Aspen Peak Cellars Winery in Bailey, Colorado
“Celebrating the Art of Food and Wine”
Stop in to Aspen Peak Cellars Winery in Bailey, CO, for a winery tour and sample our award winning wines at our beautiful new wine tasting room/lunch bistro. Whether you enjoy a glass of our handcrafted wine inside the winery or a bottle along with your lunch on the heated patio or on #baileycobeach down by the North Fork of the South Platte River, we promise you a relaxing time in Bailey.
Meet The Proprietors of Aspen Peak Cellars
Marcel and Julie Flukiger
Marcel was born and raised in the Luzern area of Switzerland. After completing a 3-year apprenticeship program, Marcel was certified as a Swiss chef in 1990. He worked several seasons in a ski resort near Austria and served his country in their mandatory military program. In 1993, he applied for an exchange program with the Association of International Practical Training and found a sponsor by the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, where he spent 18 months working and experiencing the culture of another country.
This is the place where he met Julie, the love of his life, and they married in 1996. Julie grew up in Camp Hill, PA, and also is a trained chef who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York 1993. Their only daughter, Chantel, was born in 1998 and graduated with a degree in Environmental Engineering from School of Mines in Golden. The Flukigers have lived in the Denver Foothills community since their wedding and have worked in the local food service industry throughout.
The Evolution of Aspen Peak Cellars Winery
For Christmas 2005, Marcel gave Julie a wine making kit. Little did they know that this new hobby would quickly get out of control and would lead to their latest business venture, a winery, bistro, B&B combination, established in 2009 at the historic Clifton House Inn in Conifer. Quickly, they were able to establish this unique Denver Foothills getaway. Their guests could explore the wonderful world of food, wine and lodging in a quaint family atmosphere. It was the Summer of 2011 where lightning hit the 140-year old barn on the property and was destroyed by fire, resulting in the loss of their special events venue. This unfortunate circumstance lead to moving their business to a new, larger winemaking facility in Bailey, which they opened in 2012.
Aspen Peak Cellars produces about 2000 cases of wine annually from grapes grown in Colorado, California an Washington. Whether you are planning Italian, Asian, seafood creations, a barbeque in the back yard, or a picnic by the river, the Flukigers will always suggest an amazing wine pairing to complete your dinner. Often, the cooking method or complimenting sauces determine the wine selection over the chosen piece of meat or fish. In a perfect pairing, you want the food and wine to become an emulsion on your palate, and not be overpowered by one or the other. Stop in at their tasting room in Bailey, where they will help you match up your sweet, sour, spicy or smoked meals with a selection from their twelve award winning table wines. You can also order wine online and they will process 3-packs, 6-packs or cases, mix or match, with shipping within Colorado and to 37 other states.
Order Aspen Peak Cellars Wines Online
At our micro-winery in Bailey, CO, we produce small batches of wine and our selection changes frequently. When you can’t make it in person to our Colorado winery for a wine tasting or winery tour, you can always order wine online from our broad wine selection in our Online Wine Shop here.
Colorado Wine Club with Aspen Peak Cellars
Our Wine Club is the perfect way to learn more about our fun establishment. Join a Gold, Silver or Bronze membership level at Aspen Peak Cellars’ Colorado wine club and every quarter you will receive the following: your preferred Aspen Peak Cellars wines, 3-course dinner with a glass of wine and members only discounts. Find out here why Aspen Peak Cellars is Colorado’s most attractive wine club. Can’t attend our wine club dinners, we also have shipping wine club options.