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“What a shame”

Fox Fire Farms Winery
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Ignacio
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Fox Fire Farms is the only commercial vineyard, winery and tasting room in the Durango / Pagosa Springs area. We are located between Durango and Pagosa Springs Colorado. Fox Fire Farms is also one of the largest livestock farms in southwest Colorado. The scenic, pastoral view from the winery is stunningly green. We host events like "Friday Nights at Fox Fire" where every Friday night we have live music provided by a local band and food. (During Summer months only) We have a 100 year old, one room, country school house on the farm that has been fully restored. Open Thursday through Sunday 1:00 PM o 6:00 PM Closed November 1st to May 15th.
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Fox Fire Farms Winery is neither a good winery, nor does it seem to be a farm. It has a nice facility and a few grape vines, but the wines are mostly imported in barrels from various places in California and Oregon (except the Riesling which they claim is like its German namesakes - nonsense, it is nothing like that). The rest of the wines are mediocre to barely drinkable. And, thought the sign on the counter states that tastings are $6.00 per person, the owner told us the for groups over ten, it is $10. When we asked where that we indicated, he said in a condescending manner, "It is on the website".

Thank Bill W
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Richard P, Owner at Fox Fire Farms Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2013

Dear Bill W.
We are very disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit to Fox Fire Farms. We would like to offer you a complete refund for yourself and your entire tour bus group. You are right about the two tier pricing policy, it is confusing. In the future we will consolidate our pricing into a single price for all visitors.
Just to clarify matters. Fox Fire Farms is one of the largest working livestock farms in SW Colorado at 1100 acres in size. We have 1400 sheep and 320 cattle grazing our verdant pastures. The vineyard is 6 acres in size. With 600 grape plants per acre, that's 3600 grape vines that we care for on an individual basis. We do not consider that just a "few vines". It constitutes a lot of daily work out in the hot sun.
Please contact us for your complete refund.
Fox Fire Farms

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

This 100 year old ranch should be on your list if you like scenery and great wine. The owners are extremely congenial and happy to answer all questions about the history of this beautiful place and the great wines they are serving

Thank Wayne P
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