After a year of construction and renovation, Odell Brewing Co. just announce the grand opening of The OBC Wine Project’s Taproom, located adjacent to the Fort Collins brewery. The OBC Wine Project launched in June of 2020 with a line of four canned wines distributed across Colorado. Since the package launch, The OBC Wine Project has been busy making various small batch wines and working on the construction of the winery’s taproom. The space opened Monday, May 10th.
As the taproom was under construction, Winemaker Travis Green has been busy blending, racking, canning and bottling eight small batch wines that will be available on tap at the grand opening.
“We’ve been extremely busy with the production side,” explained Green. “We’re so excited to be able to offer our guests such a wide range of flavor profiles and innovations with these wines.”
The Winery taproom will have eight taps and a number of limited bottle releases, which will only be available at the winery. Half of these taps will be dedicated to small batch and experimental wines made from grapes sourced across Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.
Among the Colorado wines to be featured are a skin-contact Aromella aged in Friek beer barrels, a red blend fermented with carbonic maceration, as well as a Cabernet Franc and an off dry blend of Riesling, Vignoles and Aromella, all sourced from Sauvage Spectrum winery in Palisade, Colo.
“The spirit of this winery is rooted in experimentation. That’s where the project of the OBC Wine Project comes to life,” explained Green. “We believe that great wine can come from different appellations and climates. Working with local farmers is just as exciting as chasing the harvest with our vineyards in the Pacific Northwest.”