Guy and Ruth completed the 2,500 square foot pueblo- style straw bale winery and began constructing the vineyards by early 1999. This original winery had a barrel room, lab, tanks and a small space for the future grape crushing activities. Guy Drew Vineyards was licensed to produce wine in Colorado by year 2000. Eventually, they outgrew their original facility and have added a 1,400 square foot covered crush pad, tank storage space, and a 3,500 square foot barrel and case storage building.
In early 2003, Guy and Ruth purchased a bottling line to accommodate the increasing production of the vineyard. This had the added benefit of allowing them to sterile bottle the wine, which is a process essential for wines that have not gone through malolactic fermentation or have residual sugar. This bottling line runs at a speed of about twenty-four bottles per minute and has the capability to use both cork and screw caps. With all these ongoing improvements, The Guy Drew Vineyards is constantly encouraged by the ever increasing quality of their wines. They believe that now more than ever, it’s a exceptional time to enjoy the wine in Colorado.