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Varaison Vineyards and Winery

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Address: 405 W First St, Palisade, CO 81526-8784
Phone Number: +1 970-464-4928
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A holistic wine-tasting experience

In October, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend time with the wonderful people at Varaison Vineyards. Not only were they very knowledgeable about wine and wine tasting but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shane M
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In October, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend time with the wonderful people at Varaison Vineyards. Not only were they very knowledgeable about wine and wine tasting but they were also extremely accommodating. We had brought our one year old son along for the day and the staff were kind enough to offer to watch him during... More 

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Midvale, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were so pleased with this place. It's a great experience that shouldn't be skipped when staying in town. The wine tasting was educational and intimate. I would recommend trying out the off season if possible. You'll get more one on one time. If you don't know a lot about wine tasting, you'll learn it here. If... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My girlfriends and I were on a ladies' weekend getaway in Palisade and stumbled on Varaison near the end of a day of wine tasting. Mrs West took us under her wing, did a great in depth wine tasting, but we were having so much fun she just kept going! We were able to learn a lot from here, see... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great tasting and wonderful European style wines. Thanks Kristin for your welcome and great time tasting the wines.

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

As part of a group tour we were taken for an evening of wine tasting, education and dinner at Varaison Winery. We were warmly greeted by the family and staff who went our of their way to make it a most enjoyable experience. The winemaker was knowledgeable and gave us information about wines in general and the wines they produce... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place has it all. Wedding gazebo in a rose garden with breathtaking sunsets and mountain/mesa views. A great openair pavilion with twinkling lights and outdoor firepit. And the most amazing staff. I gather it's a family run business and they were incredibly sweet, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure each guest had an amazing experience.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

As most reviews have said this is a hidden gem on a travel to or through Colorado's "Western Slope!" This is a total family operation. Mom and Dad live upstairs of the house you will go into to learn about and then sample their wines. You are truly welcomed the moment you walk through the door. Andy, their son, was... More 

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were on our way to Moab when we began to see signs for wineries on the interstate. He's not a big wine-guy, but I asked if he'd do a tasting with me and he agreed. I did a really quick google search and found Varaison. We were so glad we stopped! Andy was the one that... More 

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AlexWXA222E, Manager at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, responded to this review

I am so glad you had a good time! Wine tasting is all about the experience, and I am so thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves! Looking forward to your next visit! More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Christine, thank you for your very informative, fun, almost 2 hour wine tasting! We learned more about how to taste whites and reds than we've learned in all of our previous wine tasting events put together, including two in France and one in Napa. Christine's presentation was unpretentious, fun, full of great information we'll actually use and remember...it was a... More 

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AlexWXA222E, Manager at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We enjoy sharing our experiences and having fun too and I'm glad we could make it memorable and informative for you! Happy tasting! More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

When touring the vineyards in Palisade, this should be everyone's first stop! The things you learn about wine tasting will be useful for the rest of your tour. Be prepared to stay a while and stay open-minded. By far, of all the vineyards in Palisade (and California, for that matter), this place paid more attention to educating than any other.

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AlexWXA222E, Manager at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! We feel that wine tasting should be an experience, and an informative one at that, and I am so glad that the experience was a pleasant one for you! Happy tastings! More 

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