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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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Best winery and tasting in the area

Definitely the most educational of ANY wine tasting we have ever been to in multiple states! A wonderful experience. The wines are old world style and very very good.. Plus they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely the most educational of ANY wine tasting we have ever been to in multiple states! A wonderful experience. The wines are old world style and very very good.. Plus they do international shipping a big plus for us.... We were very impressed . This winery is a gem ! So appreciated the time and knowledge imparted as well as... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I visited Varaison on a winery tour. The solid recommendation from the bike rental shop steered me to this nook of varietal education. Varaison is doing something well. Their styles and - moreover - their execution delivers unique wines which are not what one would expect. This is Colorado - not Napa, right? To complete the package,... More 

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The World
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were given a very good lecture on wine enjoyed the tasting. She said that to smell wine, get the nose all the way into the glass. To taste white wine, drink with head back so the wine goes straight back the tongue—not all over the mouth. To taste reds, tip head forward so that the wine goes all over... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ron West spend an hour with our group, and we learned so much about the chemistry of wines and how to properly consume them. It was a great experience. The wines are lovely, and we were happy to take some home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I concur with the others that the wine steward did a fabulous job in education about wine, but the exceptional ism here is the added benefit of their knowledge of chemistry, gestation and olfaction. Learning why food tastes better with breath and certain foods, etc. was a real added benefit. The wine maker is a chemist by training with thirty... More 

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Eaton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Many vineyards to tour in the Palisade area but I would start with this one and get some knowledge first. As been written, Andy provides a nice overview of their wine and the winemaking process. Remember taste the reds on the corners of the tongue and the sweets in the middle of your tongue. Also, always hold the wine glass... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wow. Just wow. This place is great. If you want to feel welcomed and get a phenomenal wine education - go here. I learned so much (and I wine taste a LOT) and I tasted very interesting wines. This place also welcomed my kids - they were given grape sodas and they played cards on the front porch. I loved... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Their unique approach of educating you through blind tasting is great. We were there for an hour and a half talking with Alex, and it felt like 5 minutes. He's tremendously knowledgeable and fun to speak with. To top it off, the wines are exceptionally good and unique. Not cheap, but fairly priced for the quality offered. Had to write... More 

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OSKALOOSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The education given at the bar... Dozens of wineries over dozens of years and this is the first time I was shown to drink white wine down the middle of the mouth and red down the side... Yes, you need to stop in to really find out... Love their viognier white...

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LONGMONT, CO
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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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