A tentative planting of 2,000 vines in 1995 did not anticipate the world class vineyard we have become. Those first Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah vines still circle the houses tempered now by hail, spring freezes, blistering sunlight and fierce, dust laden winds. We grow wine, and we would not be denied any part in the wondrous, biblical process in this sculpted canyon under a brooding Sleeping Ute Mountain.
From delicate, crisp Roses, ripe, complex Chardonnays to deep sensuous Cabernets, our wines express the very essence of this canyon. Fastidious growing practices and meticulous wine making produce wines that have changed for ever the way Colorado wines are spoken of.
Adopting a policy of holding our bigger reds in oak for 2 years with a further year in the bottle has helped us garner stellar reviews, but those accolades are far less significant than the loyal following we have built for our wines. A following that has spread to every part of this country as well as England, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and more.
We are uncertain of why it took us so long to respond to the innumerable requests for us to form a Wine Club, perhaps the plethora of them and the bombardment of wine that some maintain, made us cautious.