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Winery Visit – Four Leaves Winery

It was my pleasure to spend the Durango Wine Experience’s two main events with Dean Fagner, owner of Four Leaves Winery. I set up my book display at Four Leaves during the DWE Walk About on Friday, May 4, 2012. For one price you receive your DWE glass and walk around downtown Durango stopping at several predesignated places to taste. The big event is the Grand Tasting held on Saturday, May 5th under the festival tent in the First National Bank parking lot. Again, for one price you sample Colorado wines from the Four Corners region as well as hundreds of wines, beers and spirits from mostly the USA, but other areas as well.

Four Leaves Winery is the newest winery in the Four Corners region and opened for business in January, 2012. Its location is perfect for both locals and tourists alike…right across the street from the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad at 528 Main Avenue, Durango.The tasting room is beautifully decorated and you feel right at home the minute you walk through the door. On Friday nights they have live music, tastings and food.

Owners, Tracy and Dean Fagner, are the friendliest people you will ever meet, and their staff is welcoming as well. Four Leaves Winery is a little different than most wineries in the fact that the Fagners are making their own wine, but you can also make yours as well. Tracy makes a delicious Chardonnay that you must sample! If you are thinking about making your own wine, just for fun or for a special occasion, this is the place to be. The Fagners also own D’Vine Wine in Manitou Springs, which is a similar concept.

Enjoying wine with Tracy and Dean is a delightful experience!


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Having fun at the Durango Wine Experience

My new book – Exploring Colorado Wineries – Guidebook & Journal – was launched at the sixth annual Durango Wine Experience. The 3-day event took place May 3-5 (so put this on your calendar to attend in 2013). The two most popular events are the Walk-About on Friday afternoon, which consists of taking your special Durango Wine Experience glass, walking around and tasting delicious wines, beers and spirits at numerous locations in downtown Durango.  The Grand Tasting is the culmination of the 3-day event. Positioned under a huge festival  tent in the First National Bank parking lot were 50 vendors and 12 restaurant tables. Samplings of wine, beer and spirits as well as food was offered for one price.

Four out of the five Four Corners Region wineries were pouring their wine – Four Leaves Winery, Fox Fire Farms, Guy Drew Vineyards and Sutcliffe Vineyards. The other vendor tables consisted of distributors who represented “beverages” from all over the world. Many of the local Durango restaurants were on hand to offer some of their delicious fare.

The Durango Wine Experience was a huge success again this year, and provided net proceeds to United Way of Southwest Colorado.

Mark your calendars for the first weekend of May, 2013 as the seventh annual Durango Wine Experience will take place. If you haven’t been to Durango in a while, its a great area to visit and experience its world-class biking trails and blue ribbon water, take a ride on the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge train or step back in time at Mesa Verde National Park.


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