Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bookcliff Vineyards' Touch of Red is back in stock

Yeh!!, Wooho!! The Touch of Red is back in stock. No need to go on the Easter Egg Hunt in December to find some Touch of Red. Just in time for New Year's the labels arrived and we are ready to put the new release of the Touch of Red in the case and deliver it to the stores. Everybody is happy. New release, same great wine.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BookCliff Wins Awards at Jefferson Cup Wine Competetion

This year BookCliff brought home a harvest of medals! 
Two wines were Jefferson Cup nominees--an equivalent of winning gold medals! 
The 2014 Malbec Reserve, and the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. 
Also the Reserve Syrah 2013, and the Ensemble 2013 each received a gold medal!! 
The Jefferson Cup wine competition is an invitation only event
and is held annually in Kansas City, MO to celebrate regional wines. 
Woo-Hoo!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Get Your Boulder Star Wine from Bookcliff Vineyards Now

It is this time of year that we at BookCliff Vineyards release the Boulder Star wine. The wine is the 2013 Ensemble a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The Boulder Chamber of Commerce commissioned Lori Hight to create the painting for 2015. The sale of the Boulder Star products - Holiday cards and the Boulder Star wine - keep the Boulder Star lit on Flagstaff Mountain during the holiday season. The Boulder Star wine is available in many liquor stores in Boulder and at the winery/tasting room on 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304. The Boulder Star wine makes a great gift - local all the way.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

First Friday at Bookcliff Vineyards

It is another First Friday at BookCliff Vineyards and NoBo Art Walk. The Boulder Wine Studios – BookCliff Vineyards, Settembre Cellars and What we Love – the Winery, all located at 1501 Lee Hill Road, joined the  NoBo Art District.
In addition   Cured, a European-style cheese and meat shop, is joining us as well, offering cheeses paired with BookCliff Vineyards’ wines. Solo piano jazz will accompany us and a food truck will be serving food at Uplsope Brewing nextdoor.

Join us for an art filled, culinary experience and visit the three wineries of Boulder Wine Studios for a taste of wine and art.
 
Date: Friday 11/6/15
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road Units, #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Cost: $5.00/wine and cheese flight

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Crescendo Release Party at BookCliff Vineyards

Finally the new baby made it into this world. It took just 24 months and we think the waiting time was well worth it. We, Ulla and John, think that with this wine BookCliff Vineyards is reaching another level. This is an elegant red blend with lots of dark fruit flavors and a smooth finish. It will impress any wine connoisseur. Lots of Syrah and Petit Verdot and some Cabernet Sauvignon and Souzao. Truly unique. Come join us for our release party.
Date: Friday 10/30/15
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Door prizes: Wine 2 bottles of Crescendo

Monday, October 19, 2015

Ulla & John at Wholefoods - Celebrating the Local

Wholefoods is celebrating small local producers and invited the owners for a photo shoot to their local store. The owners/vendors added to the buzz in the produce department where the photographer took the pictures in front of the produce. If was fun meeting other owners that we see regularly at the farmers markets in Boulder and Vail. As the Boulder store sells alcoholic beverages we mingled with corn, salad dressing, ice cream and other booze. It was fun to be the celebrity for the day.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Bookcliff Vineyards is Crushing Chardonnay


Harvest and crush have started for Bookcliff Vineyards in 2015. This is exciting. A new vintage in the making. After two years for freeze and frost damage in our vineyards of up to 50% we are looking forward to a fantastic harvest both in quality and quantity. The whites are back. We are harvesting Chardonnay and Muscat Blanc - this is great news. Stay posted as we pick red varieties next week starting with Syrah and Merlot.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Colorado Mountain Winefest 2015


We are just days away from traveling to Palisade for the Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest! This is the biggest wine event held every year in Colorado, which showcases the best food and wine offerings from our beautiful state! BookCliff Vineyards and Black Cat Farm Bistro will be hosting wine and dinner the evening of Friday, September 18th, in Palisade. What makes this dinner so unique is the fact that you will be surrounded by the vineyards that are carefully grown and maintained to make the wine characteristic to Grand Valley, and enjoying locally grown food by Eric and Jill Skokan of Black Cat Farm Bistro. This is an opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the great offerings from your local growers. Cheers!

