Co-Founder, The Storm Cellar
Jayme Henderson is co-founder of The Storm Cellar, a winery based in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Before she and her husband, Steve Steese, moved from Denver to Colorado’s Western Slope two years ago, Jayme, who’s also a farmer and winemaker, worked for fifteen years in the Denver restaurant scene, zigzagging from event planner and manager to sommelier and mixologist. She is the sole creator of the acclaimed blog, holly & flora, which won Saveur magazine’s readers’ choice award for “Best Drinks Blog” in 2016. Jayme is also a freelance recipe developer, writer and photographer, contributing pieces to many publications—including Grand Junction’s Spoke+Blossom magazine and the cooking website, The Kitchn, where she has written nearly 100 articles on wine, cocktails and gardening. Prior to plunging into farm life, Jayme interned at wineries in Willamette Valley, Napa Valley, Rueda, Spain, and on organic farms, most notably at Findhorn in Forres, Scotland. She and Steve farm fifteen acres of white wine grapes and will be releasing their first vintage of high-elevation wine this spring.