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Address: Corner of College & Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: +1 970-382-0090
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Living the dream

We visited Sutcliffe Vineyards and met John Sutcliffe. He was very friendly and made us feel at home. Very nice staff and the Chardonnay and Reiling was awesome. If you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2015
Marge S
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Coppell, Texas
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Google Maps indicated the Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting room used to be below the Balcony Bar? We didn't have time to drive an hour west past Cortez and an hour back and were disappointed to find that "its not here anymore." I checked with 3-4 Wine Bars (Four Leaves, Pour House , the French place across the street ) but no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

We visited Sutcliffe Vineyards and met John Sutcliffe. He was very friendly and made us feel at home. Very nice staff and the Chardonnay and Reiling was awesome. If you are around, stop by and do some wine tasting.

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Thank Marge S
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

After visiting Mesa Verde we wandered over to the Sutcliffe Vineyards on the chance that we could get a little taste, and we sure did! Off the narrow little road we found the site and the genial host/owner, John, who welcomed us into the charming, French-flavoured house and terrace. Even unannounced as we were, we had a lovely visit and... More 

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4 Thank Alnessa
Nor L, Guest Relations Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review

Alnessa, We appreciate you making the drive down our funny little canyon, and taking the time to write such a kind review. Sutcliffe Vineyards welcomes visitors most everyday, and it is a real treat when the owner is about, as this is his home. Very glad you got to meet him, and enjoy the wines. We look forward to your... More 

Kelseyville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

What a treat! We were on our way to Cortez and Mesa Verdi going through McElmo Canyon and saw a sign for Sutcliffe winery (!winery/vineyard in Colorado!). Drove in and we were met outside by the owner, John. We received personal and friendly treatment; kibitzing and tasting some delicious red and white wines on the patio of John's home. Of... More 

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2 Thank I-am-Frankie
Nor L, Guest Relations Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review

So kind of you to share your experience on TA. John sends his best, and looks forward to the next time you are out this way. Thank you for the kind comments, Nor List Sutcliffe Vineyards More 

Tucson, Arizona
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

We sampled the wine and were very disappointed when we were served warm Chardoney, really warm. The bottle was sitting in the sun and when I suggested that they serve colder wine, I was told that he was busy and didn't have a chance to put the bottle back into the refrigerator. Actually, there were only two other tables (4... More 

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1 Thank rbemiller
Nor L, Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review

Very disturbing to hear of your, quite less than pleasant experience of our tasting room. We strive for infinitely better service than what you received during your visit, and will continue to work on customer service training with our staff. Your comments help identify several areas in need of improvement, indeed. Best Regards, Nor More 

Oklahoma City
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

Excellent wine and a very friendly host (Don). We are going to Mesa Verde this fall and plan to visit the vinyard north of Cortez. It is unusual to find such exceptional wine from such a small vinyard.

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Thank Elklovers
Nor L, Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review

Dear Elk Lovers, Thank you for visiting us here at the tasting room in Durango, we are pleased that you enjoy our wines as much as we do. We also very much look forward to your visit to the vineyard this fall as we are sure you will discover what a special place Sutcliffe Vineyards in McElmo Canyon really is.... More 

Rico, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

We had a wine tasting at the Sutcliffe Vineyard in Cortez, Colorado. It was a wonderful experience as we had lunch with John Sutcliffe and tasted many wines. They were all incredible. We will go back for more next time we are able. Beautiful property, beautiful vines, amazing views and incredible wine!

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1 Thank jsmith49
Nor L, Guest Relations Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review

As you have met John, you are surely aware that there is nothing he loves more, than to show people around our beautiful farm. You are most welcome anytime. Thanks for the glowing review, Nor List Sutcliffe Vineyards More 

Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We had Sutcliffe wine at a Colorado Wine tasting event and were very happy to find the tasting room in Durango. We went twice in three days and staff were very helpful and friendly. There is a nice outside patio (dog friendly) where we had a delicious meat and cheese tray with a wonderful Cab. We sat and just people... More 

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1 Thank LPS999
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On Behalf of Nor and Myself, we would like to thank you for choosing to spend your time with us at the tasting room. We are very glad to have provided you with friendly service and world class wine that happens to be from Colorado. In addition, we were very happy to hear that you reviewed us on tripadvisor.com, and... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

The lady running the joint was super-accommodating, leaving her lunch behind to wet our wistles. I liked their stuff. The actual vineyard is in Cortez.

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Thank ehren7
Nor L, Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review

Ehren7, Thank you so much for stopping in to the Tasting Room in Durango, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the 2010 Chardonnay despite the fact that you stated your preference as a red wine drinker. We are most pleased that you enjoyed our wine and you are among many Sutcliffe converts that have stopped through to taste... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

while staying at Dunton hot springs(see my review), we visted the winery for a day trip. John, the owner is a jolly chap who enjoys what he does and he should be proud: every wine we drank was a wow. We left with a case and joined the wine society. When you have a great product and you are drinking... More 

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Thank wildfoodie
Nor L, Managing Partner at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review

Dear Wild Foodie, Our Great thanks for your lovely comment and visit to both Dunton Hot Springs and our Vineyard at McElmo Canyon. Your experience with us was a memorable one and we hope that you will keep us in mind next time you find yourself enjoying a wine from Sutcliffe. Thanks for your review. Best Regards, Sutcliffe Vineyards More 

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