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Walk- About Durango Locations are set for 2014!

The Walk- About Durango Locations are set for 2014!
1. Azul Gallery | 781 Main Ave. | 970.375.7742
2. Blu Boutique | 651 Main Ave. | 970.259.9554
3. Cocktails & Creations | 858 Main Ave. | 970.764.4296
4. Durango Coffee Company | 730 Main Ave. |970.259.2059
5. Four Leaves Winery | 528 Main Ave. | 970.403.8182
6. Overland |564 Main Ave. |970.259.2005
7. Renae Marie Apparel & Gifts |809 Main Ave. | 970.247.1982
8. Rochester Hotel Courtyard |726 E. 2nd Ave. | 970.385.1920
9. Rose Duds |801 B. Main Ave. | 970.759.7883
10. Sorrel Sky Gallery |828 Main Ave. | 970.247.3555
11. Steamworks Brewing Co. Patio |801 E. 2nd Ave. | 970.259.9200
12. There’s No Place Like Home |820 Main Ave. | 970.385.7300
13. Urban Market | 865 Main Ave. | 970.259.0472

Join us!
Durango Wine Experience
Walk-About Durango Tasting
Friday April 25th, 2014
4:00- 7:00pm

Restaurants Participating in 2013

Check back daily to find out which of your favorite and brand new Durango restaurants will be showing off during the 4th Annual Restaurant Showcase at the Grand Tasting on Saturday, May 4th, 2013!
Advanced reservations are recommended for all of these fine restaurants during the DWE weekend!

6512′ Restaurant & Lounge 152 East College Dr. – 970.247.9083
-Thursday Seminar: “Jelly Bean Wine Component Seminar” @ 1:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
6512websitelogoOwners: Chris Forrest and Sam Beardsley; GM: Colin Brunson
Executive Chef: Phillip Fresquez



Carver’s Brewing 1022 Main Ave. – 970.259.2545
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
carver_logoSince 1986, Carvers has offered to Durango the very best in food and beer. We feature fresh soups and stews, fresh-roasted coffee and a healthy choice of entrées for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are the pioneers of craft brewing beer in the Four Corners with over 24 years’ experience brewing the finest ales and lagers. Come learn about our eco-friendly refillable growler and see what’s on tap.
Executive Chef: Dave Cuntz
Head Brewer: Jeff Albarella



Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen 862 Main Ave. – 970.259.2749
-Thursday Wine Luncheon: Wines with Southwestern Food @ 2:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
ChimayoChimayo is a contemporary American bistro with a southwestern flair. Fresh salads, creative small plates, artisanal pizzas, and fire-roasted steaks, chicken and seafood are prepared in twin 600+ degree stone hearth ovens. Stop by to enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday. Owners Michael and Birgitte Lutfy, former Executive Chefs for Michael Andretti’s Indycar racing team, have restored the interior of the historic Century Building on Main Avenue, revealing turn-of-the century Carnegie steel support beams, the original maple hardwood floor and decorative tin ceiling tiles, and the original brick wall. These historical elements, along with the expo kitchen and 35-foot curved bar, create an urban industrial loft setting for a unique Durango dining experience.
Executive Chef: Michael Lutfy
GM: Birgitte Lutfy



Cosmo Bar & Dining  919 Main Ave. –  970.259.2898
-Saturday Wine Seminar: “The Wines of France” @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
Cosmo Bar and DiningCosmo has old favorite dishes combined with eclectic food combinations. Additionally, the historic Woolworth building has been transformed by creating an old world new world interior.  Join us on our covered rooftop patio!
Executive Chef/Owner – Chris Crowl
James Allred


Cyprus Café 725 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.6884
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
Cyprus CafeEnjoy award-winning Mediterranean cuisine  recommended in Bon Appetit, Sunset Magazine and the New York Times- during your stay in downtown Durango, Colorado. Cyprus Cafe serves lunch and dinner, combining innovative meals with excellent service. The Cyprus uses locally raised vegetables when available and natural meats, assuring that every meal is fresh, healthy and delicious.
Executive Chef/Owner- Alison Dance


ENO 723 E. 2nd Ave. 970.385.0105
-Thursday Wine Seminar: “Bubbles on a Budget” @ 11:00 am
-Friday Wine Seminar: “Panache of Grenache” @ 2:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
enoDurango’s newest coffee/wine/tapas bar is an exciting contemporary atmosphere dedicated to what we believe are the finer things in life, gourmet coffee, fine wine and tapas. Our by the glass menu is ever changing, bringing you a world of wine one glass at a time. In addition, we offer wine flights for the curious and obscurities for the connoisseur. We feature locally roasted organic fair trade coffees from Desert Sun Coffee Roasters as well as artisan cheeses from James Ranch and Linnaea farms. Established in May of 2010, ENO was conceived as a contemporary slice of life in a small mountain community that was thirsty for such delicacies.


