We are excited to share the press and praise for The Storm Cellar wines this year! We have been so fortunate that our friends, family, and colleagues have embraced our story and have been so supportive of our adventure already. We encourage you to follow our newsletter, read our blog, connect on social media, or explore these stories from various media outlets.
The Storm Cellar entered their three 2018 Rieslings in the invitation-only 2020 American Fine Wine Competition. The Dry Riesling scored 88 points, the Riesling scored 90 points, and the Reserve Riesling took home a 94-point score and a double gold medal. View the results via this link.
In MaryAnn Worobeic’s “Wine Focus” in the March 31, 2020 issue of Wine Spectator, titled “Rocky Mountain High”, she shares the story of The Storm Cellar and includes the 2018 Riesling among 14 recommended wines from the Mountain West Region. Read the article via this link.
The Wall Street Journal wine columnist, Lettie Teague, highlights The Storm Cellar’s story and selected their 2018 Dry Riesling as one of 20 must-buys for Thanksgiving. She writes, “Regions once considered wine deserts are producing in-demand bottles as a new wave of winemakers boldly redraws the map of American wine regions.” Read the article via this link.
Two of our wines, the 2018 Riesling and 2018 Dry Riesling, won Double Gold Medals at the 2019 Colorado Governor’s Cup awards. We are two of 14 wines selected from over 250 wines to receive this honor, blind-tasted by Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and local and national beverage professionals and wine writers. Red more about the event and the other winners here.
In their fall 2019 issue, Spoke+Blossom magazine interviews Steve and Jayme of The Storm Cellar for perspective on high-elevation grape growing. Per Jayme, “Colorado (wine) is finding its voice, and people are listening to it.” The magazine also features our gorgeous Chardonnay grapes on the cover, courtesy of Olive & West Photography. Read more via this link.
One of Colorado’s most eye-catching and informative digital magazines, West of 105, covering everything west of the 105th meridian, highlighted Jayme and Steve, along with the other members of the 2019 Colorado FIVE culinary team in a quickfire Q&A on pages 88-93 in their online autum issue.
The Storm Cellar was selected by the editors of 5280 Magazine as “Best Winery” in their annual “Top of the Town” awards for 2019. This is an incredible honor for which we are beyond grateful. “Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese have everything it takes to bring their winery into the national spotlight.” Read more about the awards and the editors’ perspective on our winery project here.
One of Colorado’s most eye-catching and informative digital magazines, West of 105, covering everything west of the 105th meridian, highlighted The Storm Cellar Rosé of Pinot Noir as one of four Colorado rosés to enjoy this summer. Catch our photographs on pages 8, 15, and 70, and read the stellar review on page 71 in their summer issue.
Grand Junction’s Spoke+Blossom magazine featured a behind-the-scenes history of The Storm Cellar in their summer 2019 issue. Jayme and Steve share what brought them to the North Fork Valley, some of the hurdles they faced along the way, and some of the dreams and joys that have kept them going, including a wintry wedding celebration in the middle of their dormant Chardonnay vines this past February. Read more via this link.
Founders of The Storm Cellar, Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese, are announced as members of the 2019 Colorado FIVE team. A select group, chosen by LSE Consulting, the FIVE team exemplify the passion, creativity, and purpose that has become the staple of Colorado cuisine. Jayme and Steve will be featuring and pairing their wines, along with other Colorado products, with the cuisine of five of Colorado’s most influential chefs at events and festivals throughout the year, culminating in a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in Manhattan.
Denver’s 5280 magazine wrote a feature on Colorado wine for its February 2019 issue and included a Q+A with Jayme and Steve, along with a couple of great photos by Olive & West Photography. “Ever fantasize about buying a farm and opening a boutique winery? Meet two former Denver sommeliers who actually did it.” Read the full piece here.
Grand Junction’s Spoke+Blossom magazine interviewed Steve Steese, co-founder of The Storm Cellar, for his view on what community means to him as a wine-grower out on the Western Slope of Colorado. Read his thoughts in their winter 2018-19 issue on page 8, via this link.
Cheers! In this episode Eric talks to the female bosses of booze in Denver. His guests are Bess Dougherty, head barrel troll at The Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shop and Brewery; Jayme Marie Henderson, cofounder and winemaker at The Storm Cellar; sommelier Maia Parish of Wine Suite, LLC; and whiskey maker Helen Lee of Laws Whiskey House. This is gonna be a hell of a hangover! Listen to episode 10 of the Chef or Death Podcast!