The Business Times Newspaper features Edesia 2022

An annual event showcasing wine, spirits and food will offer a taste of new and old while raising money to provide health care in Mesa County.

Edesia is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade.

Named for the Roman goddess of food, Edesia will feature wines from new and established operations paired with cuisine.

Sponsored by FCI Constructors and Alpine Bank, Edesia raises funds for MarillacHealth, which provides a range of health care services to uninsured and underinsured Mesa County residents.

“Our theme New Kids on the Wine Block reflects many changes in our industry and our neighborhood,” said Ian Kelley, general manager of the Wine Country Inn. “We thought Edesia would be an ideal venue for locals to catch up early in the season.”

Kelley said several wineries have opened in the Grand Valley in recent years, among them Carboy, Ordinary Fellow, Sauvage Spectrum and Vines 79. There also have been changes in ownership at Grande River Vineyards, Maison La Belle Vie, Mesa Park and Whitewater Hill.