Upon arrival, you are greeted with hors d’oeuvres at our historic farmstead. For added safety, you will have your own private table in the historic barn or gardens with limited service. The 1883 blacksmith barn’s roughhewn beams showing the handiwork and vintage tools at the ready create a warm, rustic and authentic feel. Garden tables are sheltered in custom glass cabanas, warmed by vintage wood stoves & lit with oil lanterns. The farm hosts private catered dinners for up to 8 people per table. Our cabanas & four rooms in the barn are classified as Outdoor Dining.
Enjoy three courses based on the day's bountiful harvest. Roasted winter squashes, pumpkins, hearty roots in a kaleidoscope of colors, greens sweetened by a kiss of frost, heritage pork or lamb roasted over plum wood embers are some of the flavors that await.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
2015 Bookcliff Vineyards, Palisade, Colorado, 'Black Cat Meritage'
2011 Bookcliff Vineyards, Palisade, Colorado, 'Black Cat Meritage'
2014 Bookcliff Vineyards, Palisade, Colorado, 'Black Cat Meritage'
Home Sweet Home! With over 100 wineries in Colorado, and two American Viticultural Areas (AVA), Grand Valley AVA located in Palisade, and West Elks AVA in Paonia, Colorado is on the fast track to becoming one of the great and timeless wine regions of the United States. Varietals such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Viognier really thrive, but don't be afraid to venture out and try some Cinsault, Riesling or even Sangiovese
Large Format Bottles
Half-Bottle (Split): 375mL - Standard: 750mL - Magnum: 1.5L - Jeroboam: 3L - Imperial (Methuselah): 6L - Salmanazar: 9L - Balthazar: 12L - Nebuchadnezzar: 15L
There's nothing quite like Champagne. Once that fine mousse of bubbles hits your lips, even ordinary occasions transform into something special. Created on the northern-most edge of viticulture, Champagne is one of the few wines blended across multiple vintages to ensure a consistent style with familiar flavors year after year. Below, you will find primarily grower Champagne, which is made only by farmers who own their own vines. Not only do we admire their 'farm to bottle' attitude, but they also produce some of the most expressive, exciting bottles of wine available
Old World Chardonnay
Chardonnay is the most famous white wine grape in the world, and it's all thanks to the Cote d'Or in eastern France. Inspired by steely and bright Chablis, lush and fruity Mâcon, and mind-bendingly complex Cote de Beaune, vignerons have planted Chardonnay around the globe - but somehow nothing can compare to the original. Whether you drink it with seafood, duck or just a straw, white Burgundy never disappoints
Often referred to as 'The Garden of France,' the Loire Valley stretches from the heart of France to the Atlantic Ocean, providing hardworking French vigerons with countless miles of perfect growing sites. With world-class expressions of Chenin Blanc from Vouvray as well as Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, the Loire is also home to winemakers on the cutting edge of the organic and biodynamic movement. If you're looking for crisp, mineral-driven whites with fresh citrus flavors and mouth-watering acidity, you just found heaven
Biodynamic & Organic Wine
We are a farm-oriented restaurant. How could we not support these farm-oriented wines? This does not refer to wines with 'farmy' or 'barnyard' tastes, but rather to wines that are made by people who are as careful with the roots of their vines, and the soil they feed from, as they are with the fruit they eventually give us. 'Organic' wine means the grapes have not been treated with anything synthetic: no fertilizers, no pesticides, no herbicides or anything made in a lab. Pests and diseases are dealt with naturally by introducing cover crops, and predators will pick off unwanted bugs and harmful insects. 'Biodynamic' winemaking treats an entire farm as a single living organism. Its goal is to actually improve the health of the land and ecosystem through farming. No chemicals are used at any point, and herbal preparations are used as treatments for the soil. Every important event in the farm's life is scheduled on a biodynamic calendar based on phases of the moon in order to fit in with the land's life cycle. Biodynamics results in healthy vines with deeper rootstocks which produce uncommonly expressive grapes with a surprising depth and purity of flavor. A few important biodynamic producers on our wine list are:
Unique Whites from Classic French Regions
German Riesling has long suffered from a clash between reputation and reality. Public perception paints German wine as cloyingly sweet and characterless while the country's focus on vineyard-specific bottling actually produces wines of incomparable vibrance, elegance and minerality. The following wines showcase how breathtaking German Riesling can be, and how a touch of sugar can make these wines delicious with everything from spicy foods to foie gras
Austria is rightfully celebrated as a standard-bearer in the production of food-loving, mineralfocused zesty Grüner Veltliner and dry, long-lived and powerful Riesling. Often reminiscent of white pepper, lentils, savory herbs and crushed stone, Grüner is a famously perfect match with hard-to-pair foods like greens and asparagus. There may not be anywhere in the world producing as many accessible and terroir-driven wines than Austria; no wonder many sommeliers are advocates for its wines
What is Terroir?
The concept of 'terroir' in wine is widely misunderstood. Put in the simplest way, terroir is every natural factor that makes a certain wine taste a certain way. The vineyard's climate, soil type, aspect and surrounding natural features all play a role in the wine's final taste and help make that wine special. The concept dates back nearly 1,000 years, when Benedictine and later Cistercian monks noticed that wines from the same grape tasted differently depending on where the grapes were grown. As a result, they began to catalog which grapes did best and where - eventually giving rise to Burgundy's Grand Cru system. And really, that sense of place in a wine is truly what makes us fall in love all over again. We drink wine to celebrate its differences. The steely, mineral-driven Chardonnay of Chablis; the earthy, barnyard richness of Rioja; the tar and roses of aged Nebbiolo. Each unique sip takes us on a journey to where in the world it was created — and back in time to the last evening we had the same wine with friends. Over-oaked, over-extracted fruit bombs do very little for us, because that wine could have been made by anyone and just about anywhere. But wines that really show their terroir - that transport you to one special place on the globe with unrepeatable, unforgettable flavors - well, that's why we drink wine in the first place. So that's what we're trying to achieve in these pages. We offer wines that showcase a clear, flavorful snapshot of exactly where they came from. Wines that could only come from one place. Like our Colorado-centric menu proudly displaying the very best from our state, we want our wines to offer a genuine, delicious trip into the best vineyards around the globe
Italy & Other Old-World Whites
From Italy, where food and wine go hand in hand, to just over the border in Slovenia, where the color of the grape does not alter the vinification, over to Spain and Portugal, where tradition reigns supreme, these wines bring everything from freshness and salinity to unctuous nuttiness. Enjoy exploring an array of white wines that the old world has to offer
New World Whites
Unique, lively and thought-provoking
In the heart of the Summer, rosé wines are in full bloom! However, these wines offer bright fruit, crisp acidity, and some even a touch of saltiness that makes rosé perfect for any season!
Andre Tchelistcheff famously said, 'God made Cabernet, whereas the Devil made Pinot Noir,' and truer wine words were never spoken. There's no wine region in the world more maddening, beautiful, expensive, fickle or jaw-droppingly delicious than the Cote d'Or. With nearly 2,000 years of wine-growing history, the 'Golden Slope' produces bottles of Pinot Noir that exhibit aromas of sweet red cherry, button mushroom, pencil lead and plenty more.
Côte de Nuits
Côte de Beaune
Beaujolais offers some of the best values in Burgundy today: incredible quality at a fraction of the price of more famous Pinot Noir. With Gamay's bright red to deep, dark fruits, balancing stony minerality through its core and peppery spice around the edges, Beaujolais is delicious with seafood, lighter meats and certainly on its own
The Rhône Valley
The north is dominated by the inky black grape Syrah, showcasing flavors of cracked black pepper, olive tapenade, smoked meat and blackberry
In the warm southern region, blends of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Cinsault display ripe red-fruit qualities with peppery spice and scrubby herbs de Provence underneath
With more than two centuries of governmental oversight, powerhouse varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, plus billions of dollars spent every year around the globe, Bordeaux is positioned at the center of the wine universe. Love it or hate it, even wine novices have heard of names like Margaux, Pauillac and Pomerol — and their astronomically high price tags. But with one sip of these age-able blends showcasing flavors of black cassis, cedar and tobacco from both the left and right banks of the Gironde Estuary, it's a little easier to see what all the fuss is about
Haut-Médoc & Moulis
Unique Reds from the Old World
Through the years, Serge Hochar followed in the footsteps of his father, Gaston, who had been producing fantastic wines in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley since the 1920s. As winemakers that believe that a vintage should show itself, they change their blend very little between years, allowing the end result to be an honest expression of the soil and the weather. Musar is always one of our favorites, and we invite you to try something undiscovered and unexpected
Home to the powerhouse grape Nebbiolo, northwestern Italy delivers powerful red wines absolutely bursting with flavors of tar, earth, orange peel, fennel and tart red cherry. Barbaresco and Barolo are 'full bodied' wines, but anyone expecting a rich, Cabernet-like experience will be in for a surprise. Nebbiolo famously exhibits 'angles rather than curves,' but we've found a hearty bite of lamb or beef rounds off those sharper edges for a truly decadent dining experience
With 300 years of constant governmental regulation, the history of Tuscany's wine industry has been a rocky one. From straw-covered 'fiasco' bottles of Chianti flooding the market to headlinegrabbing 'Super Tuscans,' the region has had no lack of conflict or drama. But no matter what regulations or scandals may come next, the grape Sangiovese will always remain supreme. Showcasing flavors of bright red cherry, tomato leaf and scrubby Italian herbs, wines made from 'the blood of Jove' will always pair perfectly with rich pasta or game
Northern & Southern Italy
Italians love to eat, drink, and have fun — and this enviable lifestyle translates into their wines too. On any Italian dinner table, a bottle of wine is just as critical as a knife and fork, and few other wines in the world are so perfectly built for food. If you're in the mood for a rustic, flavorful bottle that pairs with good friends and a home-cooked meal - you've found it
Spain approaches wine law differently, focusing on the calendar instead of the dirt. While only perfectly ideal locations in France can grow 'Grand Cru' grapes, Spain produces 'Gran Reserva' only if the wine ages long enough in oak. Emphasizing aging showcases Tempranillo's ability to age beautifully, and means you can pick up incredibly well-aged, complex, food-friendly wine for a song. Often reminiscent of sweet red cherry, leather, spice, and dried red flowers, Tempranillo also enjoys the Spanish affinity for American oak, which brings notes of coconut, dill and vanilla
Unique Reds from the New World
Without the regulations and history of old-world wine growing regions, the new world is really the epicenter of 'modern' wine making. Compared to Europe's millennial of viticultural history, the new world is a relatively new frontier, presenting vignerons with a blank canvas to work with. Creativity abounds with new varietals being planted and new techniques utilized. From bright and refreshing Cinsault to deep and brooding Syrah, we encourage you to explore all that the new world can offer
New World Pinot Noir
A little more hedonistic in style, New World Pinot almost always shows soft flavors of sweet red cherry, raspberry and ripe strawberry with smooth tannins and fragrant floral notes. Our heart will always belong to Burgundy, but these plush, drinkable examples of Pinot from California and Oregon can sure make us forget about France for a night
Domestic Cabernet Sauvignon & Bordeaux Varietals
*Incredible* experience. The farm is a magical place. The staff are wonderful, the food is fresh and delicious, and the ambiance is totally unique.
Absolutely fabulous meal. Easily one of the best dining experiences and meals of my life, and I have eaten some pretty amazing meals in some fancy places. The ambiance is wonderfully "shabby"-chic fancy; rustic but very comfortable. Every course was delicious, and the services was friendly and helpful. Currently they have no menu, it is all chef's choice, and thus I would not recommend it for my picky eater friends, but if you like good food and don't mind some surprises you will love it! Nothing served was what I would call adventurous, rather it was all exceptionally well prepared local produce. Looking forward to gong back for another celebratory meal!
The Farm Dinner was truly spectacular! We loved the privacy of the mini greenhouse, and all of the creative touches from the sheepskin on the seats to the wood burning stove to keep us toasty. The food was great from start to finish, with everything sourced at the source! Highly recommended!
I would recommend this experience to anyone. Cozy dining and great farm to table dishes.
Black Cat Farm is an amazing experience. Great food, incredible environment (private tables in heated glass houses around the farm, and excellent service).
The best part of COVID dining is you get private spaces and don't have to deal with loud restaurants! Everything was perfect the night we were there. A definite must if you want a unique experience.
We had wonderful dinner on the farm. It was an enchanting experience and I highly recommend giving it a try.
It was yet another magical night at Black Cat! A snowy spring evening with our fire warming us inside. Each dish was delicious and comforting. Our guests were enchanted! Thank you!
This was our first night out at a restaurant with good friends since COVID and it could not have been a more special evening. Everything was perfect!
Best restaurant in Boulder! The most amazing ambiance and the food was divine!
We lived the carrot and grapefruit soup, the entree, wine and desert, and Theo and Cinnamon,
Such a great experiential dinner. They were very accommodating to our food restrictions and provided excellent service and explanation of the meal being served
So fun eating at the farm. Was nice to see where most of the food comes from. The animals were a blast!
Absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend. It's pricey, but very much worth the entire experience.
Stunning views, cozy and beautiful dining space, and healthy and delicious food. Exquisite.