For dinner reservations, please visit BookCliff Vineyards Events.
For more information about Colorado Mountain Winefest, please visit Colorado Wine Events.


Friday, August 21, 2015

BookCliff at the Front Range Wine Festival in Windsor


BookCliff Vineyards is attending the Front Range Wine Festival in Windsor for the first time. It takes place in a beautiful park right in the center of Windsor - taste some wine and enjoy the breeze under a shady tree. There will be 35 Colorado wineries attending. You are bound to find something you like and have a good time. Join us from 11:00am to 5:00pm at 300 Locust in Windsor. Tickets are still available at the gate for $35.00.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

BookCliff Vineyards Release Party


We invite you to join us at BookCliff Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room this Friday to taste our new wines! We have been busy bottling and labeling these gems over the last few months and can't wait for you to try them! Our new releases include Cabernet Sauvignon, Ensemble, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Friday’s Folly Red. Cheese will also be available to pair and enjoy with each wine! Cheers!
$5.00/wine tasting 
$10.00/wine and cheese flight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Colorado Restaurants Recognized in Wine Spectator


Wine Spectator released their 2015 Restaurant Awards. Congratulations to everyone who received an award for offering outstanding wine lists! Thank you to the restaurants who have BookCliff Vineyards' wine as part of your menu! We are thankful and honored to be a local winery for our great community of wine and food lovers! Cheers!

http://www.winespectator.com/restaurants/search?name=colorado&page=8&submitted=Y&zip=&dist=0&awardlevel=&cuisine=&winestrength=&pricecategory=&corkage=&sortorder=award&size=10

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Taste the Wines Awarded Gold Medals at the Colorado Governor's Cup

Join us for the 2015 Colorado Governor’s Cup Wine Tasting –
Saturday, August 1st at History Colorado.
Celebrate Colorado Day with an exclusive tasting of the 2015 Governor’s Cup Case, featuring the best Colorado wines of this year.

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board presents the winners of this year’s Governor’s Cup Wine Competition. The winners were chosen out of 235 submissions, from more than thirty local wineries -all of which were judged by a panel of wine experts, sommeliers, chefs, and writers.
The wines will be paired with local chef creations using ingredients from Colorado Centennial Farms throughout the state.  Collectively, they represent 100 years of agriculture in Colorado.
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 
Time: 7:00pm
Location:  1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Tickets: [Click here]

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BookCliff at Three Leaf Farm

We had a lovely time at the Three Leaf Farm dinner in Lafayette. The farm is a gem tugged away at the South edge of Lafayette, next to 287; but you would never guess as you are charmed by all the farm animals (horses, goats and chicken) and the rows of prospering vegetables. The theme of the dinner was mushrooms to stay with the season. Every course introduced new flavors and showcased the versatility of mushrooms including the dessert with a mushroom meringue and surrounded by mushroom dust. The brisket and the Wellington portabella mushroom was a perfect pairing with the BookCliff Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

4th of July BBQ

Looking ahead to the 4th of July weekend, do you have all your meals planned? BookCliff Vineyards Winery can provide a few fun suggested libations for your BBQ! Grilled meats always beg for some dark fruity reds with light tannins, such as Cabernet Franc. Spicy BBQ sauce always marries well with sweet style wines, such as Riesling or our Touch of Red Rose. What will you be having at your cookout this weekend?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Farm Dinner with BookCliff Vineyards at Three Leaf Farm

We are so excited to join Three Leaf Farm at their farm dinner on July 11th.
Three Leaf Farm is hosting farm dinners throughout the summer and BookCliff Vineyards will provide the wine for the dinner on July 11th. Chef Rachel Best from Leaf and chef William Kelly from Zucca will cook up a storm. The dinner is dedicated to mushrooms.
The farm is located at the South edge of Lafayette and comes with a chicken coop, goat pen and  horse barn and of course fields of vegetables. Enjoy an evening with good food and wine in a pastoral setting. 

Date: Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 445 S. 112th St., Lafayette, CO 80027
Cost: $95.00 (wine can be purchased separately)
Reservations
: [Click Here]

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Gold for BookCliff Vineyards

For the second year in a row BookCliff Vineyards wines were awarded gold medals at the annual Governor's Cup competition.

