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Varaison Vineyards and Winery

405 W First St, Palisade, CO 81526-8784
+1 970-464-4928
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Not your mothers winery!

At first, I thought we were going into a tea room! The building, inside and out, is beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mason, Ohio
Best wine education ever!!

Absolutely the best wine educational tastings ever!! Learned all about whites and reds we never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JimDeb S
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405 W First St, Palisade, CO 81526-8784
+1 970-464-4928
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At first, I thought we were going into a tea room! The building, inside and out, is beautiful and not your typical wine tasting experience. Each "tour" is personalized...no standing at a long bar, hearing a canned speech. There is a bar, and it is...More

Thank Nursejudy3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best wine educational tastings ever!! Learned all about whites and reds we never knew even though we have been to hundreds of vineyards! Great experience!!

Thank JimDeb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing afternoon learning and enjoying. Alex, (assisted by Kristin and Ron) led us through an unparalleled experience. We cannot express enough how wonderful our afternoon was!!!

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I bought an entire case of wine at the end of April and it has all turned. Including their Nebbiolo, Brulee Chard, Barbera, and Cuvee Noir. We tasted a bottle of the Barbera the next day of purchase and it was already bad. Unfortunately we...More

Thank dawnr713
AlexWXA222E, Manager at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

I am so sorry to hear that! I will be glad to replace or refund any product that you feel is defective. Please contact our tasting room and I will be glad to resolve this for you.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Most educational and lengthy tour. Best wine by far; try creme brûlée. Alex was great and made other wineries not able to live up to the experience or set expectation, and we came back (this was our first stop for the weekend).

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Alex, the winemaker at Varaison, spent a great deal of time (roughly an hour) educating us and making us laugh on our visit. His wines are only available at the winery itself and are top-rated. The wines are all fancy and one-of-a-kind. The tasting is...More

Thank mecrowell0926
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

All the wines are smooth and creamy and the young lady gave us a great education on food pairing ideas.

Thank dpmartin990
Reviewed 9 May 2017

When you see this lovely Victorian winery building surrounded by beautiful flowers, you will be charmed. Even if I don't go in, it makes me feel good to have a lovely venue like this in Palisade. Inside, there is a tasting bar and several beautifully...More

1  Thank Rita B
AlexWXA222E, Owner at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you so much Rita for your glowing review! You caught our Iris and roses in full bloom and the colors are truly spectacular. It was our pleasure to host you for a wine tasting. We strive for excellence in everything we do, so what...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit. Andy was a great guide and helped us expand our wine vocabulary and understanding of how to taste fine wines (or how to fool all our friends into thinking we are real wine connissouers). We enjoyed all 3 bottles we...More

Thank Alice V
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Oh sure, you'll get educated on wine, wine chemistry, food pairings, and wine tastings while sampling an unusual variety of varietals and blends. You might even enjoy a few chuckles as Ellise helps you to appreciate the complexity of wine and gastronomic delights. She's great...More

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Jill W
29 September 2015|
Response from AlexWXA222E | Property representative |
Hi there! We are closing on the property on Wednesday, so nothing official yet :) It will be located in the middle of Downtown Palisade though and we expect to open late next spring, if everything goes right! Thank you for... More