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Varaison Vineyards and Winery

405 W First St, Palisade, CO 81526-8784
+1 970-464-4928
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Interesting Introduction

This is one of the closest wineries to the bike rental shop, so might well be your first stop. For... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Service Terrible Wine

We visited Varaison today on a girl's trip. We enjoyed our server very much, but I haven't ever had... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Amy L
Arvada, Colorado
via mobile
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405 W First St, Palisade, CO 81526-8784
+1 970-464-4928
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the closest wineries to the bike rental shop, so might well be your first stop. For us, as relative novices, it was a fascinating introduction to wine-tasting, and we certainly learned a few things. Out host took talked us through the...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Varaison today on a girl's trip. We enjoyed our server very much, but I haven't ever had wine that bad. Any time you hear "old world Italian" you should run for the hills. Or at least another winery.More

Thank Amy L
Alex W, Owner at Varaison Vineyards and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I'm so sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience. Wine styles are subjective and many people appreciate differing styles. We enjoy old world style wines, however we will be releasing more new world style wines that might be more to your liking in the near...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The complementary tasting walks you through about 6 different wines with instructions on how best to taste a white vs. red. what certain wine terms mean, and what fruit notes to look for. I didn't love the wine itself (too sweet/fruit forward), but my boyfriend...More

Thank Courtney L
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

There are wineries a plenty to check out in and around Palisade. Each is unique, and we found every vibe from old world euro-cafe, to modern fun takes on new world wines, and one or two wineries with a bit too much of a spring...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Served in the ambiance of a beautiful Victorian home, the servers and family are very knowledgeable about their wines, and take the time to explain what you are tasting, etc. Outgoing, lovely characters, this is a family owned business and excellent at what they do....More

Thank Carol33364
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I was so pleased to have found Varaison Vineyards and Winery as I was back in Pallisade before a flight from Grand Junction, CO nearby. I was so pleased to have met Alexander West the winemaker. I didn't have time for a full tasting so...More

Thank Globalphile
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our first stop on our wine tasting tour of Palisade wine country was to the Varaison Winery. A friend had highly recommended Varaison. I can see why. Jackie, our wine guide was fabulous! Her knowledge of wine was extensive and very informative. We selected two...More

Thank quicksilver06
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this place on our walk home (friend's house) and so glad we have it a chance! Fire pit Friday! The peach daiquiri paired with some roasted marshmallows over the fire topped off our night. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the sky...More

Thank GreatOutdoorFolk
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I am going to be as nice as possible on this review because I don't want to sound as bad as their wine or as snobby as the staff. I'll start off but justifying the star. I'll say this if you don't want to read...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We loved the tour so much the first time, a year ago, that we brought 6 more people with us this year. The tour was such an amazing education and Alex rocks! We will return again!

Thank Kathleen K
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Jill W
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