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Around Crested Butte & Colorado

Having first met in Crested Butte, fallen in love in Colorado, and cultivated our passion for making really good wine here in Colorado, there’s no place we’d rather be. There’s something about this land, the people, and the way time passes here. You can see it in the vibrant sunsets, draping the sandstone cliffs that tower over the Western Slope’s orchards and vineyards, feel it while shaking hands and exchanging laughs with a farmer as you load up the season’s harvest, and taste it while taking that first sip of a new vintage, as fall’s cooler air funnels into the valley and golden aspens glow in the low-angled afternoon sun.

Colorado is truly a special place, and we aim to share as much of it with you as possible. From the terroir, to the history, and the adventures that await, come back here often for our family’s favorites of Colorado and Crested Butte.

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Family Buckel
 
April 11, 2019 | Family Buckel

Cabernet Franc

 

 

In the last few years Cabernet Franc has become one ofthe featured red varietals in Colorado. The grape is consistent year to year, producing high quality wines that show raspberry, strawberry, cassis, plum, bell pepper, tobacco, and spice. Cabernet Franc fares well in Colorado’s altitude, dry climate, and shorter growing season. It historically has enjoyed success in sandy soils, which is prevalent in Colorado, producing a more robust wine.  It is early to bud break and early to ripen. This can be challenging in the spring during frosty evenings in late April and early May, but allows for full maturity at harvest in late September.

Through DNA testing it has been confirmed that Cabernet Franc has its origins in Bordeaux, where it is used extensively in blending. The aromatics of Cabernet Franc are unmatched, making it a lovely component in red wine blends. 

Shortly after it was originally planted, cuttings were taken to the Loire Valley where the varietal thrives.  A 100% Cabernet Franc wine is more common from the Chinon area of the Loire. The rosés from Chinon are also made from Cabernet Franc. So in that vein, Colorado has used more of a Loire style of utilizing the famed grape as a single varietal wine.

Fun Fact:  Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Buckel Family Wine 2017 Cabernet Franc, $24/bottle - Just released after 6 months in bottle.

Palisade Café recently said, ’Holy shit - we’re all LOVING your Cabernet Franc. WOW!’

 

 

Time Posted: Apr 11, 2019 at 2:51 PM
Shamai Buckel
 
November 1, 2018 | Shamai Buckel

Nitro Coffee

THE BEST DRINK IN CORTEZ~

The Nitro Cold Brew Coffee craze is literally found in every Colorado town, much like cannabis  dispensaries.  The very best cup of nitro cold brew can be found in the southwest corner of the state.  Not in the hip towns of Durango and Telluride, but in the drive through farm town of Cortez.  This quintessential four corners town rests on the edge of Colorado, with Utah, New Mexico and Arizona all within an hours drive.  Right smack in the middle of this town is The Pie Marker, a local favorite with amazing bagels, hand pies, cookies, cupcakes, and pecan pie. They also happen to serve up a cold brew that tops any I have tried in presentation and taste.

This Nitro Cold Brew is special, served up to look more like a Guinness then a coffee!  It is delivered with so much foam that is tastes like it has cream in it!  Try pairing it with the chocolate torte for an extra decadent treat,  

Next time you head to the southwest corner of the state for a spin at Phil’s World and a lap on the Rib Cage, stop in for a Nitro Coffee @ The Pie Marker!

The Pie Marker ~17 N. Harrison Street~Cortez, CO~970.560.6039~http://www.piemakerbakery.com

 

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Joe Buckel
 
August 31, 2018 | Joe Buckel

Drinking all Pink!

Enjoy Buckel Family Wine Rosé and Pink Vapor Stew all year long!

Time Posted: Aug 31, 2018 at 11:06 AM
Joe Buckel
 
May 5, 2018 | Joe Buckel

What A Winemaker Drinks

 

Time Posted: May 5, 2018 at 10:50 AM