My visit to Fox Fire Farms took me from the hustle and bustle of metro Denver to the peacefulness of the country. Fox Fire Farms winery sits on over 1000 acres of farmland near Ignacio, about 30 minutes southeast of Durango. The farm has been in the Parry family since 1913. For most of those years sheep has been the prime business….and if you look closely at their label you will see a sheep logo.
Richard Parry and his family are ranchers, viticulturalists (grow grapes), winemakers and event planners. Their new tasting room sits a top a little hill where you can look out over the Parry farm. You can enjoy the view on their patio or taste wine inside their beautifully decorated tasting room. They charge $5 per person for tasting.
Fox Fire Farms has two different “brands”….one where the grapes come from California and then are produced and bottled on-site and the other is their Riesling and Fox Fire Red where the Parrys use their own grapes to produce the wine. My favorites were their Merlot and Pinot Noir.