Denver winery Bigsby’s Folly will open on June 16 in RiNo

Bigsby's Folly on Wazee Street in RiNo, April 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Bigsby's Folly on Wazee Street in RiNo, April 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) five points; rino; construction; development; bigsbys folly; winery; Denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty
Bigsby’s Folly on Wazee Street in RiNo, April 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Get your feet into grape-stomping shape, Bigsby’s Folly has an official opening date.

The River North urban winery will welcome its first customers on June 16.

Bigsby’s Folly takes up 7,000 square feet inside a 130-year-old warehouse at 3563 Wazee St. There are two patios, 12 taps and a kitchen to provide small plates. As Adrian reported in April:

Instead of having people go to Napa, Sonoma and Willamette valleys on the West Coast, the [owners] want to work with growers and vintners there and bring the grapes and bottles to Colorado. The couple also plans work growers on the Western Slope to have wines that are fully Colorado.

And the big attraction: Customers can make their own wines — from the crushing, mashing and blending to the bottling and labeling.

The first 50 customers on opening day will get free wine growlers. (Clarification: The growler is free, but you have to pay for the wine that goes in it.)

Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Bigsby's Folly owners Chad and Marla Yetka in the winery before it opens, April 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) five points; rino; construction; development; bigsbys folly; winery; Denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty
Bigsby’s Folly owners Chad and Marla Yetka in the winery before it opens, April 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Ashley Dean

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