Join us at Fox Fire Farms to Learn about Growing Grapes in the San Juan Basin

Viticulture Workshop, July 15th, 10am-1:30pm. With Featured Speaker: Charlotte Oliver Ph.D, Viticulture Regional Extension Specialist

Fox Fire Farms has a long history of being the Southwest’s premier certified organic farm, vineyard, and winery. Located 20 miles southeast of Durango and 30 miles southwest of Pagosa Springs, it is part of a 1,100, acre organic farm in a stunning Colorado setting. Please join us for a unique opportunity to learn how to grow grapes in our challenging area.

The $25 cost includes the workshop, wine tasting, and lunch. Brought to you by the Archuleta County Colorado State University Extension Office.


Arleen and Shawn Prochazka- Meteorologists and Directors of Pagosa Weather and National Weather Service (NWS) Archuleta County Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors. They’ll discuss the region’s weather and current conditions this summer.

Peter Goble – Colorado State University Climatologist and Water Availability Specialist. He will give us an overview of the weather station he is setting up at Fox Fire Farms.

Charlotte Oliver – is the CSU Viticulture Regional Extension Specialist presenting on Backyard Grape Growing – Six Steps to Get Started with Grapes. Her primary role is interacting with the Colorado grape industry and providing timely educational resources for commercial and backyard grape growers.

Richard Parry – Owner and vigneron of Fox Fire Farms. His family has been farming this land for more than 100 years receiving the “Centenial Farm” award in 2016. They not only raise grapes, but sheep as well. Richard will take us out to the vineyards to discuss his grapes and a little about wine making. He will also open up the wine tasting room and offer bottles of FFF wine for sale.


The cost is $25 including lunch:

The link to register:

July 15th at Fox Fire Farms, 5513 Co Rd 321, Ignacio, CO 81137

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