Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Pizzeria Basta is a great new restaurant opening up in the Peloton in Boulder. They focus on local ingredients and doing everything as fresh and flavorful as possible. We are honored that they will be carrying our Viognier and Friday's Folly by the glass. So join them tomorrow as they open up for a New Year's Eve Grand Opening celebration from 4pm-11pm. They will feature a fixed price three course menu for $22 per person, excluding drinks, tax, and gratuity. Chef Kelly Whitaker will be preparing selections from our upcoming menu, beginning with your choice of starter, followed by a wood-fire pizza, and finishing with dessert from our Pastry Chef Brad Rossini. They are located right in the middle of the Peloton at 3601 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder, CO. Call 719-661-3672 to make a reservation and check out http://pizzeriabasta.com for more info.
Have fun this New Years and again thank you for all of your support this past year!
Friday, December 18, 2009
We will have new winter hours at the tasting room starting in January. We will be open Friday-Sunday from 1:00pm - 6:00pm. These hours will last until May sometime when we will extend them again for the summer. Please also note that we will also be closed Christmas Day (12/25/09) and New Years Day (1/1/10). We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Looking forward to seeing you at our annual Santa Clause party on Saturday December 5th from
1:00pm - 6:00 pm at the winery, 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit #17, Boulder, CO 80304.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 14 & 15
Time: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Place: As always, at the BookCliff Tasting room at 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We couldn't have done this without you. As a thank you we are throwing an Anniversary Party to celebrate with you. On Saturday, November 7, we will have food, live music and 15% off all wine purchases. We will also have a silent auction of our library wine featuring some of the outstanding wine from the past ten vintages. All proceeds from this auction will go to the WAT Business Services whose mission is "To provide a wide array of employment opportunities for chronically mentally ill adults that will give them self esteem, social meaning and self worth". We really hope you can join us to make this fundraiser and anniversary a huge success.
Date: Saturday, November 7
Time: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Place: The winery and Tasting Room at 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Here is a pretty cool video (from http://www.savoreachglass.com/) of winemaking at super high altitude around Paonia, CO. It is true that we are still trying to find to perfect grapes for our region. In our neck of the woods over in Palisade; Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Riesling, Syrah and Merlot seem to do pretty well. Only time will tell...
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
They will have prize giveaways, tasty beverages and "tantalizing treats"! Plus Jack FM will be here from 3-4pm. It's a great opportunity to try some Colorado wine and to maybe find your next favorite. Highlands WineSeller is located at 6668 Timberline Road Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 and the phone number is (720) 889-WINE. Link over to their website at http://www.highlandswineseller.com/. Stop and say hi and as always let us know that you found out about this event here.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Two weekends ago Kenny and I went to the recently opened Palisade Grill, aptly named because it is a grill in Palisade, CO. I highly recommend it. Now we have two restaurants that are worth their salt in Palisade, thank goodness.
One of the wines they are serving is the Book Cliff Vineyard 2006 "Ensemble". Marvelously named because it is a symphonic collection of Cabernet Sav, Cab Franc, and Merlot. It is a well put together wine and is quite drinkable.
This is what their website http://www.bookcliffvineyards.com/ had to say about the wine:
"The Merlot makes this wine approachable, the Cabernet Sauvignon adds body and structure, and the Cabernet Franc gives it a light fruity finish. This wine is easy and friendly, good with a fancy dinner and enjoyable on its own. Light tannins and a smooth finish."
I completely agree with their review of how it travels down your palate. In addition, I'd like to add that the color is pleasingly rich with hints of Cab Sav's deep, luxurious purple, and it lays well in the glass. You want to swirl it in your Cab Sav shaped vessel forever. If I was do a blind tasting and someone asked me what type of wine this was, I'd say it was a Cab Sav. Thus, it can hold its own with a hearty meal.
Ensemble's varietal blend is: Merlot - 46%; Cabernet Sauvignon - 31%; Cabernet Franc - 23%The great part about this wine is that the vineyard where these grapes were harvested is just east of the peach orchard right across our street. Hopefully, our grapes can produce some quality wine as well next year.
It's still tough to compete with those California reds, but I believe this is one of the best Colorado wines around this season.Find you a bottle and pick it up.
