In addition to my winery project, The Storm Cellar, my writing, photography, and recipe development have been featured in numerous publications, and I continue to offer freelance services on projects of all sizes and reach.
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"With the help of a sommelier-turned-winemaker, we're uncorking cocktails with a common ingredient – wine. After 15 years as a certified sommelier in the Denver restaurant scene, Jayme Henderson launched her blog, holly & flora, and cofounded (with husband, Steve Steese) The Storm Cellar, a winery in Colorado's North Fork Valley. 'By incorporating wine as a cocktail ingredient, you add complexity without a high-proof hit,' Jayme says. 'A well-balanced wine is delicious on its own, but adding wine to cocktails gives them a delicious, new twist.'"
"As a sommelier, you're seeing a finished product. You're selling somebody else's wine, which is amazing, but you're not the one behind the scenes making it. And we would tell the stories of farmers, of winemakers. It's almost like being a DJ – we wanted to create the music, to actually create the wine."
"From its humble beginnings, Holly & Flora has evolved into a space where blogger Jayme Marie Henderson documents the garden-based, culinary-inspired cocktails she crafts in her home kitchen. Each cocktail she creates has a story behind it, whether it's a twist on a classic or simply a drink that stemmed from a freshly picked ingredient or a new spirit she discovered. She shares musings on life and the happenings in her garden, alongside seasonal recipes. Her hope is to inspire others to incorporate the ingredients in their kitchen or garden into their cocktail glass. Cheers!"
"We took some time together and walked the property, and when we reached the most breathtaking vista, we knew in our hearts that this was the spot where we would realize our dream. As white wine fanatics, we fell in love not only with the incomparable views but also with an entire vineyard property dedicated exclusively to white wine varieties."
"Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese of The Storm Cellar" – Episode 37
"The Holidays are the Right Time for Colorado Wine" – December 2022
"The Storm Cellar Winery" – December 2021
"The Wines to Buy This Thanksgiving: A Guide to America's Up-and-Coming Regions" – Lettie Teague, November 15, 2019
"The Wines of the American Southwest" – Mavericks Issue, Jessica Dupuy, Winter 2021/2022
"The Surprisingly Delicious Colorado Wines You Should Be Drinking Right Now" – Josie Sexton, October 22, 2020
"Local Motion: Colorado Agritourism" – July 2019
"The Storm Cellar Wine" – October 2020
"Local Motion: Western Colorado Wine Report" – June 2021
"Jayme Henderson, Steve Steese, The Storm Cellar" – November 2020
Awarded "Best Drinks Blog" in the 2016 Saveur Blog Awards
Selected as a BHG Stylemaker – 2021 and 2022
Awarded 2022 Colorado Winery of the Year by the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology
"Rocky Mountain High" – Marianne Worobiec, March 2020
"Sommeliers-Turned-Winemakers" – May/June 2022
"Wine Brands Doing an Amazing Job on Instagram" – Simone FM Spinner, October 2021
"7 Potent Port Cocktails to Up Your Spring Cocktail Game" – Vicki Denig, April 2017
"It's Time to Put a (Good) Non-Alcoholic Cocktail on Every Restaurant Menu" – Kristin Scharkey, April 2022
"White and Rosé Wines Found at The Storm Cellar" – Mark Condon, May 2021
"Colorado Wine: Travel Guide Plus 10 Top Bottles Worth Seeking Out" – Katie Kelly Bell, October 2021
"This Summer You Should Be Grilling Fruit for Your Cocktails" – Chloé Astor St. Clair, May 2022
"We Asked 5 Sommeliers: What's the Most Overrated Napa Wine?" – Jessica Fields, May 2022
"Celebrating Women Winemakers" – Kristin Kuchar, October 2022
"A Food Blog Link We Really Love" – Briana Riddock, October 2016
"Wine Not: The Paonia Pomme Cocktail" – Catherine Lutz, December 2021
"Colorado is the New Sonoma" – Jen Murphy, October 2021
"After the Frost" – Peyton Garcia, October 2020
"Meet the Women Changemakers in Wine" – Sarah Carpenter, June 2022
"Why Winemaking in Southwest USA is the New Frontier" – Jessica Dupuy, November 2020
"9 Cocktails to Make When It's Storming Out" – Anna Goldfarb, June 2021
"Spotlight: Emerging Wine Regions" – Simone FM Spinner, November 2021
"The Storm Cellar Winery" – Jay and Leah Hall, November 2022
"40 Thanksgiving Cocktails You'll Truly Be Grateful For" – Sienna Livermore and Hadley Mendelsohn, October 2021
"23 Festive Signature Cocktails for Your Winter Wedding" – Molly Allen, November 2022
Selected as the Beverage Specialist for the Colorado FIVE Culinary Team – 2019, 2020, and 2021
"Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese: The Storm Cellar Winery" – Episode 34, April 2022
"This marks the 12th year of the Denver FIVE, which is now the Colorado FIVE, a name change that reflects a diverse and influential lineup of chefs and beverage luminaries that span the state. Our 12th annual Colorado-centered FIVE dinner kicks it up a notch, expanding past the capital and drawing cutting-edge culinary talent from across the state! Join us as this powerhouse group of food and beverage pros craft a can’t-miss celebration of the Centennial State."
"Q&A: Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese of The Storm Cellar Winery" – Callie Sumlin, February 2019
Awarded 2019 Editors' Choice for "Best Colorado Winery" in the 5280 Magazine "Top of the Town Awards"
"Meet Colorado's Winery of the Year" – Kristen Kuchar, January 2023
The Kitchn is a website, founded by Apartment Therapy Media, which inspires cooks and nourishes homes through daily recipes, home and garden tips, kitchen design, and shopping guides.
Spoke+Blossom magazine is the premier hub of adventure in Western Colorado and covers hiking and biking trails, local artists and businesses, and food and drink news, focused on the Western Slope.
Creating this blog began a journey into the world of writing and photography, and I've contributed to familiar publications and created recipes, photos, and videos for popular wine and spirits brands.
I am currently the cocktail columnist for the Western Slope's lifestyle magazine, Spoke+Blossom, and I have a syndicated column at the Kitchen, where I've contributed nearly 100 articles on wine education, gardening, and cocktail recipes.
While running the farm and making wine is my full-time job, I enjoy working with select brands on projects. If you are a drinks or lifestyle brand, and you have a need for content creation, recipe development, or lifestyle photography, I am accepting roles in a limited quantity for the 2023 calendar year. I'm happy to provide pricing options and a media kit upon request.
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