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Varaison Vineyards and Winery

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Address: 405 West First Street, Palisade, CO
Phone Number: 970-464-4928
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Our favorite winery on our weekend visit to Palisade. Different from the rest!

Most wineries you stop at will hand you a list and ask what you would like to try. On that list will be a short description of the wine, and you may be supplemented with a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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153 reviews 153 reviews
41 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Although the website says "Open 10 No sign on the door or anything, just locked up. There were staff there, working around the back of the house. They ignored us and walked away. Very disappointing.

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

I deeply apologize that we were not available to serve you on this Easter / Passover holiday. The property also happens to be a residence for our family, and while the rest of my family was at church that morning, i was scurrying around to prepare a special meal for them. I found later that the sign that had been... More 

Breckenridge, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Most wineries you stop at will hand you a list and ask what you would like to try. On that list will be a short description of the wine, and you may be supplemented with a little additional information. It is a totally different experience at Varaison Vineyards. You will try each wine they offer and you will not know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My girlfriend and I were in town for the annual wine festival. We decided to take our Sunday to see some of the vinyards and wineries. We did exactly what I would advise anyone against; we made this our last stop. The visit is personal and more informative than I could ever imagine. I know so much more about wine... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As others have stated, try to start your wine tastings here. Alex, who is also a certified wine master, took us on a grand tour of the offerings and I can guarantee you will learn a lot. We have done many tastings in Sonoma and Napa Valleys in California and there were things we had no idea about! You wont... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My son and I had the privilege of meeting Alex today and enjoying a tour of the impressive winery and other facilities. Alex totally wowed me with his knowledge and enthusiasm. This tour was especially meaningful to me because my daughter and Kristen were friends and classmates at GJHS and I already knew what a special couple she and Ron... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I were looking to pick up some wine and Varaison was recommended to us. We stopped in and after a bit of confusion on which building to go in we were welcomed into this gorgeous Victorian home by the wine maker. He treated us to a fantastic sampling teaching several things about how to taste wines. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When we approached this place, the family was very welcoming and not just that, they let my husband an I learn how wine should be sipped (reds vs. whites). They not only are loving, kind, smart, and knowledgeable... They had us laughing so hard my sides hurt! Very beautiful old home they have fixed and also live in. My husband... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We must have spent an hour on our first day talking to Kristen and we were so glad that we did. She told us how to taste wines most effectively and what to look for in a good bottle. It was fascinating and definitely made tasting at the other wineries more fun for us. A great education and delicious wines.... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I learned more about wine and tasting in this visit than in all other winery visits combined! The wines are quality and the knowledge priceless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We had an amazing time! Alex was incredibly knowledgeable and fun! He took a lot of time explaining the wine and the process of making it and drinking it. It was by far the best winery we visited.

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