LUXE Stroll through vineyards. Walk
to local wineries. In the heart of
Colorado wine country.
Palisade, Colorado near Grand Junction.
Colordao Wine Country Inn
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Cooking classes

Wine Country Inn Presents Culinary Instruction by Executive Chef Marcelo Marino 

Three-day Package, Tuesday through Thursday

Starting at $780 per couple


  • Limited class enrollment of 12
  • One on one instruction by award winning Chef Marino
  • Deluxe lodging at the Inn in our Luxurious Vintners House Rooms
  • Private Welcoming Wine Reception
  • Field Trips to local tasting rooms
  • Class materials, recipes provided
  • Private Chef’s Table Graduation Dinner celebrating fresh, sustainable foods and local wines
  • Wine Country Inn logo apron for graduates.




Session Dates

  • November 26-28
  • January 7-9
  • January 21-23
  • February 4-6
  • February 18-20


Freshman Level Courses

Day 1 5 pm Caroline's, Private Wine Reception
  6 pm-8 pm Orientation:
History of Food (Gastronomy)
Day 2 9 am-12 pm Cooking Methods
Basic Terminology
Basic Techniques
  2 pm-5 pm Review
Selection of Food Products
Preparation & Basic Knife Skills
Soups, Basic Sauces & Emulsions
Day 3 9 am-1 pm How To Break Down Proteins:
(Basic Butchery-Poultry, Fish & Beef)
Recipe Execution, Plating & Presentation
  7 pm   Caroline's Chef's Table:  Chef Prepares Food; Graduates Enjoy




Wine Country Inn has named internationally known chef Marcelo Marino Director of Food and Beverage / Executive Chef


July 2013


Marino's culinary focus is farm to table fresh local foods prepared in the classic French tradition.  He also will refine the marriage of local Palisade and Colorado foods with local wines.