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Varaison Vineyards and Winery

405 West First Street, Palisade, CO
970-464-4928
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Ranked #8 of 21 activities in Palisade
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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

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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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visited the tasting room at Varaison which is a totally different experience. The owner's wife does a presentation on not only the wines but the tasting process to enhance your enjoyment of the wines. The owner is an environmental engineer by trade but went back to school to get a degree in wine growing and making. Small winery in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This couple are the most friendly and fun we met plus the most educational wine tasting sessionthat we have experienced. We have been on winery tours in Wa and Oregon and now Co - went to 20 wineries in area this is our favorite of experience and of the wine itself!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They have some decent wine, but nothing that completely blew me away to the point that I could justify their quite high prices. Definitely an air of pretension, as they clearly think very highly of themselves, and seem to be looking to compete with CA wineries, rather than embracing the amazing potential of unique local CO wine. I guess that's... More

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Arvada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Family owned and run winery with some very interesting wines. Not just your sweet white peach wines that Palisade is often known for. Don't miss this one.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great wines and a great tasting room. Really enjoyed our tastings (and purchases!). Worth a stop on a wine tour.

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Monument, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We visited the tasting room on 16 September 2012 as we were there for the Colorado Mountain Wine Festival. You get 3 wines to taste. A Chard, a Rose and at the end a Bin 405 2007 Merlot - which was in the tasting room a very good tasting wine, bold and great as described. We bought a bottle -... More

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