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Winemaker John cowperthwaite

A University of California Davis Oenology & Viticulture certificate graduate, John Cowperthwaite focuses the bulk of his attention as winemaker and proprietor of Black Arts Cellars on hand crafting his ultra-premium Rhône style wines. Although a few non-Rhônes are always in rotation, it’s those luscious Rhône style wines that get him a twitter. Black Arts Cellars is an award-winning family-owned boutique craft winery, located in the beautiful foothills of Ken Caryl Ranch in Littleton Colorado. They source grapes from California’s Central Coast, Washington’s Walla Walla, and Colorado – all arriving 20 hours after harvesting – allowing John to focus on flavor, balance and ripeness of fruit lending, preserving the integrity put into them in the vineyard.

At Afternoon on Elk: Colorado Creative District Wine Walk