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!