Amendment XXI opened its doors in the Lower Highland neighborhood almost two years ago. Where has the time gone? As a new business in the neighborhood, we wish to thank all our loyal patrons and supporters for helping us have a successful launch. We couldn't have done it without you!
Amendment XXI is a specialty retailer of fine wine, craft beers, and eclectic spirits. Not sure what you're looking for? Just stop in and talk to us...we're always available to help you choose a perfect bottle of wine for any occasion.
Hospitality industry professional Leo Bortolotto has worked in the realm of fine wine and food for more than a decade. He spent several years in Europe learning the finer points of pairing European cuisine with the ideal complement of wine. He shared his passion for the culture by leading rafts of tourists in exploring renown and rare Italian wineries. Leo’s decision to relocate to his adopted home of Denver, Colorado was with the intention of realizing his vision for an eclectic and customer-focused wine boutique. This venture, a retail wine shoppe in the Lower Highland community of downtown Denver, is a journey every wine lover must make.
About Our Neighborhood
In 1859, the same year as the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, a community sprang up west of the South Platte River called “Highland.” The Rocky Mountain News noted “no more handsome location for residences can be found than on the highlands of Highland, on the opposite side of the river from and overlooking Auraria and Denver.” Highlands prided itself on its clean air, beautiful gardens and tree-lined streets and, in particular, its high moral standards. The required fee of $5,000 to obtain a town of Highlands liquor license meant there wasn't a single bar in the entire neighborhood.
Redevelopment of the Central Platte Valley in the late 1990s and early 2000s saw Highland's fortunes rise again. Made more accessible to downtown with the construction of the Millennium and Platte River bridges and the Highland Bridge completed in 2006, Highlands is a thriving neighborhood with some of the city’s top-ranked dining and retail intermingled with beautifully remodeled original homes and stunning modern loft architecture.