Friday, May 30, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
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 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
|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