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!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Menu for the Spring Barrel Tasting at BookCliff Vineyards

BookCliff Vineyards’ Spring Barrel Tasting
We are inviting you to join us for our Annual Spring Barrel Tasting. This is your opportunity to taste the emerging wines as they age in the barrel as well as compare wine aged in different types of barrels. We will also taste current releases for your enjoyment. This is a five course sit-down dinner and each wine will be perfectly matched with gourmet dishes prepared by Eric Skokan, chef and owner of the Black Cat Farm Bistro in Boulder. Two dates are available for you to choose from. The dinners will be held on Friday 5/1/15 and Saturday 5/2/15. Don’t miss this great event and get your tickets now.
Date: Friday, 5/1/2015 & Saturday, 5/2/2015
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $75.00
Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road, #17, Boulder, CO 80304

Prosciutto, burnet, shaved turnip, oyster foam paired with 2013 Cabernet Franc Reserve: old vs new barrel
Olive Flan, dried tomato, spring oregano, lavender paired with 2013 Syrah Reserve: different barrel types
Smoked Mulefoot pork roasted on a bed of rosemary, morels stuffed with smoked pork, white polenta, beets, escarole paired 2014 Malbec: French vs American Oak
Roasted Lamb, cocoa, parsnip puree, grilled spring onions paired with 2014 Merlot: different vineyard blocks
Chocolate tart, strawberry, candied lovage, smoked white chocolate paired with Souzao

Friday, April 17, 2015

BookCliff Barrel Tasting Dinner

To everyone who has been excited about tasting new vintage wines straight from the barrel, BookCliff Vineyards will be hosting their Annual Spring Barrel Dinner in May! This is a time to experience the art and crafting of wine. We are pleased with the wines and how they are developing and softening in the barrels, and can't wait for you to try them! All of our red wines will see barrel for at least 6 months and some up to 18 months. Using both French and American oak, we can't be happier with the integration of soft, toasted vanilla notes and fruit! Our Assistant Winemaker, Justin, is constantly checking the aging wine and tasting them with John to make sure they are developing as expected.
For more information about making a reservation for the dinner, click here.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wine in the Spring

BookCliff Vineyards is busy topping off barrels, filtering and bottling wine, and labeling the next vintage! Justin and Will have been a part of BookCliff's wine maintenance and health throughout the years. It is important to monitor the wine as it ages in barrel. Important tasks such as topping off keep the wine from oxidizing. Other duties of a winemaker during this time include walking the vineyards and checking for bud break to determine fruit production. John finds himself visiting Palisade often and talking with our vineyard manager, Prescott, about maintaining the vines as they start to see buds. So far, 2015 is turning out to be a great year for vineyard managers in Palisade! We are looking forward to a great harvest!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

BookCliff at Taste of Pearl in Boulder

BookCliff Vineyards will be part of Taste of Pearl again.
On Sunday, April 19 during Downtown Boulder’s Taste of Pearl attendees will stroll along Pearl Street – in and out of well-known businesses including while tantalizing their taste buds with offerings from some of the town’s  most well-recognized and award-winning restaurants.  While attendees revel in the heavenly food from trailblazers in Boulder’s culinary scene, they will also enjoy distinctive Colorado wines.
This year’s event is on track to sell out prior to the event date.  Tickets and additional information can be found online at   
A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFFA), a local non-profit helping those in Boulder and Broomfield counties whose immediate need for food, shelter and other basic necessities cannot adequately be met by other means.