The memory of sneaking down to his grandfather’s cellar and sipping from the 60 gallon barrel of elder berry wine still holds a special place in Bill’s heart yet today. Who would know that this would be the start of the desire to make a wine that people would enjoy,especially with family and friends. Bill started his wine making in ernest in 1968 and finally fulfilled his dream of having his own winery and vineyard and the start of Charles and Christine’s Blue Mountain Vineyards.
Both the winery and vineyard are up against the foot hills of the Indian peaks Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park. The lake is home to various species of water birds, and summer visitor of a large Osprey displaying its fishing expertise and frequented by both Golden and Bald eagles. The old cotton woods on the shores of the lake make a perfect place for the Great Horned owls to roost at night.
DO NOT ENTER Little Thompson Dr off of 2E, this is a private road, MUST enter Hoot Owl Dr from S Co Rd 23E.
FROM I-25: Take exit #243 Hwy 66 West(L) 6.5 miles to Hwy 287, go North(R) 5 miles to CR4, (no signal or stop sign) then West(L) 3 miles to CR23E, (2-way stop) then South(L) 3/4 mile to Hoot Owl Dr. Go East(L) to Blue Mountain Vineyards, 2nd property on the left.
FROM LONGMONT: Take Hover Road (95th St) North, go 2 miles past Hwy 66 to Woodland Rd, go West(L) 1.5 miles to N 83rd St, go North(R) 2 miles to Hoot Owl Dr, this will be just after crossing the river when you reach the top of the hill go East(R) on Hoot Owl Dr. to Blue Mountain Vineyards, 2nd property on the left.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
- Pinot Grigio
- Lacrosse/La Cresent Blend
- Christie's Blend