Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Holidays

Colorado is an amazing state to live in. One day we have warm, sunny temperatures of 60 degrees F and the next it falls to -2 degrees F and snow just in time for a White Christmas! Now we are back into the 20's F and if there's one thing consistent about CO, that would be the brilliant sunshine we receive! We are so lucky to be living in a beautiful area. BookCliff Vineyards is practicing some new techniques this winter to insulate the grapevines. John and Ulla made a visit down to Palisade to work with our Vineyard Manager, Prescott, on laying down the vines and covering them with hay. Our goal is to keep them warm to survive the cold winter! BookCliff is looking forward to 2015 and we can't wait to kickoff the New Year with some upcoming dinners with local Chefs, here at the winery! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Stocking Stuffers!

Christmas is right around the corner and BookCliff Vineyards can help you fill those adult stockings with our unique offerings in the tasting room! We have a one-of-kind Recipe Book by Eric Skokan with Black Cat Farm, our Holiday Label Ensemble blend created by our local Artist Theresa Haberkorn and a fun Passport and Book combo featuring local wineries, breweries and distilleries in Colorado! We hope your Holiday Season is joyful and when you need to take a break from shopping, stop by the winery for a glass of wine!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Touch of Red Release

No need to panic anymore! Touch of Red is getting bottled tomorrow and released this weekend! This sweet, delightful wine is a popular puppy and she sold out this year! We went for a couple of months without it until we finished making the wine from our 2014 grapes. It exhibits bright, fruity sweet flavors with a smooth, yummy finish! It's a wonderful wine to enjoy with chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake or just by itself!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Visit to Washington Wine Country

The Tri-Cities of Washington State hosted their 37th Annual Wine Festival and I was lucky enough to attend this year! My husband and I met up with friends who work for Columbia Crest and 14 Hands Winery during the event. They had everything there from food by local catering companies and restaurants, to local breweries to 71 wineries! You could taste anything from a semi-sweet, sparkling Rose by Treveri Cellars to the most textured, silky red wine off of Red Mountain by Monte Scarlatto! There was also a live band and a silent auction in the middle of the convention center for entertainment. Working with Colorado fruit and wine, I always try to keep my palate fresh by tasting wines from other growing regions, and this was the perfect opportunity to do so! If you get a chance to visit Washington, check out the new 14 Hands facility in Prosser- you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wine and Women Series

This Sunday kicks off the first part of BookCliff Vineyards Wine and Women Series. We are pleased to have Master Sommelier, Sally Mohr, as our guest. She will be talking about wine choices for the upcoming holiday season and how to pair wine with your Thanksgiving dinner! Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet Sally and ask her all your wine questions. Light appetizers will be served. Please reserve tickets ahead of time at


Friday, October 31, 2014

Spooky Happenings at the Winery

There are some spooky events happening at the winery on this Halloween day. With a chill running through the cellar and the smell of fermenting grapes, you might see something unusual.
Hanging out in the tasting room is less scary than the cellar! Bwhahahahaha. We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween this year! Cheers!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Escoffier visits BookCliff Vineyards

BookClliff Vineyards was happy to host the students from Escoffier School of Culinary Arts for an afternoon of Winery Harvest education! They were able to see grape juice fermenting into wine and finished wine getting pressed off. John talked about crush and all aspects of the winemaking process. After the tour, everyone (over 21) was able to taste the wine made from our own Colorado grapes. We certainly enjoyed having you and being a part of your education!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BookCliff Vineyards at 63rd Farm with Heros Like Us

We had a chance to join Heros like Us at their On the Farm Off the Hook dinner at the 63rd Street Farm. This was a five course dinner at the farm each course paired wine wine, beer and spirits from Boulder County - BookCliff Vineyards, Upslope Brewing, S&L Distilling. The chefs from Colt & Gray and Table 6 prepared the dishes. All the vegetables came from the farm. One of the courses was a whole goat slowly cooked served with carrots, parsnip and beets. Heros Like Us is all about providing great food to everyone and it does this by putting on charity food and wine events. Check it out at and eat for a good cause.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Colorado Mountain Winefest

