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Varaison Vineyards and Winery

405 W First St, Palisade, CO 81526-8784
+1 970-464-4928
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Best Wine & Experience

Most educational and lengthy tour. Best wine by far; try creme brûlée. Alex was great and made... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashley A
via mobile
Best Winery in Palisade

Alex, the winemaker at Varaison, spent a great deal of time (roughly an hour) educating us and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pueblo, Colorado
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  • Very good5%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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405 W First St, Palisade, CO 81526-8784
+1 970-464-4928
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most educational and lengthy tour. Best wine by far; try creme brûlée. Alex was great and made other wineries not able to live up to the experience or set expectation, and we came back (this was our first stop for the weekend).

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alex, the winemaker at Varaison, spent a great deal of time (roughly an hour) educating us and making us laugh on our visit. His wines are only available at the winery itself and are top-rated. The wines are all fancy and one-of-a-kind. The tasting is...More

Thank mecrowell0926
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the wines are smooth and creamy and the young lady gave us a great education on food pairing ideas.

Thank dpmartin990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you see this lovely Victorian winery building surrounded by beautiful flowers, you will be charmed. Even if I don't go in, it makes me feel good to have a lovely venue like this in Palisade. Inside, there is a tasting bar and several beautifully...More

1  Thank Rita B
AlexWXA222E, Owner at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much Rita for your glowing review! You caught our Iris and roses in full bloom and the colors are truly spectacular. It was our pleasure to host you for a wine tasting. We strive for excellence in everything we do, so what...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit. Andy was a great guide and helped us expand our wine vocabulary and understanding of how to taste fine wines (or how to fool all our friends into thinking we are real wine connissouers). We enjoyed all 3 bottles we...More

Thank Alice V
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Oh sure, you'll get educated on wine, wine chemistry, food pairings, and wine tastings while sampling an unusual variety of varietals and blends. You might even enjoy a few chuckles as Ellise helps you to appreciate the complexity of wine and gastronomic delights. She's great...More

Thank seholm
Reviewed 13 November 2016

In October, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend time with the wonderful people at Varaison Vineyards. Not only were they very knowledgeable about wine and wine tasting but they were also extremely accommodating. We had brought our one year old son along...More

Thank Shane M
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were so pleased with this place. It's a great experience that shouldn't be skipped when staying in town. The wine tasting was educational and intimate. I would recommend trying out the off season if possible. You'll get more one on one...More

1  Thank Jhague1
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My girlfriends and I were on a ladies' weekend getaway in Palisade and stumbled on Varaison near the end of a day of wine tasting. Mrs West took us under her wing, did a great in depth wine tasting, but we were having so much...More

Thank Hutch811
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great tasting and wonderful European style wines. Thanks Kristin for your welcome and great time tasting the wines.

Thank DoctorTraveller1959
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Jill W
I enjoyed your wines and your new Cider. What is the restaurant you will opening? Where will it be located? When do you expect to open? Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.
29 September 2015|
Response from AlexWXA222E | Property representative |
Hi there! We are closing on the property on Wednesday, so nothing official yet :) It will be located in the middle of Downtown Palisade though and we expect to open late next spring, if everything goes right! Thank you for... More