CLEAN AND FOCUSED WINES, CRAFTED BY TWO SOMMELIERS, IN WESTERN COLORADO
We are a boutique winery, located in Hotchkiss, Colorado, specializing in high-quality, aromatic white and rosé wines. We are a husband-and-wife team, and our goal is to showcase the attributes of our unique, alpine-desert terroir, to help bring the West Elks AVA into the national wine spotlight, and to become a premier destination for an elevated, Colorado wine experience.
We embrace the concept of hospitality within every aspect of our farming and winemaking project. From nurturing the grapes to hosting wine-paired events, the experience starts with and finishes with people.
Throughout history, grapevines have been planted in regions where other plants would not grow – arid deserts, rocky soils, steep slopes, and high mountains. Our intense UV exposure at over a mile above sea level forces our grapes to form extra-thick skins to protect themselves, producing wines of extreme concentration and aromatic intensity. We moderate the tannins and bitterness that could arise by whole-cluster pressing all of our fruit, and we strive to preserve freshness through long, cold fermentations.
Wine is greater than the sum of its parts. It is not just a winemaker. It is not just a vineyard. It is a collaboration between humans and nature. It is a story. And the story of our wines is incredibly unique. We have worked diligently not only to nurture the vines and craft great wines, but also to tell the story.
Join us on our social media outlets to experience the ongoing journey of two sommeliers who set aside our suits and chose to become farmers and winemakers in a remote corner of western Colorado.