Sutcliffe Vineyards identifies itself with one key mantra, “We grow wine, and we live wine.” The estate and twenty-two organically farmed acres is overseen by three quality- obsessed farmers who meticulously farm, harvest, and vinify. This approach allows the vineyard to ensure quality from conception to bottling. The phrase “farm to table” has taken over the Colorado community, as well as much of the food culture in the United States. This is not a new concept to Sutcliffe Vineyards. It is the way Sutcliffe wines have, and will always be made. This attention to detail and commitment to quality wines is probably the reason Sutcliffe Vineyards is Wine Enthusiast's most highly regarded producer from the southwest to date.
Winemaker Joe Buckel (former winemaker of chardonnay & pinot noir production at Flowers and on-site winemaker at Rutz Cellars) picks grapes on acid levels in conjunction with brix (grape sugars) to guarantee wines of balance and food- friendliness. He ferments each lot with a gentle hand coaxing the characteristics of each vineyard into the wine. The vast majority of Sutcliffe’s vines have been planted on their own rootstock, due to the severity of the climate in Colorado. Sutcliffe is a small vineyard that takes great pride in defining themselves as Colorado farmers doing the seemingly impossible . . . making great wines!
Please go to their website for further information: www.sutcliffewines.com