Wednesday, November 13 | 7 pm (please note date change)
Tickets required: $25 GOCA members | $30 non-members suggested donation

ART&WINE is GOCA program that elegantly pairs wine with art, with talks on both. It's no secret that wine and art have a rich history together, so it seems only natural to develop a curriculum around the relationship. For this iteration, GOCA has invited Colorado's own Book Cliff Vineyards to lead a tasting of four of their wines, along with wine knowledge and delicious food. UCCS Visual Arts faculty artists will share insights into their works for the exhibit as part of the night.

Includes tasting of four wines, heavy hors d'oeuvres (snacks), plus insider information on wine and art and terrific company.

Read about the exhibit HERE.


John Garlich and Ulla Merz started BookCliff Vineyards with their first bottling of a 1999 chardonnay sold at the Boulder Farmers' Market in 2000. Today, John and Ulla grow 14 varieties of grapes they produce into 19 distinct labels. The vineyard now encompasses 35 acres they own or lease and the list of awards garnered over the years is impressive. Bookcliff is one of the most respected names in Colorado wine.

John and Ulla practice sustainable farming and do not use any pesticides or herbicides. They make their own compost, never use fertilizer and the grass growing between the rows provides 'living' mulch for weed suppression and soil vitality. Neither John nor Ulla has any background in farming, wine making or business. John is a civil engineer by profession having worked in the construction industry building large office buildings. Ulla has a Ph.D. in computer science having worked in the high-tech industry developing software systems.

From the winemakers: "It is important to us to grow our own grapes so we can control the quality from source to finished product. We are also proud that all our wines are made from 100% Colorado grown grapes."

GOCA is proud to bring BookCliff Vineyards to Colorado Springs for this event.




7:00 pm