Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Governor Hickenlooper Proclaims Colorado Wine Week 2012

Governor Hickenlooper proclaimed June 3rd, 2012 - June 10th, 2012 as Colorado Wine Week. This is a celebration of premier Colorado wines with a kick-off celebration at the governor's mansion on Thursday June 7th where governor Hickenlooper and the Agricultural Commissioner John Salazar will award the winners of the Governor's Cup 2012. On Saturday the 9th we are all invited to celebrate Colorado wine at the Urban Wine Festival at Sculpture Park in downtown Denver. For tickets and more information go to: http://www.coloradowine.com/cms/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.EHWevents&eventid=55

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Second Wine Festival for the Year

This year the Fort Collins Wine Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary. You can sample over 500 wines and great food to go with it. At the same time you support a great cause, the Disabled Resources Center which provides housing for people with disabilities. The grand ballroom is set up as large walk-around tasting. You can feel right home with the laid back atmosphere and chat with many other wine lovers. BookCliff Vineyards has been a supporter for many years and we will be there this Friday the 23rd of March starting at 6:00pm. For information and to purchase a ticket click here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wine and Food Pairing March 22nd, 2012

On March 22nd, at 6:00 pm, we will present the third dinner in our series of "Wine and Food Pairing with Local Chefs". This time we team up with Pizzeria Basta and the owner and chef Kelly Whitaker. Last year he prepared an amazing meal that exceptionally highlighted the whole idea of food and wine pairing. This year he will prepare a meal to pair with a Syrah "vertical", as well as a couple other wines. We wanted to serve something special so we dug deep into the library and found a few 2005 Syrah bottles. We will also be premiering the brand new vintage of "Basta White". We have been working closely with Basta to create this unique blend that will only be available at the restaurant. There are only a few seats left so make sure to sign up online soon!


1. Maine Diver Scallop served with Kambocha Squash and Micro Greens
–paired with the new "Basta White" blend

2. Baby Beet Salad
–paired with 2005 Syrah

3. Mirepoix Risotto
–paired with 2010 Reserve Syrah

4. Wood-fired Roasted Wisdom Farm Chicken served with Creamy Polenta and Prosciutto Braised Cabbage
–paired with 2009 Reserve Syrah

5. Brown Butter Cake with Wood-fired Vanilla Ice Cream
–paired with Barrel Aged Black Muscat

Date: March 22nd, 2012
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $65.00/dinner
Location: BookCliff Vineyards winery and tasting room, 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Reservations: Click Here for Reservations

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Boulder Winery Passport - Join us

The four Boulder wineries - Augustina's Winery, BookCliff Vineyards, Boulder Creek Winery and Settembre Cellars - offer an exciting pre-spring touring opportunity. Purchase a passport to visit any of these four wineries at your convenience on two consecutive weekends, March 17th & 18th, 2012 and March 24th & 25h, 2012. You will receive a free tasting of five wines of your choice at each winery and a $3.00 coupon for each winery towards the purchase of a bottle of wine; light snacks will be served. This is a great opportunity to meet the winemaker and get to know the wines and the winery more closely. Don't miss this opportunity and purchase your passport here: http://www.boulderwinetrail.com/PassportEvent2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Join us for Another Winemaker's Dinner in March

We have another dinner planned for our spring Wine and Food Pairing with Local Chefs. These dinners provide a special experience where you can chat with the chef and hear from the winemaker while enjoying an exceptional five course dinner. Often times in additional to our current releases we serve wine from our library collection, such as our 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon or our 2003 Cabernet Franc. This is a leisurely experience European style - not to be missed. On March 22nd we welcome Kelly Whitaker from Pizzeria Basta at the winery. Kelly is an outstanding chef serving not only pizzas. Here is the menu from our dinner with Kelly last year.

Kamilche Sea Farms Mussel’s Toast “Rouille” -paired with Basta White (Muscat Blanc)
Beet Ravioli Homemade Ricotta Fennel Froth -paired with Syrah 2008
Grant Family Farm Pork Shoulder Celery Root Puree Red Cabbage -paired with Petite Sirah 2009
Sous Vide Short Rib Smoked Potato Dinosaur Kale -paired with Reserve Syrah 2009
La Passtiera – the ultimate dessert from Naples -paired with Allegretto

For reservations please visit: http://localchefs2011.eventbrite.com/