Currently at Catriona Cellars
As the air turns a little crisper, kids head back to school and our thoughts turn to the fall season we think of “The Crush.” This year Catriona Cellars will be taking delivery of some 16,000 pounds of grapes from Lodi, California, the first shipment likely to arrive in a couple of weeks. Keep checking in here and on our social media sites for updates on what types of grapes are coming in and what our plans are for them. One thing you can be sure of, those plans will result in more delicious wines from Catriona Cellars.
A Grape Event!
Just as the tendrils of a grapevine can seemingly wind on infinitely, Catriona Cellars extended it’s community involvement reach all the way out to Woodland Park on Saturday, August 1. The annual Vino & Notes festival drew 1,400 people and will likely result in a donation of more than $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Teller County. That in itself warms our hearts but we were also cheered by all of the great people we met. Some had already wined and dined with us in Monument but many others learned about us for the first time. We look forward to seeing them soon on our patio and in the restaurant. The stunning north ridge of Pikes Peak makes a wonderful backdrop to this annual fundraising event. View more pictures here.
Growing the Business
Now this was really dining al fresco! On Sunday, July 26 Catriona Cellars was pleased to be a part of Colorado Collective’s dinner series entitled The Collective Plate, celebrating farm and food. Woody & Catherine (seated far left) enjoyed a night out away from the winery while still promoting our wines. Catriona contributed five different wines, paired with the exceptional cuisine from the 2 South Food and Wine Bar of Old Colorado City. The dinner was held on the beautiful grounds of Corner Post Meats, off of Hodgen Road in Black Forest.
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!
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 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