Surface Creek Winery & Vineyards

(970) 835-9463 20909 North Road
Eckert, CO 81418
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A small family winery owned by Jim & Jeanne Durr, Surface Creek Winery is located in a premier fruit growing area of Delta County, Colorado. Our winery is set below the southern rim of the Grand Mesa, which provides a source of vital irrigation and domestic water in a high desert that annually receives 8 inches of precipitation - whether we need it or not! Jim hand crafts our artisan wines from the finest Colorado-grown grapes and fruit. Jim is a former wildlife biologist and natural resource attorney, whose commitment to wildlife is reflected in the sandhill cranes, trophy bull elk, gunnison grouse, and Colorado columbine that appear on our wine labels. Jeanne runs our tasting room and gallery and would love to help you plan events or design custom labels for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. – Description from milana

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Pinot has been a much celebrated topic here on Snooth over the years I've participated, and it's obviously one of the more celebrated grapes in the wine world. It'll no doubt be a story line I plan on focusing on in years to come so I thought I'd start a thread, logging experiences. Sorry in advance, Greg T.Having said that, I've been mostly dis... Read More

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  • I was going to put this in the Whatcha Drinking Tonight thread. But since there was some Syrah talk going on I thought I'd start a new thread on Cool Climate Syrah.Tonight I'm visiting a wine I haven't had in since May and wanted to see how it is progressing. It comes from high up atop the Yorkville Highlands in the Anderson Valley  which is in ... Read More

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  • With the summer of Riesling in full swing, not to mention our own Riesling Global Tasting Initiative wrapping up, it’s a great time to talk about Riesling wines and those which might be perfect for your palate and pocketbook this summer.Riesling is a tricky variety to review. It’s one that really requires you to read any review that is accompany... Read More

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  • With the shift to fall in full swing, it’s time to start looking at some specific wines. While I made some general recommendations in my recent Types of Wine article, I thought now would be a good idea to see what’s on the shelves.Even though it’s getting cooler I’m still not ready to surrender the summer and embrace full-throttle wines, though ... Read More

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