What a beautiful weekend it turned out to be in Palisade for the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest. We hosted a farm to table dinner Friday night, then was up early with the roosters on Saturday morning, setting up for Winefest! Thank you to everyone who attended the weekend with us! We loved having you and enjoyed getting to spend more time with you! Eric and Jill with BlackCat put on a beautiful dinner! Ask anyone who was there and they'd say the same. The weather was absolutely perfect the entire weekend and if you missed going this year, sign up for our newsletter to receive updates for the upcoming dinners and next year's winefest dinner. Now, we are back in Boulder, ready to receive fruit this week from the vineyards in Palisade. Muscat Blanc and Viognier have already started fermenting in the tanks and we can't wait to get the other varietals into the cellar! We hope everyone had a great weekend as well! Cheers!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bottling Malbec

On this cold and wet September day we bottled a warm and dry Malbec for you to enjoy.  The bottling crew feels this will be a wonderful paring with Prime Rib, Grilled Lamb or Italian Spicy Sausage with a bold red sauce.  We are quickly nearing harvest and the grapes are ripening quite nicely.  We are excited about the first grapes of the year which we believe will be Muscat Blanc.  The wine festival is just around the corner and the preparations for the Feast in the Vineyard are well under way.
John Garlich, Owner and Vintner with grapes from last year's harvest. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Harvest Season

Harvest season has arrived! John and Ulla have been down to Palisade quite a bit this summer, walking the vineyards with Prescott- our vineyard manager, to estimate crop production for this year's harvest! Muscat Blanc will be the first varietal picked and trucked up to Boulder to kickoff harvest! We can't wait to start receiving fruit in a couple of weeks! Come on over to the winery this September and October to check out the crush pad! Cheers!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Eat. Drink. Watch Movies.

A unique wine and dine movie theater just opened last Friday, August 1st, 2014 in Louisville, CO. Cinebarre of Louisville offers luxurious and comfortable seating with table service during your movie. We are excited to be a part of their wine menu and excited for you to experience a new way of dining and entertainment! For events, specials and movie times, go to Cinebarre-Boulder.

Press Release August 4, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — Going to the movies in this Rocky Mountain community just became a lot more satisfying for fans of Colorado wine. Cinebarre, the national cinema eatery chain, is pouring Colorado-grown and -vinted wines from Bookcliff Vineyards and Infinite Monkey Theorem at the concept theater it opened here on August 1st in the desirable suburb of Louisville. The previous night, more than 600 VIPs and film enthusiasts attended a Hollywood-style premiere party complete with searchlights, red carpet, bubbly and swag bags. Among the celebrities posing for the paparazzi at the sleek bar were John Ratzenberger (Cliff) and George Wendt (Norm) of Cheers fame. Located at 1164 West Dillon Road, this latest incarnation of the Cinebarre brand complements a sister theater in the greater Denver metropolitan area. Both locations deliver a unique cinematic experience by screening first-run feature films in an atmosphere akin to a chic bistro, albeit with plush seating and surround sound. Combining a love of movies with a night on the town, Cinebarre has enhanced the moviegoing experience with adult food and drink options that appeal to a sophisticated audience. Cinebarre Boulder is the first such theater in the area. "We give the civilized, mature person the experience of watching a movie the way it was meant to be: in a fullservice dinner and movie setting without the distractions of the standard ‘mall’ movie theater," says Cinebarre founder and CEO Terrell Braly. 
Cinebarre Boulder is anything but ordinary. Braly and his team have dramatically transformed the 45,000-square-foot space once occupied by the Colony Square Cinema, reinventing it with unique Cinebarre flair. The metamorphosis from tired and outdated to fresh and modern is notable: Eleven luxuriously refurbished theaters now occupy the highly polished, black-and-silver-themed venue. Each theater boasts bench tables; spacious, richly upholstered seating; state-of-the-art screens; all-digital technology; Dolby 5.1 surround sound; and Cinebarre’s signature tableside service. A talented culinary staff prepares each menu item to order in the gleaming commercial kitchen. Even the popcorn is over-the-top: popped from wholesome kernels, it’s drizzled with real butter or truffle oil and famously served in a silver bowl. The expansive bar that anchors the lounge area features 24 beers on tap (including a wealth of regional microbrews), an enhanced wine list (with bottles hailing from Colorado to France) and premium liquors.

