Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!

Brrrrr! Hope everyone out there is staying warm and had a wonderful holiday! As we get ready for the new year we're working hard to get some new vintages out. Yesterday we filtered a few of our white wines including Muscat Blanc and Chardonnay. The machine in the picture is how we filter out sediment as the wine finishes it's process. We use pads with different pore sizes during three different filter runs. We pump the wine from it's current tank, into the filter and then out to a new tank. After that we clean the previous tank the wine was in, as larger sediment has already settled at the bottom creating a muck. When cleaning a tank it's really important to be thorough no matter how tedious it may be as bacteria forms in corners and crevices if left unclean and then will cause problems in the next wine that enters the tank. Rain-boots and gloves required, or you'll end up soaking wet after this endeavor. 
Have a safe and happy New Year, come pick up a bottle of our Petit Sirah sold in the tasting room to celebrate with friends and family. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blending wine starts with moving it

Before you can start blending wine you need to move all the pieces in the right place. This is almost like a chess game with 600 pound pieces. A forklift helps a great deal. All the barrels with wine to be blended need to be located next to each other. As we are a small winery freeing up the right tank for the blending is also a logistically puzzle. Blending starts with organizing, preparing then blending in the small (glasses) before blending in the big (tanks) and finally bottling. Let's have the fun begin.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

BookCliff Vineyards’ Wine and Food Pairing with Local Chefs

Fifth annual spring series of Wine and Food Pairing with Local Chefs at BookCliff Vineyards. Treat yourself to a five course dinner exquisitely prepared by great local chefs and perfectly paired with wines from BookCliff Vineyards. This is an evening for you to relax and enjoy good food and wine with your friends.
: Thursday 1/24/13 Eric Skokan with the Black Cat
: Thursday 2/21/13 Bradford Heap with Salt
: Thursday 3/21/13 John Platt with Q’s
: Thursday 4/11/13 Kelly Whitaker with Basta
: 6:00pm
Cost: $65.00/dinner
Location: BookCliff Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room, 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Fun For Everyone


What do you do when the Broncos are not playing? Head to BookCliff Vineyards open house, taste some wine, find some locally made Christmas gifts, nibble on cheese and crackers and relax. We have three local artists joining us on Sunday 12/9/12 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to sell their beautiful jewelry, calendars, greeting cards and paintings. Enjoy a TASTING OF FIVE WINES for FREE. Have a wonderful afternoon with wine and cheese while finding some unique Christmas gifts. Give a gift of Finali port paired with four exquisite chocolate truffles from Concertos in Chocolate in Boulder that's sure to put a smile on someones face!
Date: Sunday December 9th, 2012
Time: 2:00pm -5:00pm
Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Cost: FREE