Jean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar 601 Main Avenue – 970-247-7700
Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30pm
Jean-PierreDowntown Durango “Le Cafe Chic & Wine Bar.” Jean Pierre Bakery specializes in French bakery items, French Cuisine, and Wine bar.  Come join us for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner.  Jean Pierre Bakery is recommended by “Lonely Planet” and the “Michelin Guide”.
Jean-Pierre, Rebecca, Chef Jerome

The Kennebec #4 CR 124 – 970.247.5674
-Friday Wine Dinner “The Sorting Table Pinot Dinner” @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
KennebecThe Kennebec features Mediterranean & American Inspired Cuisine with an extensive wine list, full bar, takeout and an ever changing seasonal menu.  Located just 10 miles west of Durango on Hwy 160.  Event and banquet facility available. Lunch & Dinner Tuesday – Sunday, Brunch Saturday & Sunday. Reservations accepted.
Chef/Owners- Barbara Helmer & Miguel Carrillo  


Mahogany Grille 699 Main Ave.  – 970.247.4433
-Friday Beer Seminar: “Spiegelau Beer Glassware” at 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table at 3:30 pm
-Saturday Spanish Wine Dinner @ 7:30 pm
Mahogany GrilleWelcome to the Mahogany Grille! We invite you to join us for a relaxing evening of wonderfully prepared cuisine and premier service. Here at the Mahogany Grille, we strive to exceed your culinary expectations, while you enjoy our fine dining atmosphere, personalized service and exceptional live music. Don’t forget to peruse our wine list: The Mahogany Grille has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award for three consecutive years!
Executive Chef: Rob Blythe



Ore House Restaurant 147 East College Dr. – 970.247.5707
-Friday Wine Seminar “Animas Chocolates Tasting & Wine Pairing @ 11:00 am
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
Ore HouseEstablished in 1972, the Ore House is one of Durango’s oldest and finest restaurants. Featuring hand-cut USDA certified Black Angus prime and choice steaks, sustainable wild caught seafood, all natural poultry, seasonal local produce, and homemade desserts.
Executive Chef- Ryan Lowe

PJ’s Gourmet Market 67 Trimble Crossing – 970.247.0100
PJs Gourmet MarketAt PJ’s you’ll experience the best in service supporting a wide variety of food items, ranging from the necessities to rare treats. We provide fresh produce, meat and poultry, and a stellar deli and bakery, where you will find delicious solutions for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
PJ’s Gourmet Market is open Monday through Saturday 7am-9pm and Sunday 8am-8pm.
Owners- Joe & Pam Leder

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill 764 Main Ave. – 970.382.9790
-Thursday Wine Dinner “A Sense of Place” @ 7:00 pm
-Saturday Spirit Seminar: Bourbon, Baby! @ 1:0 0pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
SEASONSClassic Bistro setting with the warm charm of our Western town. Located in Historic Downtown Durango, our casually professional staff will make your dining experience memorable. Rooted in American Style cooking, we specialize in locally grown or produced products. Check out our current seasonal menus and award winning wine list.
Karen and Wayne Barger, Owners
David Stewart, Executive Chef Neal Drysdale, Sous Chef  Erin Gregory, Asst. GM


Steamworks Brewing Co. 801 E. 2nd Ave. – 970.259.9200
-Thursday VIP Welcome Reception @ 3:3 0pm
-Friday Walk-About Durango Tasting Location @ 3:30 pm
-Saturday Grand Tasting: Restaurant Showcase Table @ 3:30 pm
SteamworksSteamworks Brewing Co. opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. Our brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Steamworks’ culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. Our “gastropub” fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone.
Executive Chef- Sean Clark
Brewmaster- Ken Martin, Brewer- Spencer Roper
Co-Founders- Brian McEachron & Kris Oyler


Are you a Durango restaurant that would like to participate? Click here to register.

Durango Wine Experience 2013 Restaurant Showcase Registration

2013 Seminar Descriptions

Experience several educational wine, beer, spirit, tea, cheese & glassware seminars…..