An extensive food menu — headlined by tantalizing starters, fresh-baked artisan pizzas, delectable gourmet burgers and house-made desserts — complements the bevy of drinks. Classic candy choices also populate the menu, along with an array of non-alcoholic beverages, shakes and floats. A dedicated Cinebarre Brunch menu is served on Sundays. Because Braly grew up here, opening Cinebarre Boulder is particularly meaningful to him, and he spared no expense in creating the ultimate movie experience for residents of his hometown. With the massive remodel behind him, Braly celebrated the milestone with friends, family and festive drinks. Boulder-area theatergoers can now toast every movie they see with a glass of their favorite adult beverage, too.

Whether one prefers a cocktail, wine, beer or a soda, watching a movie at Cinebarre Boulder means settling into the embrace of a lavishly upholstered chair, placing one’s order with a server, and then relaxing and enjoying the movie as each course unobtrusively appears — inordinate luxuries that eclipse the comforts of home.

Cinebarre Boulder — Eat. Drink. Watch Movies®
1164 West Dillon Road
Louisville, CO 80027

Katie Clayton

Friday, July 25, 2014

Farmers Market Week

There are still so many great events to attend before the Summer is over! Come out and celebrate National Farmers' Market Week, Sunday August 3rd - Saturday August 9th! You will be able to find locally grown agricultural products and participate in yoga, farm tours, dinners, goat cheese workshops and taste locally made cheese, wine, gelato and more!
  On August 4th, enjoy an evening of yoga, followed by a glass of BookCliff Vineyards wine and a tour of the Oxford Gardens. Black Cat Restaurant will be hosting a farm-to-table dinner on August 5th. Red Wagon Organic Farms, Cure Organic Farm and Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese will be hosting events as well!
Click Farmers Market Week for more information on events, registration and times! There is limited space, so sign up soon! We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 18, 2014

BookCliff Vineyards at the Big Eat Denver 2014

If you are looking for a great, foody event then search no longer, but go straight to the next event organized by Eat Denver, representing independent restaurants in Denver, Colorado. They know how to put a big bash on. All the great restaurants in Denver show up, often times the chef dazzeling you with the best bites. They also serve local wine and beer and BookCliff Vineyards was the wine of choice all evening. This years event was held at The Galleria of the Denver Performing Arts Center and was an evening affair starting at 7:30pm. If you missed out this time, keep an eye on their calendar for their next event Harvest Week with fabulous harvest dinners every night of the weekend. As usual BookCliff Vineyards will be part of the party. See you then.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Moving into the Texas Territory

Wine can now be purchased online and shipped to all the folks in Texas! Colorado shipping is also available! Click here for shipping information. BookCliff Vineyards has over 14 wines to choose from, ranging from dry whites, dry reds to sweet wines- we have what your palette prefers! Stop into the tasting room Thursday through Sunday for a tasting! Cheers!

Friday, June 27, 2014

New Releases

Interested in trying new wine? We have some just for you! BookCliff Vineyards just finished bottling the new Syrah Reserve 2012, Muscat Blanc 2013, Merlot 2012, Petit Verdot 2012, Ensemble 2012 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. What a great kick off to summer! Thank you to all of our friends and volunteers who helped us- we couldn't have done it without you! Stop by the tasting room to check out the new wines and say hi to our new neighbors- Settembre Cellars and What We Love: The Winery! Cheers!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Boulder Wine Studios

Boulder Wine Studios' Grand Opening is right around the corner! Join us on June 28th from 12:00pm-6:00pm. For $10.00, you will receive a beautiful crystal wine glass, a $5.00 coupon towards the purchase of a bottle and tastes at the three wineries. The three wineries include BookCliff Vineyards, What We Love and Settembre Cellars. Come on out for this exciting trio event! Also, BookCliff Vineyards will be attending the Vail Farmer’s Market this Sunday; come up to the mountains and say hi to John and Ulla! If you’re looking for something to do for Father’s Day, Settembre Cellars will be hosting a special and exclusive tasting of their library wines- something you don’t want to miss out on! If you missed us at the Urban Wine Fest this last Saturday, you can still come up to our tasting room Thur-Sunday from 1-6 and see us out at the Longmont and Boulder Farmer’s Markets and Vail Farmer's Market and Art Show.
Cheers from our winery to your home!

