a little about me

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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My name is jayme henderson, and i'm a full-time farmer and winemaker, with a penchant for creating delicious cocktails

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press highlights

Better homes & gardens

selected as a BHG stylemaker, 2021 and 2022
featured recipes, "cocktails uncorked" in june 2022 print issue

"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.'"

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john deere international

IGTV feature, "our land, our stories: the vineyard"
national commercial, "their land, their words"

"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."

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saveur magazine

awarded "best drinks blog" in the 2016 saveur blog awards

"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!"

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spoke+blossom magazine

"from sommeliers to winemakers: The story behind the storm cellar"
summer 2019 print issue

"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."

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cover stories

radio, video, and podcasts

best served podcast

"Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese of The Storm Cellar" – Episode 37

the Modern eater

"The Holidays are the Right Time for Colorado Wine" – December 2022

Full circle podcast

"The Storm Cellar Winery" – December 2021

awards and recognition

the wall street journal

"The Wines to Buy This Thanksgiving: A Guide to America's Up-and-Coming Regions" – Lettie Teague, November 15, 2019

quench magazine

"The Wines of the American Southwest" – Mavericks Issue, Jessica Dupuy, Winter 2021/2022

The denver post

"The Surprisingly Delicious Colorado Wines You Should Be Drinking Right Now" – Josie Sexton, October 22, 2020 

kvnf public radio

"Local Motion: Colorado Agritourism" – July 2019

colorado and company KUSA-TV

"The Storm Cellar Wine" – October 2020

KVNF public radio

"Local Motion: Western Colorado Wine Report" – June 2021

jessica and friends

"Jayme Henderson, Steve Steese, The Storm Cellar" – November 2020

best drinks blog

Awarded "Best Drinks Blog" in the 2016 Saveur Blog Awards

bhg stylemaker

Selected as a BHG Stylemaker – 2021 and 2022

winery of the year

Awarded 2022 Colorado Winery of the Year by the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology


wine spectator

"Rocky Mountain High" – Marianne Worobiec, March 2020

thirst colorado magazine

"Sommeliers-Turned-Winemakers" – May/June 2022

usa wine ratings

"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

sunset magazine

"It's Time to Put a (Good) Non-Alcoholic Cocktail on Every Restaurant Menu" – Kristin Scharkey, April 2022

delta county independent

"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

tasting table

"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

thirst colorado magazine

"Celebrating Women Winemakers" – Kristin Kuchar, October 2022

Food 52

"A Food Blog Link We Really Love" – Briana Riddock, October 2016

edible aspen

"Wine Not: The Paonia Pomme Cocktail" – Catherine Lutz, December 2021

food and wine magazine

"Colorado is the New Sonoma" – Jen Murphy, October 2021

dining out magazine

"After the Frost" – Peyton Garcia, October 2020

colorado biz

"Meet the Women Changemakers in Wine" – Sarah Carpenter, June 2022

the buyer

"Why Winemaking in Southwest USA is the New Frontier" – Jessica Dupuy, November 2020

the kitchn

"9 Cocktails to Make When It's Storming Out" – Anna Goldfarb, June 2021

sommeliers choice awards

"Spotlight: Emerging Wine Regions" – Simone FM Spinner, November 2021

gastronom blog

"The Storm Cellar Winery" – Jay and Leah Hall, November 2022

house beautiful

"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

colorado five

Selected as the Beverage Specialist for the Colorado FIVE Culinary Team – 2019, 2020, and 2021

denver wine radio

"Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese: The Storm Cellar Winery" – Episode 34, April 2022

james beard foundation

Colorado five dinner: the james beard house
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

"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."

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5280 magazine

"Q&A: Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese of The Storm Cellar Winery" – Callie Sumlin, February 2019

best colorado winery

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.

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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.


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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 2024 calendar year. I'm happy to provide pricing options and a media kit upon request.

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