Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Holidays


Colorado is an amazing state to live in. One day we have warm, sunny temperatures of 60 degrees F and the next it falls to -2 degrees F and snow just in time for a White Christmas! Now we are back into the 20's F and if there's one thing consistent about CO, that would be the brilliant sunshine we receive! We are so lucky to be living in a beautiful area. BookCliff Vineyards is practicing some new techniques this winter to insulate the grapevines. John and Ulla made a visit down to Palisade to work with our Vineyard Manager, Prescott, on laying down the vines and covering them with hay. Our goal is to keep them warm to survive the cold winter! BookCliff is looking forward to 2015 and we can't wait to kickoff the New Year with some upcoming dinners with local Chefs, here at the winery! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Cheers!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Stocking Stuffers!

Christmas is right around the corner and BookCliff Vineyards can help you fill those adult stockings with our unique offerings in the tasting room! We have a one-of-kind Recipe Book by Eric Skokan with Black Cat Farm, our Holiday Label Ensemble blend created by our local Artist Theresa Haberkorn and a fun Passport and Book combo featuring local wineries, breweries and distilleries in Colorado! We hope your Holiday Season is joyful and when you need to take a break from shopping, stop by the winery for a glass of wine!
Cheers!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Touch of Red Release


No need to panic anymore! Touch of Red is getting bottled tomorrow and released this weekend! This sweet, delightful wine is a popular puppy and she sold out this year! We went for a couple of months without it until we finished making the wine from our 2014 grapes. It exhibits bright, fruity sweet flavors with a smooth, yummy finish! It's a wonderful wine to enjoy with chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake or just by itself!
Cheers!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Visit to Washington Wine Country


The Tri-Cities of Washington State hosted their 37th Annual Wine Festival and I was lucky enough to attend this year! My husband and I met up with friends who work for Columbia Crest and 14 Hands Winery during the event. They had everything there from food by local catering companies and restaurants, to local breweries to 71 wineries! You could taste anything from a semi-sweet, sparkling Rose by Treveri Cellars to the most textured, silky red wine off of Red Mountain by Monte Scarlatto! There was also a live band and a silent auction in the middle of the convention center for entertainment. Working with Colorado fruit and wine, I always try to keep my palate fresh by tasting wines from other growing regions, and this was the perfect opportunity to do so! If you get a chance to visit Washington, check out the new 14 Hands facility in Prosser- you won't be disappointed!
Cheers!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wine and Women Series

This Sunday kicks off the first part of BookCliff Vineyards Wine and Women Series. We are pleased to have Master Sommelier, Sally Mohr, as our guest. She will be talking about wine choices for the upcoming holiday season and how to pair wine with your Thanksgiving dinner! Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet Sally and ask her all your wine questions. Light appetizers will be served. Please reserve tickets ahead of time at http://bookcliffvineyards.com/events/

Cheers!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Spooky Happenings at the Winery



There are some spooky events happening at the winery on this Halloween day. With a chill running through the cellar and the smell of fermenting grapes, you might see something unusual.
Hanging out in the tasting room is less scary than the cellar! Bwhahahahaha. We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween this year! Cheers!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Escoffier visits BookCliff Vineyards


BookClliff Vineyards was happy to host the students from Escoffier School of Culinary Arts for an afternoon of Winery Harvest education! They were able to see grape juice fermenting into wine and finished wine getting pressed off. John talked about crush and all aspects of the winemaking process. After the tour, everyone (over 21) was able to taste the wine made from our own Colorado grapes. We certainly enjoyed having you and being a part of your education!