Friday, May 30, 2014

NoBo First Friday

BookCliff Vineyards is excited to be a part of the NoBo Art District! First Friday is a mapped out tour for you and friends to follow to meet artists, painters and sculptors. The winery will be featuring art by Diane Wood. Stopping by BookCliff Vineyards tasting room will allow you to meet her while sipping on wine paired with cheese from Cured. You will also be able to purchase her artwork during the tour. For more information, visit NoBo Art DistrictDiane Wood and  Events at BookCliff Vineyards. We hope to see you at the winery! Cheers!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Experience Wine in Harmony

BookCliff Vineyards' winemakers are diligently working hard to put together the next blends for our future releases. One includes the beautiful and bold Ensemble. It is a red wine consisting of Bordeaux varietals, bringing forth complexity with ever evolving layers throughout the mouth. My favorite characteristics are the velvety texture and jammy fruit notes it exhibits. This blend will certainly please the palate and leave you wanting more. Stop by the tasting room to experience this harmonious blend! Cheers!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wine and Cheese Flights

Wine and cheese always make a wonderful pairing. BookCliff Vineyards is hosting a day for you to come in and try unique types of cheese with our own wines! We have teamed up with Cured to present a tasty experience for you!
Here is our list:
Friday's Folly White with Landaff, a Cow's Milk Farmhouse from New Hampshire

Cabernet  Franc with Pecorino Ginepro, a Sheep's Milk from Italy

Tempranillo with Manchego 1605, a Sheep's Milk from Spain

Stop by the tasting room this Saturday, 5/17/14 between 1:00-6:00pm for this unique event! 


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vineyard Irrigation

John, Owner/Winemaker at BookCliff Vineyards
BookCliff Vineyards is excited to irrigate with the new microsprinkler system! The system is our latest addition and hangs in-line with the vines, about 18 inches from the ground, providing water below the canopy. This type of irrigation system is replacing the original surface irrigation furrows used throughout the vineyards. Our soils are categorized as sandy loam, clay. The microsprinklers will ensure efficient water penetration, allow for cover crop flexibility and help drive salts away from the vines’ root zones. Salts carry Potassium up the vine system, a result from the furrow system, which resulted in higher pH in the fruit; the microsprinklers will help balance the acid and sugar levels in the grapes by pushing salts away. Having the ability to plant cover crops, such as clover, is satisfying, knowing the soils are being provided with enough Nitrogen, which is important for the health of the vineyards. Sprinkler systems are often used for cooling and frost/freeze protection, which will hopefully increase fruit production, as Colorado has experienced winter frosts and crop damage. Overall, I think this is a great investment for Colorado’s grapes and we hope to see progress in the vineyards! Cheers!

Citation:  Irrigation Systems

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wine Tours

With summer upon us, we are anxious to get out of the house and start planning some activities. If you're looking for something unique or out of the ordinary, stop by BookCliff Vineyards' Tasting Room and Winery. Here, in Boulder, we actually do all the winemaking in house. Our cellar showcases American and French Oak Barrels, along with stainless steel tanks where wine is being held. You can choose from 18 different wines, including dry whites, dry reds and dessert style. Doors are open and tours are welcomed Thursday - Sunday. For a list of Front Range Wineries, click here. Cheers!

Friday, April 18, 2014


Congratulations to all the award winners at the 2014 Governor's Cup Colorado Winemaking Competition! What a perfect event to showcase the best wines of Colorado. Warren Winiarski happened to be one of the judges this year and was pleased with the varietals brought to the table. “I was truly impressed with the quality and direction of Colorado’s wine producers. The industry has come a long way since I made wine here 46 years ago! Quite a number of the wines I tasted were beyond expressing merely the region but had the character of classics.” said Warren Winiarski, 73' Cabernet Sauvignon winner of the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting. BookCliff Vineyards won Gold medals for Malbec, Petit Verdot and Friday's Folly White. Every year, a Governor's Cup Case is assembled. This year, our own Malbec and Friday's Folly White were chosen as part of the 2014 collection. Again, congratulations to everyone who entered and we hope to try your wines soon! Great job and happy winemaking Colorado!! Cheers!

Click here to view the entire list of wine awards. 

Quote cited: Colorado Winemaking Governor's Cup Competition

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2012 Cabernet Franc Release

We've kept you waiting long enough! After a long, fun day of bottling with our staff and volunteers, Cabernet Franc 2012 is ready to be tasted and purchased! This varietal is one of the major grapes grown worldwide, and grows especially well in Colorado. It has been known to be a great competitor in wine judging events and as a Reserve label in Colorado wineries. Our 2012 exhibits nice raspberry, cherry and mocha notes on the nose. It also has some nice acidity on the palate to complement the dark fruit and smooth tannins. Barrel aged for 18 months in French Oak, this wine's many layers is sure to please your senses! Cheers!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's Time to Tour the Wine Cellar!

