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Durango Wine Experience

If you think Durango is just a beer town, it's time to think again. The Durango Wine Experience brings complexity and clarity to Downtown Durango at the end of April, and for a good cause too! Read on to learn more and plan your time enjoying the finish, flavor, and fruitiness you'll find at this celebrated annual event.

Durango Wine Experience

The Durango Wine Experience is a 2-day event held in Durango, Colorado, that celebrates wine and benefits local non-profit organizations. The event will include special wine tastings and food pairings from local restaurants and wineries. It's more than just a time to sample and savor; it is the primary annual fundraiser for the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado.

2024 Event Info

The Community Foundation supports the unique needs of those in the Southwest Colorado region with scholarship funding, emergency relief assistance, and other critical community programs.

When is the Wine Experience?

The Durango Wine Experience begins on Friday, April 26, 2024 with a Walkabout wine tasting downtown. You'll get a taste of some of the best food and a taste of the community as you sip around Main Avenue. Venues include shops, galleries, and more. You can also learn more about community partners and needs as you make your way downtown.

Downtown Durango

The Durango Wine Experience will continue on through Sunday, April 27, 2024 with The Grand Tasting. This event will feature the best wine, beers, and spirits from Colorado and beyond! Not only will you sip and smile, but you can sample too! Restaurant Showcase partners include local favorites including Farm to Fingers and Mahogony Grill.

Event Venue

Downtown is the perfect venue for the Durango Wine Experience. Friday night's Walkabout includes stops on and off Main Avenue in Downtown Durango. Strolling along our picturesque city streets as you sip will delight all the senses. Saturday's Grand Tasting will take place under a great white tent at the historic Smiley Building. While the building is currently home to an eclectic mix of shops, art studios, and other businesses, it was built in 1936 to serve the community as the Smiley Junior High School.

The Community Foundation

As the primary annual fundraiser for the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado, the Durango Wine Experience sponsors much-needed support across 5 counties: La Plata, San Juan, Montezuma, Archuleta, and Delores. Taking part in the Durango Wine Experience is a great way to support the community and counties served. Learn more about ticketing options.

Event Tickets

Can't make the event? Consider making a donation to one of the Community Foundation's many unique funds. Ready to make the Durango Wine Experience part of your Southwest Colorado adventure? Learn more about things to do in Durango and make plans to stay a while. Check out downtown vacation rentals and plan your trip today.

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