BCW Tasting Menu Fall 2014

Boulder Creek Winery: Tasting Room and Wine Club Worth Checking Out

I have been considering joining the Boulder Creek Winery’s wine club. So, I decided to visit their tasting room and try out wines on a research trip.

The Boulder Creek Winery tasting room is simple and functional, as you might expect from the industrial, strip mall location in Gunbarrel. As I walked in I was greeted by a knowledgeable and friendly host behind the counter who let me try absolutely everything (smaller pours, of course) so I could make the best composition – for my tastes – in the mixed case.

I chose about 75% red / 25% white and couldn’t be happier. I’m especially fond of the Sauvignon Blanc – it was crisp, clean and had none of the typical over-the-top flavors that normally make me nervous to order this well respected varietal when I go out to dinner. If your tastes are more aligned with deep, rich, dry, bold reds then I would recommend the Tempranillo. It was fantastic and pairs exquisitely with a grilled Filet and rosemary potatoes.

As a general rule, I take great pride in supporting local businesses and, wherever possible, reducing carbon footprint. I also couldn’t help but notice my purchase would directly support Jackie Thompson, a wine artisan and Colorado lady entrepreneur; who is making waves, earning respect and building a solid reputation in a traditionally male dominated field.

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Where the magic happens

One other thing about joining the club is that members get invited to special events like the annual VIP party on November 21st and 22nd. This year club members will enjoy a selection of Boulder Creek Wines paired with Chef Willem De Froy’s European style appetizers – all included with your membership.

My conclusion? The case of wine – and the club membership that comes with it – is a good investment well worth considering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer ONeil

About Jennifer ONeil

Jennifer covers the Gunbarrel beat for all things food, wine and beer related. Having immersed herself in many different cultures over the years, Jennifer is a passionate traveler with an uncanny ability to look into the heart of a city or town and find authentic places to eat, drink, and hang out -- or simply pass time blissfully. She has recently earned her status as Sommelier through the International Wine Guild but, even so, she knows her personal journey exploring wine has only just begun.

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2 Responses to Boulder Creek Winery: Tasting Room and Wine Club Worth Checking Out

  1. Tobi Anderson November 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    My interest is piqued! We’ll add Boulder Creek Winery to our to-visit list for sure.

  2. Ann November 22, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    I’ll be sure to visit next time I am in town. Did you know that before the Wine stores were open on Sunday, that was the only place to get wine in a pinch and I was always pleasantly surprised. Keep up the good work.