000 to 7000 feet and are thus among the highest vineyards in the world, resulting in hot days accompanied by cool nights. The long warm daylight hours of intense high altitude sunlight mature the fruit completely and build the natural sugars. The cool evenings cause the grapes to retain the acids so vital to premium wine making.