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Varaison Vineyards and Winery

405 West First Street, Palisade, CO
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Ranked #12 of 19 activities in Palisade
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you want great wine and to learn a few things about wine...this is the spot. We were headed to another winery and the sign caught our eye. This is a family owned winery. They were friendly, knowledgable and the WINE WAS GREAT!!!! Their Merlot won an award for the best merlot in 2007 from France...(can't remember all the details...the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Varaison was the third winery we visited in Palisade. We're not experienced wine tasters and I think this should be everyones first stop, especially if you're a newby wine taster. Alex was behind the bar and was amazing! We got such a great education about different wines and how to drink them. He wasn't stingy with his pours either. Even... More

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