Posted on June 6, 2018 at 11:57 AM by Elise Penington
By employing the ancient practice of using Georgian Amphora containers to store and ferment wines, Purgatory Cellars Winery offers an array of award-winning selections distinct among wineries across Colorado and the United States.
Owner: Marko Copic
Street Address: 18921 Plaza Drive, Suite #100 Parker, CO 80134
Business Phone Number: 303.600.8209
Business Website: www.purgatorycellarscolorado.com
Years in Business in Parker: 3
Description of your business: Purgatory Cellars Winery was established in 2015. Our grapes are purchased mainly in Colorado, and some grape varietals in New Mexico. We have enriched the wine spectrum in Colorado, as well as in the United States by introducing amphora wine making technique, i.e. producing wines in amphorae, clay pots. The usage of Georgian Amphora (Qvevri) containers to store and ferment wines is a tradition in winemaking dating back to 6th century, B.C. Today, this ancient technology is making a comeback among brewers and vintners throughout the world, mostly in Europe and the Middle East. Currently, there are only a handful of wineries in the United States utilizing this method. Purgatory Cellars is proud to be the first winery in Colorado to utilize this ancient method and introduce our Amphora-aged wines. Wines made in Amphorae show complexity and soft tannins on the palate, and long maceration period (up to 9 months) on the skin causes darker color so they are called Orange Wines.
Our tasting room is open seven days a week.
What is your most popular product/service? We try to make many different types of wine so there is a wine for every wine lover.
What do you enjoy about being part of the Parker community? Parker is a growing community that supports each other, small businesses enrich the spectrum of places to go and things to do. We all try to buy locally and maintain Parker to be a place to live and destination as well.
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