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 Riesling | (Goldstar Vineyard)
    • 2019 Colorado Riesling | (Goldstar Vineyard)
    • 2019 Colorado Riesling | (Goldstar Vineyard)

    • $28.00
    • Ultra dry, refreshing Riesling done in our traditional "orange wine" style. Time on the skins give this wine tremendous aromatics and texture, while lower alcohol preserves the acidity and freshness.
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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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  • 2018 Colorado Riesling (Horse Mountain Vineyard)
  • 2018 Colorado Chardonnay | (Talbott Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Chardonnay | (Talbott Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Chardonnay | (Talbott Vineyard)

    • $32.00
    • This gorgeous Chard strikes a balance between the unique “orange” wine style we are known for, and the more traditional trappings of a new world Chardonnay. Full bodied with a touch of tannin, it’s an enticing wine full of baked apple, honey and orchard fruit flavors.
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  • 2019 Colorado Viognier | Bookcliff Vineyard
    • 2019 Colorado Viognier | Bookcliff Vineyard
    • 2019 Colorado Viognier | Bookcliff Vineyard

    • $30.00
    • Pure, and powerful this Viognier is everything great about "orange wine". It has terrific body with deeply layered notes of pear and apricot. Floral aromatics add an elegance to this otherwise full bodied, rich white wine. This is a classic Balistreri white wine.
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  • 2018 Colorado Orange Muscat | (Talbott Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Orange Muscat | (Talbott Vineyard)
    • 2018 Colorado Orange Muscat | (Talbott Vineyard)

    • $30.00
    • This is a very rich and powerful Orange Muscat that shows off plenty of intensity and structure. Yet, it remains playful in spirit with a touch of sweetness and mouthwatering fruit flavors. It’s delicious and great to pair with everything from spicy foods to dessert.
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