The first time I visited Fitzpatrick Winery was on Mother's Day of this year (2009). The view is beautiful, my dog was welcomed, and my family and I had a wonderful time enjoying the surroundings.
Fast forward just 3 weeks later(on my birthday), I returned with a friend to show him the beautiful surroundings, and enjoy a sack lunch we had purchased earlier, and noticed things had changed. There were only three customers on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and the tables were all marked reserved. After picking out a table, I was coming in to buy a bottle of wine and were told by the owner lady we could not eat our sandwiches on the deck because now they served a lunch menu. Three weeks earlier that wasn't the case, and I didn't know that the rules had changed or I would have waited to buy lunch there. I told her I was still planning on buying a $17.00 bottle of wine, and she told me I would have to sit at the tables in the sun, because the 3 tables that had the umbrellas were reserved for customers buying lunch and wine. It wasn't like there was a mad rush to get a table, there were only 3 people in the whole place!
I re-interated I was going to buy some wine, but it was like she didn't get it. She kept saying they had their big kick-off the weekend before for the new lunch menu, because people were abusing the picnic area, (huh?) Sorry, I didn't get the memo. Needless to say, I would recommend skipping this winery, yes, the view is nice, but there are other hills and wineries in Fairplay with just as nice of views, more accommodating owners, and the place is stuck in the funky 70's. The wine isn't even that good, I was just going to buy a bottle of Zin as a courtesy because I was enjoying the deck area. Save your money and time and go to Wilderotters, Montevina, or Story Vineyards, it will be more fun and the wine is worth buying!
We were given a night at the B&B by our daughter. We had a fantastic room with access to a hot tub and our own balcony with a beautiful view of the valley & vineyard. We had a delicious "plowman's" lunch with an assortment of cheeses, fruit & salami and of course a glass of delicious wine! Many wineries are within close driving distance which was wonderful. We really enjoyed the hospitality of the host & hostess in the evening where we were able to play musical instruments and especially loved the drumming!!! Breakfast made to order with Irish specialties & smiles...Yum. We would love to return and stay again. Hint, Hint...
Two story Motor Inn, modern guest facilities; located half mile north of the downtown area. Amenities:Air Conditioning (In Room). Refrigerator.
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Set high in the foothills of the Sierra, this winery offers excellent mountain grown wines produced from their estate vineyards.
The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.