The Storm Cellar is a collaborative vision between two sommeliers, Steve Steese and Jayme Henderson. During their many years in the Denver restaurant industry, whether for business, study, or pleasure, they spent most of their time away from work in wine country. And they fell in love with it. They traveled the world’s wine regions in search of their next home and adventure for years, only to finally realize that it was just over four hours west of their former home in Denver, on Colorado’s western slope.
The Storm Cellar is a project rooted within a love of Colorado and a desire to make high-quality wine in its unique terroir. Founded in 2017, The Storm Cellar is a boutique winery based at the historic Redstone Vineyard in Hotchkiss, Colorado, which produces high-elevation, aromatic white wine and rosé, farmed and crafted by the hands of this dynamic, husband-and-wife team. The Storm Cellar aims to showcase the attributes of this extreme vineyard site within its wines and strives to help bring the relatively unknown West Elks AVA into the national wine spotlight. Together, Steve and Jayme were also selected as members of the 2019 Colorado FIVE team in recognition of their long history as leaders of the Denver culinary and beverage scene and for their work in promoting and elevating Colorado wine.