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”
― Joan Collins

We have some great Bookcliff Vineyards library wines in our cellar we want to share with you. Some of you have tasted our library wines during our spring dinners. This is an opportunity for you to taste and purchase.
We will offer three wines to taste and purchase; the supply is limited.  The tasting is free to Bookcliff Select club members. 

2008 Merlot and 2008 Tempranillo are two of the three  library wines being offered. Our Merlot won an award at the AWS Governor's Colorado Wine Competition and the Tempranillo won an award at the Colorado Mountain Wine Fest. Come hang out with us on April 20th and find out what our 3rd library wine will be!

Date: Sunday April, 20th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: Free to club members, $12.00 otherwise

Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road, #17, Boulder, CO 80304

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

No Rest for the Winemakers!

Winemakers really have no downtime in their industry. Harvest is the most exciting time of the year when all the fruit arrives! After harvest, winemakers are continuously monitoring the health of the wine, bottling new releases and bringing in new barrels for future vintages! Our Winemaker, John, is down in Palisade walking through BookCliff’s vineyards, making sure the vines are producing quality fruit for harvest 2014. Walking the vineyards early in the year and checking the vines will help John make better estimates on fruit yields for the coming months. Justin, our Assistant Winemaker, is busy washing new barrels, pumping wine into barrels and monitoring its health in the cellar! Everything our guys are doing right now are critical steps to ensure we bring in the right amount of fruit during September and October and have enough tank and barrel space for all products. Stop by the tasting room either Thursday or Friday to check out the action! Cheers!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Events at BookCliff Vineyards

Spring is here and BookCliff Vineyards is looking forward to the Boulder and Longmont Farmers' Markets beginning the first Saturday in April! You will see us at the Markets; stop by and say hi! We also have a Spring dinner coming up on April 4th with Kelly Whitaker from Basta! Reservations can be made at BookCliff Vineyards. Kelly serves amazing wood fired dishes, finishing off with a delicious campfire ice cream dessert! All of us at the winery just finished bottling our new Folly White and 2013 Viognier. Stop by the tasting room in Boulder for a tasting! Happy Spring everyone!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Be a Winemaker for a Day!

BookCliff Vineyards, a Boulder Winery in Colorado, is hosting a blending class on Sunday, March 14th, 2014 for BookCliff Select Club Members! We are excited to introduce the techniques and art of blending wine! Our varietals will include Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. You may be familiar with these, as they are part of the beautiful Bordeaux style blend. Members will be able to create a custom wine based on their own taste, smell, and color liking. Each varietal will bring forth different characteristics and since everyone has a different palate, this will allow guests to really focus on their favorite style of wine. We are anxious to see what our members come up with! For more information on joining our wine club, please visit

Friday, March 7, 2014

Dinner with Local Chefs at BookCliff Vineyards

BookCliff Vineyards' next dinner is coming up! On 03/13/2014, Eric Skokan with Black Cat Farm Table Bistro will whip up some savory dishes and pair them with beautiful wines made at BookCliff Vineyards Winery. One of my favorite dishes was the smoked lamb with figs, black pepper and polenta, paired with BookCliff's full bodied and fruit forward Syrah. I know we have had a lot of guests wanting to attend a dinner with Eric and due to some previous changes in our Chef lineup, he will be with us next week! Click on our events page for more information and registration. We hope to see you at the winery!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Taste of Pearl 2014

Taste of Pearl 2014 is right around the corner! On April 13th, stroll along Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder and explore the many different foods and wines offered! This is a fun time of the year to enjoy beautiful pieces of art, while tasting new recipes and trying new wines being bottled from past vintages. Tickets are sold at Taste of Pearl.

