The 2017 GRAND Tasting

Join us for the 11th Annual Durango Wine Experience Grand Tasting & Restaurant Showcase
under the festival tent in the First National Bank of Durango parking lot at 259 W. 9th St.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:00pm-6:00pm
Experience hundreds of featured wines, as well as beer & spirits. Wineries will be on hand from right here in Colorado… to all over the 2013DWE world! Check out who will be pouring this year here. Durango’s finest restaurants showcase their cuisine in our 7th Annual Durango Restaurant Showcase.

Sixty vendor tables, fifteen restaurant tables, all under the big top!
Truly our Grand Tasting!
Each participant will receive one 2017 DWE souvenir Riedel wine glass for use at the tasting. Get your tickets at the door, online or at the DWE Event Office the week of the event.

$100 at the door. Buy in advance: $85 pp*

2012 DWE GT Tent*Included in the “All Access Platinum Festival Pass” & the “Weekend Tasting Pass”.
If you are only purchasing a Grand Tasting Ticket, you can proceed directly to the Grand 
Tasting tent with your ID to get your wristband and DWE Riedel Wine Glass.

2017 Grand Tasting Featured Restaurants & Chefs: Check back daily for updates!

 Brew Pub & Kitchen
117 West College Dr. | 970.259.5959
Executive Chef: Aaron Bornheim
Owners: Erik & Lainie Maxson

Carver Brewing Co.
1022 Main Ave. | 970.259.2545
Executive Chef: Dave Cuntz
Head Brewer: Patrick Jose

Chimayo Stone Fired Kitchen
862 Main Ave. | 970.259.2749
Executive Chef/Owner: Michael Lutfy
GM/Owner: Birgitte Lutfy

Cyprus Cafe
725 East 2nd Ave. | 970.385.6884
Executive Chef/Owner: Alison Dance
Chef: Kyrin Heiter

El Moro Spirits and Tavern
945 Main Ave. | 970.259.5555
Chef: Charley Curtis
GM: Dave Woodruff

723 East 2nd Ave. | 970.385.0105
Executive Chef/Owner: Alison Dance
Chef: Kyrin Heiter

919 Main Ave. | 970.259.2898
Executive Chef/Owner: Chris Crowl

Fifth Street Eatery
139 East 5th St. | 970.259.1377
Executive Chef/Owner: Neal Drysdale

Highway 3 Roadhouse & Oyster Bar
955 Hwy. 3 | 970.247.4702
Executive Chef/Owner: Chuck Norton

Jean-Pierre Bakery & Wine Bar
601 Main Ave. | 970.247.7700
Owner: Jean-Pierre Bleger  
GM: Rebecca Bleger

Mahogany Grille
699 Main Ave. | 970.247.4433
Executive Chef: Arnold Safari

114 Grand Ave., Mancos | 970.533.1381
Executive Chef/Owner: Jason Blankenship

Ore House Restaurant
147 E. College Dr. | 970.247.5707
Chef/Owner: Ryan Lowe
Executive Chef: Cliff Bornheim

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill
764 Main Ave. | 970.382.9790
Owners: Karen and Wayne Barger

Steamworks Brewing Co.
801 East 2nd Ave. | 970.259.9200
Co-Founders: Brian McEachron and Kris Oyler 
Executive Chef: Sean Clark
Brewmaster: Ken Martin
Brewer: Spencer Roper


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The Grand Tasting is sponsored by the First National Bank of Durango!

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