Saturday, August 30, 2008
Always wanted your own winery in the mesa country of the Grand Valley? Well, now's your chance. Clifton's only winery, Graystone Vineyards, is up for sale for, "$1.5 million for the tasting room, winery and inventory worth $1.6 million. The owners also have for sale their estate and 25 acres of land, which is priced at $2.4 million in addition to the winery property."
Or so writes Anna Maria Basquez in the Daily Sentinel. You can read the article here.
Graystone Winery founder Barbara Maurer is retiring. Graystone is known for its port wines. According to Graystone, port is a unique wine. During the fermentation, a portion of still sweet must is drawn off and combined with a high quality brandy. The infusion of high alcohol halts the fermentation, preserving the residual sugar to add weight and balance to the wine. The port ages in American and old French oak barrels before it is bottled.
Basquez goes on to write, "“I think this can be one of the biggest port houses in the country," says Maurer, "--but it is now a boutique winery and we make a limited number of bottles. It has potential for making as much as you want to increase your labor.”