Remember Imbibe and Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
What: Winery party and people's choice award
When: Saturday 8/22/09
Where: BookCliff Vineyard's tasting room, 1501 Lee Hill Road Unit #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Plum Creek Cellars
Friday, July 24, 2009
Yes, it is true, as of July 29th you will be able to enjoy four BookCliff Vineyards Fine Wines at the Ship Rock Grill, located in the Visitor Center at Red Rocks Ampitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Red Rocks Ampitheater, perhaps the best outdoor music venue in the United States will now feature BookCliff Vineyard fine wines. The Ship Rock Grill will feature our Lucky 20 blend of Chardonnay, Viogner, and Muscat Blanc; our 2008 Reisling, the 2006 Reserve Cabernet Franc, and our 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon featuring the fine art lable created at Red Rocks by Keith "Scramble" Campbell. So when visiting Red Rocks for a show, or just lunch, be sure to stop by the Ship Rock Grill and enjoy a glass of BookCliff Vineyards Fine Wine. Or celebrate your visit and meal with a bottle of the 05' Cab featuring beautiful Red Rocks lable art by Scramble and take it home as a momento.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Place: BookCliff Vineyards Tasting Room, 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, Colorado 80304
Friday, June 19, 2009
Oh yeah, we will be at Boulder Wine & Spirits this weekend for an in-store tasting. Friday and Saturday until 7pm. Stop by and say hi to John. They are located at 3325 28th Street in Boulder.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Of course we can be found at the Boulder Farmer's Market every Saturday as well from 8am-2pm. The market is located next to Central Park on 13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue.
Last but not least is our tasting room at 1501 Lee Hill Road #17 in north Boulder. Stop in to taste our wines and get a tour of the winery. Our new hours are Thursday-Sunday from 1-6pm. Don't forget that Upslope Brewery is only 3 doors down from us so you can taste some beer after visiting us.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
BookCliff Vineyards is located at 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
We are located at 1501 Lee Hill Rd. #17, Boulder, CO 80304. Click here for a map to our location.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Of course if you haven't tried our award winning Colorado wines, come visit us at our Boulder tasting room. We are open Fri., Sat. and Sun. 1-6pm and located at 1501 Lee Hill Rd. #17, Boulder, CO 80304.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tuna sashimi, house cured salmon, bruschetta with caprini & arugula
-Paired with 2008 Lucky 20
Where: BookCliff Vineyards winery/tasting room at 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, 80305
Please call (303) 499-7301 to make reservations for this event.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
-Paired with 2008 Viognier
-Paired with 2008 Chardonnay Final Blend
Rustic apple tart with gold raisins poached in spices and Muscat anglaise
When: Tuesday April 14th, 6:00 pm
Where: The Black Cat restaurant at 1964 13th St., Boulder
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Plums Potatoes Dumplings
5 large russet potatoes boiled with skin on until done
1.5 cup of flour
2 large eggs
salt and nutmeg
After cooking the potatoes peel and mash after slightly cool down. Next make a volcano adding mashed potato, flour, eggs, salt and nutmeg put together without over working and set a side.
10 ripe plums cut into quarters
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup of sherry wine
half cup of honey
Start your sauce pan with all the ingredients and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes until soft but not too soft.
Sweet Bread Crumbing
1.5 cup of bread crumbs
1.5 stick of butter
1 tea spoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of sugar
On a sauté pan melt your butter, bread crumbs and cinnamon until gold and brown and add the sugar. With the potatoes dough take a little piece and form a 2.5 inch disc. Put in the center a quarter of plum and make a ball. Put a large pot of water onto stove and bring to boil and reduce to a light simmer. When finished rolling the balls set 8-10 balls into simmering water keep balls separated in pot. Cook for 2 minutes until balls rise to top of the water and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from water onto a towel then roll into crumb mixture completely covering the outside. Serve with a glass of Finali dessert wine from BookCliff Vineyards.
Friday, March 13, 2009
We did also raffle off 4, three packs of our wines and I'll be posting the names of the winners here in the near future.
Our friends 2 doors down at UpSlope Brewery were also pleased to meet and host so many of you. They now have their 3rd variety available, a brew especially with St Patricks Day in mind. Don't forget to stop by Upslope when you're visiting us on Fridays and Saturdays. Currently UpSlope Brewery is closed on Sundays. Be sure to visit their website at http://www.upslopebrewing.com/ .
Don't forget that our tasting room is open from 1pm to 6 pm Fridays thru Sundays. Our facilities here in Boulder, the BookCliff Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room are also available for YOUR special events. Contact us for more details.
Again many thanks to those of you who made it to our Grand Opening, and all of you, new or returning, our open invitation to come and visit us.
Mark (your Friendly Neighboorhood BookCliff Sommelier)
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
When: Saturday March 7th, 2009, 1:00pm - 6:00pm, Music from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: BookCliff Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder CO 80304, phone: (303) 449 9463