Thursday, November 20, 2014
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!
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
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
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!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
We had a chance to join Heros like Us at their On the Farm Off the Hook dinner at the 63rd Street Farm. This was a five course dinner at the farm each course paired wine wine, beer and spirits from Boulder County - BookCliff Vineyards, Upslope Brewing, S&L Distilling. The chefs from Colt & Gray and Table 6 prepared the dishes. All the vegetables came from the farm. One of the courses was a whole goat slowly cooked served with carrots, parsnip and beets. Heros Like Us is all about providing great food to everyone and it does this by putting on charity food and wine events. Check it out at heroslike.us and eat for a good cause.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
What a beautiful weekend it turned out to be in Palisade for the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest. We hosted a farm to table dinner Friday night, then was up early with the roosters on Saturday morning, setting up for Winefest! Thank you to everyone who attended the weekend with us! We loved having you and enjoyed getting to spend more time with you! Eric and Jill with BlackCat put on a beautiful dinner! Ask anyone who was there and they'd say the same. The weather was absolutely perfect the entire weekend and if you missed going this year, sign up for our newsletter to receive updates for the upcoming dinners and next year's winefest dinner. Now, we are back in Boulder, ready to receive fruit this week from the vineyards in Palisade. Muscat Blanc and Viognier have already started fermenting in the tanks and we can't wait to get the other varietals into the cellar! We hope everyone had a great weekend as well! Cheers!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
On this cold and wet September day we bottled a warm and dry Malbec for you to enjoy. The bottling crew feels this will be a wonderful paring with Prime Rib, Grilled Lamb or Italian Spicy Sausage with a bold red sauce. We are quickly nearing harvest and the grapes are ripening quite nicely. We are excited about the first grapes of the year which we believe will be Muscat Blanc. The wine festival is just around the corner and the preparations for the Feast in the Vineyard are well under way.
John Garlich, Owner and Vintner with grapes from last year's harvest.