Chad and Marla Yetka opened their new urban wine producer and tasting room, Bigsby’s Folly, last week at 3563 Wazee Street, a stone’s throw away from the new pedestrian bridge between 35th Street and 36th Street. The 7,000-square-foot building retains much of its historic charm, with 30-foot ceilings and exposed brick, and features modern amenities, including two patios and a private tasting room.
Bigsby’s wines, created by Brian Graham and Chris Nelson, are available by the glass, on tap, or by the growler. Chef and former owner of Cherry Creek’s Vinue Food and Wine Bar, Rebecca Austin, is handling the food. She has prepared a menu of antipasti, shared plates, flatbreads and salads, all designed to pair with your favorite reds, whites, and rosés.
With the ever-busy Infinite Monkey Theorem mere blocks away at 3200 Larimer Street, RiNo residents and visitors are likely familiar with the concept of an urban winery. The Yetkas, however, want to further demystify it, offering “Winemaker for a Day” programs for groups as large as 12. “We want to empower wine drinkers by making amazing wines approachable in a place where our guests can witness and interact with the winemaking process,” Marla Yetka said.
Bigsby’s Folly is open Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday, 2 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 12 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 to 8 p.m.