What is “Orange Wine”?


Balistreri Vineyard’s white wines are especially unique and made in a natural style now know as “orange wine”. The white grapes are fermented on the skins, like a red wine, which imparts a rich, deep color and flavor. They are not filtered or fined and bottled without racking or cold stabilization.

This natural and historic style of white wine making produces a golden-orange hue in the wines, which also may develop harmless sediment as they age. These “orange” white wines should be served only moderately chilled to preserve the body and aroma.

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  • 2019 Colorado Muscat | (Bookcliff Vineyard)
    • 2019 Colorado Muscat | (Bookcliff Vineyard)
    • 2019 Colorado Muscat | (Bookcliff Vineyard)

    • $30.00
    • With delightful notes of orange zest, ginger and peach, this Muscat has terrific balance! Some time on the skins lends this wine structure, while beautiful fruit emanates from the glass. This is a delicious and fruity white that is refreshing and easy drinking.
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  • 2019 Colorado Riesling | Horse Mountain Vineyard (dry)
    • 2019 Colorado Riesling | Horse Mountain Vineyard (dry)
    • 2019 Colorado Riesling | Horse Mountain Vineyard (dry)

    • $24.00
    • The un-Riesling! Fermented on the grape skins, this orange style Riesling has hints of stone fruit , tart lemongrass and beeswax, complimented by a pleasant acidity, making this a great wine to pair with food.
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  • 2018 Colorado Viognier (Talbott Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Viognier (Talbott Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Viognier (Talbott Vineyard)

    • $26.00
    • Viognier is the perfect varietal to ferment as an “Orange Wine” because the extended skin contact only accentuates the full and rich body the grape is already known for. Structured and fruit forward, this Viognier has notes of pear and apricot.
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