Friday, June 19, 2009

We're Official

Yay, we have a sign! We got our new sign today, I think it looks great. We are now a little easier to find so come by some time to taste some Colorado wine in Boulder. Hopefully the rest of the weekend is as nice as today is, it's great wine tasting weather.
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

Another Busy Weekend

You have many choices this weekend of where you can visit us. Total Beverage in Thornton is having it's 10th Annual Colorado Wine & Mead Festival Saturday and Sunday from 11-4. They are located 2 blocks east of I-25 at the corner of 104th and Washington in Thornton, Colorado. This is a free event so come on out and taste some wine.

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

Early Season in the Vineyard

The Bookcliff vineyards escaped winter damage yet again in 2009. Every spring, Colorado grape farmers cross their fingers, and hope that the vines did not suffer during the sometimes cold, sometimes dry winters. Despite a few vines succumbing to the cold we came out on top, and are looking forward to an ideal growing season. So far we've had early hot weather, good for early shoot growth, followed by abnormal cool weather, good for slowing down excessive growth during the plants flowering stage. We've passed the flowering stage and just this week can see the berries that will eventually be ripened, and processed into wine. We are now entering the pre-bunch closure stage, the berries will expand, and the cluster will tighten, until Verasion in August when they stop growing and develop their flavor and color. In the meantime, we are mowing, irrigating, and keeping mildew out of the vineyard. We are also continuing our compost treatment. In our third year, we are building our soils with local materials, composted during the winter, and in the spring spread in vineyard areas with nutrient deficiencies. This is a longer and slower process than traditional chemical fertilizers, but will have a long term benefit on the health of the vineyard soils and the quality of the wine. We look forward to a beautiful summer in the valley.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We're Tweeting?!?

BookCliff Vineyards is now on Twitter. Thats right we are up on all of the technology out there. ;) In case you haven't heard of Twitter click your way over to to find out what were doing, literally. It's just another great way to find out about new wine releases, special dinners and parties that we're throwing and of course just to find out what we're doing at the moment. Like right now we are tasting different blends that will be the next version of the Friday's Folly.