July 25 - 29, 2018

Crested Butte, Colorado

A University of California Davis Oenology & Viticulture certificate graduate, John focuses the bulk of his attention as winemaker and proprietor of Black Arts Cellars on hand crafting his ultra-premium Rhône style wines. Although a few non-Rhônes are always in rotation, it’s those luscious Rhône style wines that get him a twitter. Black Arts Cellars is an award-winning family-owned boutique craft winery, located in the beautiful foothills of Ken Caryl Ranch in Littleton Colorado. They source grapes from California’s Central Coast, Washington’s Walla Walla, and Colorado – all arriving 20 hours after harvesting – allowing John to focus on flavor, balance and ripeness of fruit lending, preserving the integrity put into them in the vineyard. John Cowperthwaite

Center for the Arts.  All Rights Reserved.

John Cowperthwaite
A University of California Davis Oenology & Viticulture certificate graduate, John focuses the bulk of his attention as winemaker and proprietor of Black Arts Cellars on hand crafting his ultra-premium Rhône style wines. Although a few non-Rhônes are always in rotation, it’s those luscious Rhône style wines that get him a twitter. Black Arts Cellars is an award-winning family-owned boutique craft winery, located in the beautiful foothills of Ken Caryl Ranch in Littleton Colorado. They source grapes from California’s Central Coast, Washington’s Walla Walla, and Colorado – all arriving 20 hours after harvesting – allowing John to focus on flavor, balance and ripeness of fruit lending, preserving the integrity put into them in the vineyard.
John Cowperthwaite
A University of California Davis Oenology & Viticulture certificate graduate, John focuses the bulk of his attention as winemaker and proprietor of Black Arts Cellars on hand crafting his ultra-premium Rhône style wines. Although a few non-Rhônes are always in rotation, it’s those luscious Rhône style wines that get him a twitter. Black Arts Cellars is an award-winning family-owned boutique craft winery, located in the beautiful foothills of Ken Caryl Ranch in Littleton Colorado. They source grapes from California’s Central Coast, Washington’s Walla Walla, and Colorado – all arriving 20 hours after harvesting – allowing John to focus on flavor, balance and ripeness of fruit lending, preserving the integrity put into them in the vineyard.