Durango Wine Experience Next Weekend

wine-1328360-768x576Who doesn’t love a fun weekend of wine tasting? Paired with delicious foods, immaculate scenery, and a quaint downtown, the Durango Wine Experience (DWE) offers all of the components of a perfect weekend. Every year on the first weekend of May (or end of April), the DWE takes over downtown Durango with a full weekend of events and tastings. This year is the tenth annual year, held May 5, 6, 7. With goals of providing cultural experiences, viniculture’s impact in the world, education, trends in the wine industry and more, this weekend offers a lot of variety and fun. Net proceeds from the event help a Durango non-profit organization; for the last several years the beneficiary has been United Way of Southwest Colorado.

Several events throughout the weekend keep the wine enthusiast entertained, or provide a unique diversion for the casual observer. One of the most popular events, the Walk-About Durango, offers 14 different locations that serve wines for tasting. Friday evening from 4-7, Downtown Durango restaurants, galleries, and boutiques provide a unique way to get the flavor of Downtown Durango, and enjoy the nice spring weather.

The DWE also offers various seminars at different venues throughout the weekend. Topics include Armagnac spirits, high altitude wine making, making cabernet, and more.
Luncheons, brunches, and wine dinners also occur throughout the weekend, making it a great time for a meal out with a theme!

The grand finale of the weekend is the Grand Tasting, held in the First National Bank parking lot. Wines, beers, and spirits are available for tasting, and local chefs offer samples of their cuisine. A silent auction and music enhance the evening.

This is a fun weekend in Durango, and offers some fantastic events. Take a look at the website for detailed information on prices, times, and event locations: http://www.durangowine.com/

This post is courtesy of The Durango Team

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