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Devil’s Kitchen Releases New Private-Label Wine with Sauvage Spectrum


Popular Grand Junction Restaurant Collaborates with Winemaker Patric Matysiewski  on Proprietary Red Blend 

GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. – AUGUST 9, 2023 – Devil’s Kitchen, the award-winning rooftop restaurant  situated atop Grand Junction’s Hotel Maverick, continues to transform the culinary experience on  Colorado’s Western Slope with the release of its first private label wine blend in partnership with  Sauvage Spectrum winery.  

Grown, produced and bottled by Winemaker Patric Matysiewski of Sauvage Spectrum in Palisade, Colo.,  the Devil’s Kitchen Proprietary Red Wine Blend exhibits a symphony of red fruits including sour cherry  and raspberry, unveiling a gentle desert floor earthiness with a touch of spice.  The appellation of the  2022 vintage is 100 percent from the Grand Valley and showcases a composition of 37% Cabernet Franc,  36% Mourvedre, 13% Petite Pearl, 6% Verona, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Viognier, <1% Roussanne, Malbec and  Zinfandel varietals.  

“Collaborating with Patric on the Devil’s Kitchen wine blend was an amazing opportunity and really gave  our team the chance to get a true hands-on experience,” said Tracy Johnson, Hotel Maverick food and  beverage director. “From start to finish, it was great to get an up close and personal look into the wine making process and we are grateful to be able to put an even more local stamp on the restaurant’s  culinary program.”  

The food-friendly, medium-light-bodied wine was created as a collaboration between Matysiewski and  the Devil’s Kitchen culinary team and boasts a moderate alcohol level and understated, yet elegant,  tannins. Subtle and nuanced, the blend pairs perfectly with Devil’s Kitchen’s menu of regionally and  seasonally inspired cuisine, which includes dishes like bison tamales served with locally sourced  mushrooms.  

“This wine is a nontraditional blend, and uses American varietals grown here in the high desert,” said  Matysiewski. “It’s a delicate wine that’s more nuanced and will complement the menu well rather than 

drown out some of the lighter dishes. The Devil’s Kitchen team played a large role in developing the  blend and I had a great time working with them to bring it to life.” 

Known for its commitment to eco-conscious practices throughout the grape growing and winemaking  processes, Sauvage Spectrum’s vineyards are situated in the Grand Valley AVA. Here, melted snow from  the slopes of the Rockies, alluvium silt, sand, and clay loam soils combine with the area’s unique climate  of hot days and cool nights, allowing winemakers to develop grape varietals that bring forth a distinctly  Colorado flavor.  

Available exclusively at Devil’s Kitchen and Hotel Maverick, the Devil’s Kitchen Proprietary Red Wine  Blend will be submitted to The Colorado Governor’s Cup Winemaking Competition, the only statewide  wine-making competition exclusively for Colorado wineries.  

“We’re thrilled to introduce Devil’s Kitchen Proprietary Red Wine Blend to our hotel guests and diners.  By partnering with an acclaimed local winemaker for our first proprietary blend, we’re continuing our  commitment to offering fresh regional ingredients and provisions sourced through our longstanding  relationships with local farmers, herdsmen, artisans and purveyors,” said Tammy Anderson, general  manager of Hotel Maverick. “This wine makes a great souvenir and allows our guests to bring home a  taste of Colorado in a bottle.”  

About Devil’s Kitchen 

Devil’s Kitchen, inspired by unique rock formations of the same name within the nearby Colorado  National Monument, provides panoramic views of the surrounding mountains from atop Hotel Maverick.  Featuring a vibrant design to match its regionally inspired menu – replete with locally sourced ingredients  – Devil’s Kitchen brings a whole new elevation to the Grand Junction dining scene. The rooftop restaurant  features floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive patio, offering a fluid indoor/outdoor experience and  sweeping views of the surrounding red rock landscape, as well as the Colorado Mesa University (CMU)  campus below.  Devil’s Kitchen is deeply intertwined in the spirit of Colorado Mesa University. As an  educational hotel and restaurant, it offers a hands-on learning environment, in which guests experience  students’ passion and enthusiastic curiosity as they learn the ins and outs of both front-of-house and  back-of-house roles.  Since opening in June 2020, Devil’s Kitchen has become a destination not to be  missed, transforming the culinary experience on the state’s Western Slope. For more information, please  visit www.devilskitchenrestaurant.com

About Hotel Maverick 

Located on the breathtaking campus of Colorado Mesa University, Hotel Maverick is a scenic destination  that fosters the spirit of curiosity. Built against Grand Junction’s sprawling red rock canyons, this unique  Colorado locale immerses guests in experiences that feed their wanderlust. Hotel Maverick is the area’s  only independent boutique hotel with unorthodox architectural details, unique guest rooms and  regionally inspired cuisine. Located onsite is Devil’s Kitchen restaurant and rooftop bar with menus  featuring regionally sourced ingredients and craft cocktails served alongside panoramic views of the  Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. Hotel Maverick’s casual daytime fare can be found at  Betty’s Gourmet Coffee Shop with high-quality coffee and grab & go treats. For more information, please visit www.thehotelmaverick.com



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