Tuesday, June 25, 2013

BookCliff Vineyards at Second Annual Chip N Sip Pet Microchip and Wine/Beer Tasting Event at Liquor Mart

Join Liquor Mart and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley for our Second Annual Chip and Sip pet microchipping and customer wine/beer tasting taking place at Liquor Mart! We know what your thinking, what is "Chip N Sip"?
Chip: Get peace of mind with low-cost microchips for your furry friends (from 2-4pm). For only $10, your pet will receive a mini-microchip implant performed by a licensed veterinarian.
Sip: During the event, you'll have the opportunity to taste wine and beers from a variety of vendors including Volio Vino, Natural Wine Co., Bookcliff Vineyards, Boulder Beer, Left Hand Brewing, New Planet Gluten Free Beer, and Upslope Brewing. Cost to attend the event is just $5 with all proceeds being donated to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley
When: Sat, July 13, 12pm – 4pm
Where: 1750 15th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Monday, June 17, 2013

The grapes are Flowering in the BookCliff Vineyards

Last Thursday we visited the vineyards to see the progress the grapes are making. Due to the recent wave of hot weather the grapes are growing like weeks. Some of the varieties are flowering at the moment. One of them is the Merlot. As you walk down the rows you can smell the sweet scent. We keep our fingers crossed that it does not rain and that we won't have high winds while the grapes flower and set fruit. If everything goes according to schedule, we can expect ripe fruit in the middle of September.

Monday, June 10, 2013

2013 Colorado Governors Cup - BookCliff Vineyards

The 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay from BookCliff Vineyards received the Best Chardonnay award of all Colorado Chardonnays submitted to the 2013 Colorado Governors Cup Wine Competition. This is the first time BookCliff Vineyards made an unoaked Chardonnay. Every year our Chardonnay spent less time in oak barrels. The 2012 grapes also produced a rich flavor full of fruit. The wine shows a smooth, buttery finish. This is a wine to enjoy on its own. Cheers!!
Ron Carlton, deptuty agriculutral commissioner and Doug Caskey, director of the colorado wine development board, present the award to John Garlich, owner/winemaker at BookCliff Vineyards.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

BookCliff Vineyards Winemaker Dinner at Arugula Boulder

Join us right near the summer solstice for a wonderful nearly all local meal.  All the wines are made right here in Boulder by BookCliff Vineyards.  100% of the grapes come from their own vineyards in Palisade, at the head of Colorado’s Grand valley.  All grapes are grown using sustainable farming practices; never using pesticide and herbicide and only using compost as fertilizer.  Founders, owners and winemakers John Garlich and Ulla Merz will be at the dinner to present and discuss their wines.  Chef’s Alec Schuler and Sven Hedenas created the adeptly paired menu using Italian culinary inspiration and as many local products as possible
Date: Tuesday 6/25/13
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Arugula, 2785 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Cost: $40/person for the meal with an additional $29/person for the wines (+tax & tip).
Reservation: 303.443.5100


Smooth hakurai Japanese turnip* soup topped with pea shoot* puree,
 walking onions* and toasted hazelnuts
Muscat Blanc 2010

Pan seared King salmon with spicy braising greens*, smoked apricots*
 and Italian style parsley* salsa verde
Zinfandel 2011

Handmade potato gnocchi with pulled duck confit, kale*, bing cherries*,
 orange zest and Greek feta cheese
Ensemble (Bordeaux blend) 2011

Long Farm pork belly* & pork tenderloin* porchetta with roasted yellow beets*, spring
 radishes* and garlic scapes*; with Dijon-Cabernet wine sauce
Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010

Strawberry-rhubarb* pie with short bread crust and lemon sorbet
Late harvest Muscat Blanc
*denotes local products