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Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room

Corner of College & Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
970-382- 0090
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Ranked #21 of 36 activities in Durango
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Nov 28, 2012
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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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Management response:

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

Albuquerque, NM
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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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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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119 reviews 119 reviews
12 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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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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

Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

My husband and I stopped in to Sutcliffe while staying in Cortez. It was kind of hard to find (make sure you don't stop at the first house you see....that is not the winery!). The tasting room itself is pretty small but we did get to taste quite a few wines. Unfortunately, I like the sweet, white wines, which they... More

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Stopped by the tasting room to try the local vino. You can sit and sample three of the wines to taste the variety that Sutcliffe has been able to produce here in Colorado. Then you can open a bottle, sit on their patio and watch the crowds pass. Tough life in Durango. The grenache is my favorite.

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