Bookcliff Vineyards in Boulder

You have heard mention Bookcliff Vineyards many times. It is one of our favorites, and it is all 100% local and homegrown.  Bookcliff Vineyards is a small, boutique winery owned and operated by John and Ulla.  It is located on the outskirts of Boulder, as you are headed towards Lyons or Estes Park.  John and Ulla not only produce a variety of award-winning wines, but they also grow their own grapes in Palisade, which is on the Western Front, in Western Colorado.  They own 37 acres of prime grape growing vineyards. Bookcliff is an eco-friendly grape producer and they are committed to using sustainable farming practices. This means they do not use any pesticide and avoid the use of herbicide. They use compost to fertilize the soil instead of chemical fertilizer and they grow grass between the rows which keep the good and bad bugs in balance. “It is important to us to grow our own grapes so we can control the quality from source to finished product. We are also proud that all our wines are made from 100% Colorado grown grapes.  Colorado grapes express the character where they are grown – high altitude desert at 4,600 feet – and we are proud of making wine that captures this uniqueness in the glass.”  John is the sommelier and the primary winemaker for Bookcliff Wines.

The Vineyards of Bookcliff.


Mashing the grapes.



The finishing touches.


The Awards just keep coming.  John and Ulla use a combination of both French and American oak and steel barrels to age their wines.


Mary was the hostess with the mostest.  She was very friendly and really knew her stuff.  She is also a scuba diver, and she and I talked a lot about diving as well as wine.


Because I am a member, I was given a free glass of wine for myself and a friend for my birthday.  I took Elizabeth.  This was her first time at Bookcliff.  I have sadly, used the last of my birthday coupons.  They sure do make celebrating a lot more fun.  I really got to extend my birthday for quite awhile.  One last birthday hoorah.  Let it be wine.  🙂


Not only does Bookcliff Vineyards offer great Colorado wines, but they often have special dinners and events at their wineries too.

When in town and looking for a good, 100% Colorado grown wine and produced wine, Bookcliff Vineyards is the place to go.  They are located at 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Number 17
Boulder, CO 80304.  Their phone number is 303.499.7301.  You can also visit them in Palisade when out there too.  You can learn all about Bookcliff Vineyards on line too by visiting their website



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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