Bookcliff Vineyards

(303) 499-7301 5501 Aztec Ct
Boulder, CO 80303
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In 2008 we moved our winery to a new, larger location in North Boulder that allowed us to have our tasting room and winery in the same location. More space provided us room for more fermentation tanks and more barrels so we were able to significantly expand our wine making capacity. Once the grapes are harvested, they are stored in a cooler before they are trucked from Palisade to Boulder where we crush and destem them. White grapes, such as Chardonnay and Riesling are pressed immediately and then transferred into steel tanks for fermentation. Half of the Chardonnay is aged in stainless steel tanks and the other half in new French oak barrels. Red grapes ferment on the skins for color extraction for a week before they are pressed and transferred into stainless steel tanks. As the red wines ferment on the skins, the skin cap needs to be punched down and turned over several times daily. All red wines are transferred into oak barrels after they are settled. We use both French and American oak barrels. Due Read more »

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