Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

To Blend Or Not To Blend?

Colorado Wine Press asks a great question.  Is it better to blend whites or not?  Take a look at what he thinks here!


Time Posted: May 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker
March 25, 2011 | Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

Lookin' Good!

Welcome to the gorgeous new internet home of Canyon Wind Cellars!

After months of hard work, we are very excited to see our new website up and running!   This new site was designed by the folks over at Wilson.Lass in Breckenridge. Not only can they work magic with websites, they are also the creative genius behind the CWC logo and label.

What is in it for you? Well that is the best part! We have a streamlined shopping experience, more information about the wine, news items (so you can keep up with our busy schedule), event calendars, and a new section created solely for our devoted wine club members!

Take a few minutes and check it out!  Still can’t find something you’re looking for?  Shoot us an email at and we’ll get it added.



Time Posted: Mar 25, 2011 at 3:13 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

Spring Has (Almost) Sprung!

After a nice break for the holidays, we are back at work both in the winery and the vineyard!  Our field crew is working diligently to prune the vines- with more than 30 acres to prune, you can be sure to spot them if you stop by the winery in the next few weeks.

What is the purpose of pruning, you ask? Pruning allows us to control the number of buds on each plant. Controlling the number of buds allows us to ensure that we have the correct fruit to wood weight ratio or yield per acre. Why is having a specific yield per acre important> It helps to ensure that the vine is not overstressed and helps to produce better fruit, as too much fruit inhibits proper maturity.

Once pruning is complete, it’s not too long before bud break and the start of the growing season. Stop by towards the end of April and you can check it out for yourself! Have more questions? Feel free to ask the winemaker at


Time Posted: Mar 8, 2011 at 3:09 PM
Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker
February 18, 2011 | Jennifer, Owner/Winemaker

"Barrel Into Spring" with CWC

2011 “Barrel Into Spring” Wine Tasting weekends are quickly approaching- scheduled for April 30-May 1 and May 14-15!  Hosted by the eight member wineries of the Grand Valley Winery Association, guests at this two-day event will enjoy gourmet food (specially prepared to pair with chosen wines!), “behind-the-scenes” winery and vineyard tours and of course, barrel tasting!

New this year at CWC, our chef, Diana, will be preparing gourmet delicacies with marinades, sauces and spices sold in our tasting room.  Additionally, she’ll be providing the recipes so that you can make these tasty treats at home.  Think of us as your one-stop entertaining source!

This is the premier wine tasting event in the Grand Valley, not to be missed!  Tickets are still available at  Get yours now before they’re all gone!


Time Posted: Feb 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM