A Croatian and an American walked into a bar....
Well, it's not strictly speaking a bar. It is in fact Parker's new winery, Purgatory Cellars. And the owners, Marko Ćopić and Gary Tassler are blending modern American wine-making techniques with Old World natural methods, some dating back thousands of years, to create surprising wines, with BIG flavors that are bound to make you say, "WOW!" and then ask for more.
Parker Lifestyle sent me down to Purgatory to find out about this fascinating and beautifully decorated new business, right in the center of Parker, CO.
The feature will appear in the October issue of Parker Lifestyle magazine. Coming soon!
In the meantime, here are a few teasers....
Above, Marko (L) and Gary (R) enjoy their favorite Purgatory Cellars wines: the Amphora Riesling and the award-winning American Zinfandel.
Below, the ever-changing selection of the Purgatory Cellars wines available for tasting and purchase, while stocks last.
Above, Marko and a friend share stories and taste wine.
Below left, Ivanka Ćopić keeps an eye on things from the beautiful wine gallery above the tasting room.
Below right, Gary cleans up after another busy night at Purgatory Cellars
Below, my current favorite - the Purgatory Cellars Malbec, sweet and delicious. Cheers!
Rebecca Berra Photography
I love, LOVE, L♥VE photography! And my family, friends, life, traveling, music, skiing, good food, nature, our Parker community, the world... But I'll try and stick to the photography here! Most of the time....... ;-)