Currently at Catriona Cellars
Boy did we meet a lot of great people during our second appearance at the Castle Rock Winfest, Saturday July 18. Many thanks to all of our friends and family members who helped us pour wine and spread the good word about Catriona Cellars. Not surprisingly Sassy Lassy was a big hit but fest-goers enjoyed all six wines that we presented for tasting. We’ll be on the road again in less than two weeks at Vino & Notes in Woodland Park on Saturday, August 1 from 12 Noon until 6 p.m. This is another fun event full of wine, food and music. We’ll see you there!
Not to rush summer along but it’s time to think about the fall harvest of grapes and what kind of wine you might want to be making for your winter enjoyment. This year, we are offering hand-picked grapes from Lodi, California and juice from Washington State. Details.
Keeping it Fresh!
Mrs. Green Thumb was at it again. Having dressed up our patio with a profusion of bright, colored flowers, Catherine turned her attention to our new herb and vegetable garden. The frames for these two beds, expertly constructed by master carpenter and award-winning winemaker Woody Woodworth. First to find a home here, tomatillos and beets. Keep watching for more additions, all of which will eventually find their way to our kitchen where our crack culinary crew will present these fresh ingredients on one of your plates.
Our Latest Blend
A delicious blend of three red wines now aging in a barrel made of Italian Chestnut. Limited Edition (this barrel holds about 28 gallons), Barrel Select blends such as this, once bottled, will be available to members of our Cellar Club.
Many thanks to the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce for helping us celebrate our one-year anniversary and recent entry to the Chamber. We’re proud to be part of such a vibrant group of business owners. Well over 50 people came out to help us celebrate on a beautiful spring evening that included a toast to our recently released White Cabernet, Rozenn.
Woody Expounds on Wine Blending
June will prove to be a memorable month at Catriona Cellars. On Tuesday, the 2nd we hosted 25 members from the local chapter of the American WIne Society for a special tasting event and discussion with award-winning winemaker Woody Woodworth. Guests enjoyed a light buffet, a tour of our facilities and wine tastings, including an impromptu blend of Carmenere, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Jim Moore Award
Monday, June 1, the Town of Monument and the Historic Monument Merchants Association honored Catherine and Woody Woodworth with the Jim Moore Award. The honor is bestowed for preserving and enhancing our downtown area and recognizes the Woodworth’s transformative renovation of the buildings that house our winery, cafe and home brew/gift shop. If you’ve seen our facilities both before and after this transformation we think you’d agree there’s a big difference in their appearance.
Introducing the “Cellar Club”
In our never-ending quest to keep it fun and entertaining, Catriona Cellars invites you to becomea member of our Cellar Club, a great new way for you to enjoy our wines and share in the excitement that makes Catriona Cellars such a special place. We’ll be offering club members:
- Direct savings on wine
- Early notification of upcoming events
- Early notification of wine releases
- Information on winery activities and changes in our cafe menu
Down the Path We Go
To everyone who came out for our Off the Beaten Path release party to formally kick-off sales of this extraordinary blend of six different grapes. Several cases of wine went out the door, leaving less than a dozen cases of this limited edition libation. Your purchases will contribute to the addition of 63-acres to our area’s wonderful trails and open space. Catriona Cellars is proud to help with the purchase of this open space. A significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of Off the Beaten Path will go toward buying the land pictured below. This property, in the shadow of Elephant Rock and Ben Loman, will be a welcome addition to our area’s great trail system. Follow us down this path by picking up your bottle of Off the Beaten Path soon, before it’s gone. After you’ve enjoyed the wine the beautiful label and bottle will be a keepsake to remind you of your commitment to our great outdoors.
Right now you can also place an order for the future release of another new wine, Topaz.