North Fork Valley Fertile Ground for Creatives

On Colorado's Western Slope, the North Fork Valley Creative District spans the towns of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford. It's a place that defies easy categorization, and its quirks are helping drive the local economy. Yvon Gros is a French-born chef who spent two decades in Vail, Colorado, before moving southwest to the North Fork Valley and establishing the Leroux Creek Inn & Vineyards. It's one of several wineries in the area, where an abundance of sunshine, plenty of heat in the summer and relatively mild winters combine to create that rare environmental equilibrium that encourages fragile grapes to grow into the raw materials for cabernets and pinots. Leroux is located on a sparse hill

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Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 22 - Crawford, CO 81415