Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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!
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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!