John Cowperthwaite | Winemaker & Proprietor
A UC Davis Oenology & Viticulture certificate grad, John focuses the bulk of his attention in the Winery on hand crafting his ultra-premium Rhône style wines. Although a few non-Rhônes are always in rotation, its those lucious Rhône style wines that get him a twitter. Stop on in on Saturdays and you could be treated to a story or two as well as sharing a glass with the winemaker.
JP Cowperthwaite | 1/13/2008 - 2/14/2019 | RIP Friend
This wine dog is known for his loving wit and incredible ability to test the patience of the winemaker and cellar manager by offering unannounced sales and deals through his blog-spot. JP is also an accomplished grape cluster inspector.
11616 Shaffer Place
Littleton CO 80127
Liz Cowperthwaite | Tasting room & wine club manager
An accomplished journalist, Liz' main focus is on getting the word out and making sure your experience in the tasting room is top notch. Liz also manages our wine club so be sure to ask her about getting the good stuff.
We are an award winning family owned boutique craft winery, located in the beautiful foothills of Ken Caryl Ranch in Littleton Colorado.
Our passion for wine making is in Rhône style ultra-premium wines which we hand-craft with the utmost attention to detail. Our wine making accepts no compromise in ingredients or handling practices, resulting in beautifully decadent wines with heaps of flavor and attitude.
We source grapes from California's Central Coast, as well as Walla Walla, WA, and even here in Colorado. The grapes we purchase are top-notch and arrive at our crush pad about 20 hours after pick. This allows us to focus on flavor, balance and ripeness of fruit lending to wines that exhibits the integrity that was put into them in the vineyard.
We practice sustainability by managing water, power and waste, as well as insuring any organic matter goes back to the earth rather than landfills. We donate our grape pumice to the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Arboretum location, which is a nitrogen rich compost enhancement.