Walkabout Durango Tasting

Friday, April 28, 2023 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Multi-location: Downtown Durango

Hundreds of wines featured with light appetizers at multiple downtown Durango locations. The Walkabout is our signature, multi-location, tasting event. You will enjoy not only a taste of great wine & food, but also a taste of the local nonprofit sector in which the Community Foundation invests. You’ll have a chance to learn more about a dozen wonderful nonprofits that are making a difference across our region!

Libation tables will be featured at some of our favorite Durango galleries, shops & outdoor spaces, all in our historic downtown. Light appetizers are provided at each location and save room to purchase dinner at one of our amazing local restaurants!


*Please note, tickets are nonrefundable*

2023 Walkabout Locations

The Grand Tasting

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Smiley Building Lawn

Under the BIG tent at the Smiley Building, we will feature hundreds of wines, local craft beers, and Colorado spirits. Wineries will be on hand from right here in Colorado… to all over the world! Durango’s finest restaurants will showcase their cuisine in our annual Durango Restaurant Showcase. Look for our pairing recommendations in the BIG tent to take this culinary delight to a new level.


*Please note, tickets are nonrefundable*

2023 Restaurant Showcase Partners

2023 Nonprofit Partners

We have selected 10 local nonprofits to receive a $2,500 grant for volunteering at the Walkabout and the Grand Tasting. Our Durango Wine Experience guests will enjoy learning more about the nonprofit sector in SW Colorado while interacting with the following nonprofit partners:

Archuleta Seniors, Inc. – BigBrothersBigSisters of Southwest ColoradoDogster’s Spay & Neuter Program – Durango Arts CenterDurango Chamber of Commerce – Durango Creative District – Friends of Pine River Public Library – La Plata Open Space ConservancyMannaSouthwest Colorado Canyons Alliance

Wristband Pick-up for Ticketholders -- Required for Entry to Walkabout and Grand Tasting

Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28
R Space | 734 E 2nd Ave
12:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 29
Smiley Building Café | 1309 E 3rd Ave
12:00 - 4:00 PM

Please note, the public events of the Durango Wine Experience will have photographs and video taken for marketing purposes by professional and amateur photographers.

If you do not want your picture taken, please avoid the cameras!

Still Want More?

Unique Tastings, Wine Dinners and Educational Events

Details coming when available!

Started in 2007, the Durango Wine Experience is a lively tradition!

“Wine & friends are a great blend.”

Ernest Hemingway