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June 2021 Edition

Are you as shocked as we are that the Fourth of July is THIS weekend?  How is the summer going by this quickly?  Lucky for all of us, the winery has plenty more events coming up to make the most out of the entire summer season.  Before we give you the run down on those events, let’s review what’s been happening over the past couple of weeks!

Stems Up

May marked the start of the newest Stems Up series – Around the World with Marcus and Friends!  Our May session of Stems Up was all about Australia and New Zealand.  While all of us at the winery wished that we could have visited those countries for a live, in person, session, we had to settle to enjoy our wine from the comfort of the winery.  The June session was a different story, Marcus, Cory and Tameka traveled all the way to California to host the session live from Blanchard Family winery in Sonoma!  The event was a wonderful collaboration between Mark Blanchard and Marcus, and Stems-Up attendees raved about the fun they had with this different style of Stems-Up session that was almost more like a Podcast. 

Broncos Alumni Event

The first week of June brought back an annual event the winery sponsors with the Broncos Alumni Association.  Cleats for Kids raised money to bring sports cleats to underserved kids in our community.    Did you happen to catch the live video of Marcus, Mike and some Broncos alums on Facebook during the event?  If not, be sure you don’t miss out on any more of our fun and follow us on Facebook or Instagram today!

Movie Night

Our June Movie night was all about the Dads in our lives!  The winery staff and our guests enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs for dinner and shared some good laughs.  If you haven’t joined us for a movie night yet be sure to be on the lookout for our next one, they are always an amazing time!

Trivia

Up next, our quiz master Tameka hosted a challenging Trivia night all about Television!  Our first place team were the lucky winners of a 3 bottles of wine straight from Chef Lucas in Italy!  The only other lucky recipients of this wine are Stems Up participants who will enjoy and learn about these wines in a “live” (on-line) session with Lucas in August.  Be sure to be on the lookout for the next Trivia sign up, you never know what you and your brainiac team may win!  The theme for July celebrates the good old USA and all the amazing athletes in our ranks—Olympic Trivia!

Craft Class

Our June craft class gave us the opportunity to work with another amazing, local business – The Crafty Chassis!  Our crafters worked with Kristen from Crafty Chassis to learn how to stamp leather to create their own custom coasters and wine glass markers!  We couldn’t believe the creativity that was flowing throughout the class and everyone left with beautiful leather keepsakes!

Make a Wish - Hope is Essential Event

To round out the last weekend in June, the winery partnered with Make a Wish to host an in-person event closing out the organization’s Hope is Essential online auction and campaign.  The winery staff and our guests enjoyed wine, charcuterie boxes and in person bidding on some exclusive auction items!  We are thrilled to report that we raise just shy of $11,500, which will grant one wish for a Colorado child.  We are thrilled that we were able to host this event and we thank all of you that came in to join us and support this amazing local charity!

Chef Lucas Cucina Estiva

The last weekend of June was rounded out with the beginning of our next Cooking with Chef Lucas series.  Chef is back on his boat for the summer and will join us for four sessions of Cucina Estiva.  The June class was an incredible kick off of making the “perfect burger” and homemade gelato.  As always, Chef was a hoot and even included a lesson on how to light a grill that is being difficult.  Just use diesel!  There is still time to cook with us and drink wine during the three other sessions of Cucina Estiva, so call the winery for more information.  You can even catch the first session any time on demand!

Coming up

As we all prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, please keep in mind that the winery will close early on July 2nd (at 6:00 p.m.) and will remain closed through Monday, July 5.  The winery will reopen on July 6 with normal business hours.  We hope that you all, along with our staff, are able to spend this holiday with friends, family and LOTS of InVINtions’ wine. 

July will bring a lot of exciting events for the winery, so be sure to sign up soon and don’t miss out!  On July 18, we will host the second session of Cucina Estiva with Chef Lucas.  He will be guiding us through how to prepare a delicious traditional Italian summer lunch that is perfect for the hot days of July.

July 21 brings our third Stems Up session which will be hosted LIVE from France by our very close friend, Alexis.  The participants of Stems Up will be guided through three wines shipped to them directly from France.  We can’t wait for this once in a lifetime ‘trip’ to France from the comfort of our living rooms!  Unfortunately, this series is sold out, but we are planning a winter Stems-Up series, so look out for those details!

Thursday July 22 brings an exciting Trivia night with Olympics as the theme!  The winery staff is busy coming up with difficult questions to test your knowledge, so be sure to sign up today to join us!  Do you know which winery Team Member is related to an Olympic athlete?  You might want to figure that out before Jull 22nd!

On July 31, our crafty lady. Tameka, will be guiding guests through making thier own InVINtions' apparel and wine swag!  Be sure to sign up soon, as T-Shirts  and tank tops are only available in limited quantities and you don’t want to be left out of this dazzling event! 

To round out July, we are excited to celebrate our Grand Vin Wine Club Members during the annual Grand Vin Wine Maker’s dinner.  We are finalizing details for this exclusive event, but if you’re a Grand Vin Member check your email for the sign-up that already went out!

In Closing…

As we approach the end of June, be sure to also check out our June Partner in Wine, Rachel Caliga!  We know the housing market is crazy in Denver right now, so read all about how Rachel can help you accomplish your housing goals.  We appreciate you all stopping in to read our June Wine Diary and we hope that you’re making the most of your summer like we are here at the winery.  We hope to see you all very soon for one of our exciting events, a casual glass of wine or a tasting with friends.  Cheers until next time!

 



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