Two wines from BookCliff Vineyards received gold medals at the 2015 Governor's Cup Competition, the 2012 Cabernet Franc Reserve (gold) and the 2014 Viognier (double gold). Both wines were selected for the Governor's Cup case. The second year in a row two wines or more from BookCliff Vineyards were selected for the Governor's Cup case representing the excellence in Colorado wines.
The plan is to offer the Governor's Cup case at select wine stores for purchase.
This year there will be a celebration at the History Colorado Center in Denver on August 1st, 2015 and the public is invited. This is a great opportunity to taste the wines and chat with the winemakers who will be in attendance.  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BookCliff Vineyards heads to the Rockies

Starting this Saturday 6/13/15 you can find BookCliff Vineyards at the Edwards Corner Farmers Market where you can find fresh produce and locally prepared foods and of course local wine. BookCliff will be there and have its wines available for taste. Shop for your dinner needs ranging from seafood, pasta, produce to dessert and everything perfectly paired with wine.
Then the following weekend we will attend the Vail Farmers market starting 6/21/15 on Sundays making sure you can stock up with local wine for the week whether you join us Saturdays at the Edwards' Corner market or come see us in Vail on Sundays.
Hope to see you whether you visit the Vail valley for the weekend or call it your home.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Merlot in Bloom at BookCliff Vineyards

Most people are not aware that grapes bloom, let alone what they look like. It is a rare sight, as just for one week in late spring the tip of the grape clusters burst into tiny yellow flowers emanating a sweet smell. This year is especially magnificent as the cluster in particular of the Merlot grapes are almost twice the size of usual. I was fortunate to visit the vineyard in Palisade this week and snapped a picture. Enjoy!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Radish Fest at Longmont Farmers Market and BookCliff Vineyards

BookCliff Vineyards is participating in the Radish Fest at the Longmont Farmers Market. Yes, radish and wine pairing. With some research, both personal taste test and Internet search the conclusion is that you want to serve a white wine, slightly sweet with your radish dish. I recommend to adjust the sweetness level depending how spicy the radish is. Some radishes can be really spicy, especially if you have stored it for a week in your fridge. The spicier the radish the sweeter you want to go with your wine. Friday's Folly White is a good start for less spicy and Riesling for a spicy radish. Enjoy!!
Check out flatbread with radishes and goat cheese pairings.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

First Friday at BookCliff Vineyards with Friday's Folly White

Join us for our First Friday and be part of the NoBo Art Walk.
Susie Levin from High Voltage Studio will display her art available for purchase.
In addition Cured, a European-style cheese and meat shop, is joining us as well, offering cheeses paired with BookCliff Vineyards’ wines. A string quartet will entertain us playing classical music.
Engage all your senses, for an artful experience and visit all three wineries of Boulder Wine Studios for a taste of wine and art during the 



First Friday NoBo Art Walk.
Date: Friday, June 5th, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Cost: $5.00/cheese and wine flight

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring in the Vineyard at BookCliff Vineyards

Chardonnay after the storm
2015 has been an early spring in Colorado with warm weather starting in March. Orchards and Vineyards are about three weeks ahead of schedule. But, on April 16th we had a little bit of a scare by having a snowstorm pass through wine country, covering the sprouting vines in a white coat. Luckily the temperatures warmed up and snow turned into rain, gradually defrosting the vines (Chardonnay). Everything is well and good in the vineyard. The vines are looking good just two weeks later.

Riesling two weeks later


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Benefits of a Wine Club


Wine Clubs are fun to be a part of, especially when the winery is nearby! BookCliff Vineyards started their wine club just over a year ago and it has grown tremendously. Our members get to partake in special events, such as pickup parties and wine blending classes! We just hosted a blending class last Sunday and had fun seeing which blends our guests enjoyed the most! Being part of a wine club allows you to not only get invited to exclusive events, but to also receive free monthly tastings and great discounts on wine purchases, buy new wines that are small production, taste wines that will be bottled just for you and to simply have fun learning about your local winery! For more information on becoming a member, click here.

To all of our club members, our Spring pickup party will be Friday & Saturday, May 15th and 16th! We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

Cheers!