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ 11:00 am
SeminarBeautiful Bubbles on a Budget
Location: ENO/ Cyprus Cafe’
You have learned that you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to drink “Champagne”. Thursday anyone? The thing is, sparkling wine varies wildly in price. A bottle of tête de cuvée Champagne can damage your finances, whereas a bottle of Cold Duck is less than a fancy coffee. What to drink? We will try all kinds of awesome, yet affordable bubbles: Cava, Spain’s answer to Champagne; Italy’s Prosecco and Moscato; selections from the U.S. and even France.
Price: $35
~Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass” (TS1)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Seminar: Jelly Bean Wine Component Tasting 
Location: 6512′ Restaurant & Lounge
Guest Speaker: Stacey Swetil-Rust, Constellation Wines
If you usually find wine seminars snobby and pretentious… we have just the fun, delicious and educational seminar for you! Using jelly beans, you will learn which flavors match typical characteristics of several types of wine grapes. For example, what grape shows peach, pear, apricot, apple, cantaloupe, grapefruit and tangerine? Riesling! We will taste and analyze the flavor components in a variety of wines and then match them with corresponding jelly bean flavors.
Price: $35
~Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass” (TS2)


Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 11:00 am
Seminar: Animas Chocolate TastingWine Pairing
Location: Ore House
Guest Speaker: Chocolatier Carley Felton, Animas Chocolate Company
Take your Friday “lunch break” at the Ore House with a wine and chocolate pairing seminar! This seminar will bring fun and exciting chocolate ideas to the table, ready to be paired with some great wines. Animas Chocolate Company owner and chocolatier, Carley Felton, will be on hand guiding you through the chocolate pairings and giving insight into the artisan chocolate industry. A variety of wines will be paired with the chocolates by an industry expert.
Price: $ 35
~Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass” (FS1)

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Seminar: Spiegelau Beer Glassware Seminar
Location: Strater Hotel
Guest Speaker: Doug Reed, Spiegelau Glassware
Forever change the way you think about serving and enjoying craft beer. Exceptional glassware is the key to elevating all facets of this delicious subject and The Spiegelau Beer Connoisseur tasting seminar shows you how.  Learn firsthand how color, clarity, aroma, temperature and effervescence are all dramatically enhanced with Spiegelau glass versus the standard type of beer glasses we have all become accustomed too. Come enjoy Craft Beer the way it was intended to be and go home with a beautiful Spiegelau Beer Connoisseur 4- piece set to keep!
Price: $35
~Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass” (FS2)

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Seminar: Panache for Grenache Seminar
Location: ENO
Guest Speaker: Eric Allen & Lesley Ponce
Panache of Grenache will feature all faces of Grenache:
Blanc, Rouge and Rose along with the two areas most connected with that grape – France and Spain!
We promise to deliver a seminar full of education, fun and deliciousness with none other than Durango’s own “Godfather of Grenache”.
This seminar will be a tasting you can’t refuse!

Price: $35
~Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass” (FS3)


Saturday, May 4th, 2013 @ 11:00 am
Seminar:  The Wines of France
The wines of France, A tasting walk through the vineyards of the finest regions of France led by Master Sommelier Jay Fletcher. While tasting wines, Jay will do an overview of France, its wine laws and then talk about the best regions and their wines.
Location: Cosmo Bar & Dining, Rooftop Patio
Guest Speaker: Jay Fletcher, MS
Price: $ 35
~Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass” (SS1)

Saturday, May 4th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Spirit Seminar: Bourbon, Baby!
Don your derby hat and join the Seasons crew for a breakdown of bourbon. While there are many types of whiskey, from Scotland and Ireland, to Canada and the US, bourbon is a special form created, distilled, and aged in the eastern United States, mainly in the state of Kentucky.We will have a couple of special guests talking history, distilling, and the nature of American whiskey. 

Location: Seasons Patio
Guest Speaker: TBD
Price: $ 35
~Included in the “All-Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Wine Expert Seminar Pass” (SS2)



The “Wine Expert” All Wine Seminar Pass

Experience all DWE Seminars!!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ 11:00 am: Beautiful Bubbles on a Budget
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ 1:00 pm: Jelly Bean Wine Component Tasting 
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 11:00 am: Animas Chocolate & Wine Pairing Seminar
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 1:00 pm: Spieglau Beer Glassware Seminar
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 @ 11:00 am: Wines of France: Rhône
Saturday, May 4th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm: Spirit Seminar: Bourbon, Baby

This combo ticket does not include the “Walk-About Durango” nor the Grand Tasting.

A $265 value for only:

$195 pp

Package Savings: $70!

**If you are only attending seminars, you can take your e-ticket directly to the seminar location. Walk-About Durango attendees must check in and pick up their wristband and wine glass at the DWE Event Office in the back lobby of the Strater Hotel before visiting their first Walk-About location.

Join us for the 7th Annual Durango Wine Experience! May 2-4, 2013

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