This event received the Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence- Best Promotional Event by Downtown Colorado in 2011 and honored with a Merit Award from the International Downtown Association in 2013. Purchase your tickets today and come hang out with us this year!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Keeping Food & Wine Simple and Fun

Whenever you are trying to decide which wine to pair with a certain food, keep it simple. Follow a couple of easy rules and you will have a nice combination. Keep the pairing similar. You don't want to have one item overpower the other. If your food dish tends to be on the heavy side, pair it with a heavy, full-bodied wine. If you are serving a light, delicate dish, then pair it with a light, lovely wine. If you come across a tangy dish, think about a wine that will exhibit bright, zippy notes!
BookCliff Vineyards paired chocolate and wine last weekend for a special Valentine's event. We kept it simple with pairing a smooth, round Malbec with our smooth, soft cherry chocolate pieces. We had our sweet Touch of Red paired up with a sweeter white chocolate, containing dried fruits and nuts, and finally our Port with a coffee-style dark chocolate. Coming up in March, we will be hosting a wine and cheese pairing class. Here, you will be able to relax and have fun while pairing BookCliff wines with cheese from Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese. For more information and reservations, visit our events page. Happy pairing everyone! Cheers!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Here is a fun fact about this particular day: "The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day." I thought this was quite interesting and neat that it happens!
Do you have any plans for this afternoon? Stop by BookCliff Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room on 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit #17 in Boulder for Wine, Chocolate and Music! We will have wine pairings with chocolate from Concertos in Chocolates from 1:00-6:00pm and Jazz Piano from 4:00-6:00pm! Hope you are having a lovely day! Cheers!

*Fun fact taken from Valentine's Fun Facts

Friday, February 7, 2014

Warm up with Chambourcin

Colorado has been experiencing some extremely cold temperatures. Many folks have had trouble starting their cars and keeping their homes warm with temperatures dropping into negative degrees. Palisade is typically warmer than Denver, including its surrounding areas. Boulder averages temperatures between 25-26 degrees F  during January and February, while Palisade averages temperatures between 30-36 degrees F during the same months. The average annual snowfall in Palisade is 3.1 inches during February, compared to 12.7 inches in Boulder. BookCliff's vineyards are overseen by Prescott, our vineyard manager. He pays close attention to the conditions of the vines and works hard to bring forth the best crop possible. The winter is always worrisome with the vineyards and we can only hope for better results each year.

Chambourcin is one of our hybrid varietals that can withstand temperatures from 0 to -5 degrees F. It produces a dark purple wine, exhibiting notes of black cherries, spice and plum. Stop by our tasting room to check it out! Stay warm!
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Custom White Blends

John is working with four restaurants to create custom white blends. Scroll over each name to visit their website:

The restaurant staff for each restaurant gets to experiment with the following wines from BookCliff:
Muscat Blanc
After the blend in created, it will be sold and served at the restaurant.
This is an exciting time to blend and taste to see what ratios mix well together for a nice balanced wine. Usually several staff members come up to work with John for a fun session of mad mixing.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Denver Broncos are Super Bowl Bound!

Congratulations to our very own Denver Broncos for making it to Super Bowl XLVIII! There has been quite a bit of hype with the match up between Denver and Seattle on February 2nd and we can't wait for kickoff! As you plan your Super Bowl party, think about which wines will go great with your jalapeno poppers or cheese dip! Our suggestion for spicy foods is BookCliff Vineyards Riesling! Follow this link for easy baking Jalapeno Poppers . Come visit us in our tasting room, located in  Boulder, for more wine tasting and food pairing suggestions! Cheers!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wine & Food Pairing

Wine and food make a beautiful couple! Tonight, we are hosting dinner at the winery, featuring a menu from Black Cat Farm Table Bistro. The wines chosen to pair tonight are Black Cat Meritage, BookCliff Vineyards Malbec, Ensemble, Unoaked Chardonnay and Late Harvest Muscat Blanc. What an amazing experience to share dinner with our Owners and Winemaker of BookCliff Vineyards and renowned Chef from Black Cat. If you missed buying a ticket, no worries. We have three more dinners coming up on February 6, March 13 and April 10. Our next event will be a wine and cheese pairing experience. This will take place at the winery on February 7 at 6:30pm. During this experience, you will be able to sample six wines coupled with cheeses and appetizers from Haystack. Cheers!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy New Year!

We are excited to get 2014 off to a great start! Our 2013 Riesling was just bottled. This wine brings forth fresh green apple and pear notes with bright acidity! We also have many events coming up and have already sold out on a few wine and dinner pairings. Don't miss out on our first tasting room event: Wine and Prosciutto Flights on Saturday, February 1st. This event will feature smoked meats from Continental Sausage of Denver. Stop by the tasting room Thursday through Sunday for more information!