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“Super Experience”

Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room
Ranked #65 of 71 things to do in Durango
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Kelseyville, California
1 review
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“Super Experience”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

What a treat! We were on our way to Cortez and Mesa Verdi going through McElmo Canyon and saw a sign for Sutcliffe winery (!winery/vineyard in Colorado!). Drove in and we were met outside by the owner, John. We received personal and friendly treatment; kibitzing and tasting some delicious red and white wines on the patio of John's home. Of course we left with a bottle of their Chardonnay to class up our campfire bar-b-q the next night.
Thanks John

Visited September 2012
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Nor L, Guest Relations Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
So kind of you to share your experience on TA. John sends his best, and looks forward to the next time you are out this way.

Thank you for the kind comments,

Nor List
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Are they kidding”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We sampled the wine and were very disappointed when we were served warm Chardoney, really warm. The bottle was sitting in the sun and when I suggested that they serve colder wine, I was told that he was busy and didn't have a chance to put the bottle back into the refrigerator. Actually, there were only two other tables (4 people). I told him that I preferred my wine colder and he then said, "When it is warm, you can actually taste all of the flafors". The wine as best as I could tell was average with a higher than average price. No we didn't purchase any bottles and we wouldn't suggest wasting your $ or time.

Visited September 2012
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Nor L, Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Very disturbing to hear of your, quite less than pleasant experience of our tasting room. We strive for infinitely better service than what you received during your visit, and will continue to work on customer service training with our staff. Your comments help identify several areas in need of improvement, indeed.

Best Regards,

Nor
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Oklahoma City
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Great Wine!”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Excellent wine and a very friendly host (Don). We are going to Mesa Verde this fall and plan to visit the vinyard north of Cortez. It is unusual to find such exceptional wine from such a small vinyard.

Visited July 2012
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Nor L, Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear Elk Lovers,
Thank you for visiting us here at the tasting room in Durango, we are pleased that you enjoy our wines as much as we do. We also very much look forward to your visit to the vineyard this fall as we are sure you will discover what a special place Sutcliffe Vineyards in McElmo Canyon really is. Once again thank you for discovering Sutcliffe and we will see you soon.
Best Regards,
Don Dooley
Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room
600 Main Ave Ste. 102
Durango, CO 81301
970-382-0090
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Rico, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Wine Tasting”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

We had a wine tasting at the Sutcliffe Vineyard in Cortez, Colorado. It was a wonderful experience as we had lunch with John Sutcliffe and tasted many wines. They were all incredible. We will go back for more next time we are able.

Beautiful property, beautiful vines, amazing views and incredible wine!

Visited July 2012
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Nor L, Guest Relations Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
As you have met John, you are surely aware that there is nothing he loves more, than to show people around our beautiful farm. You are most welcome anytime.

Thanks for the glowing review,
Nor List
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Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Great wine and friendly staff”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had Sutcliffe wine at a Colorado Wine tasting event and were very happy to find the tasting room in Durango. We went twice in three days and staff were very helpful and friendly. There is a nice outside patio (dog friendly) where we had a delicious meat and cheese tray with a wonderful Cab. We sat and just people watched for a while after a hot day at Mesa Verde national park. Nor told us about a free concert in the garden at the Roosevelt Hotel (a few blocks away) when we finished up. She even delivered the extra wine we bought to our hotel so it would not get hot in the car while we enjoyed our evening out. (Thanks Nor!).

Visited June 2012
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, Manager at Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
On Behalf of Nor and Myself, we would like to thank you for choosing to spend your time with us at the tasting room. We are very glad to have provided you with friendly service and world class wine that happens to be from Colorado. In addition, we were very happy to hear that you reviewed us on tripadvisor.com, and we hope to continue this rapport with you into the years ahead. Again, thank you for coming to our little hamlet in the west, and please come back again soon (or contact us for you latest wine needs)
Until Next time,

Don Dooley and Nor List
Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room
600 Main Ave. Ste, 102
Durango, CO 81301
970-382-0090
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