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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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Great wine and an education!

When you go in for the wine tasting they actually teach you the best way to taste wine! You get a much more personal experience here then at any of the other wineries. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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LONGMONT, CO
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LONGMONT, CO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When you go in for the wine tasting they actually teach you the best way to taste wine! You get a much more personal experience here then at any of the other wineries. The landscape is amazing as well and I really love the front porch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I have visited vineyards and wineries all across the country, so when we walked through the door of Varaison (the very name is a grape ripeness factor moniker) and were offered a seat on the front porch with the winemaster himself, we gladly accepted the invitation. Not only were we treated to many delicious tastings, we were... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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