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Leah A. Deane 
Durango Wine Experience 



Saturday May 4, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM MDT

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First National Bank parking lot 
259 W. 9th St.
Durango, CO 81301

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Durango Wine Experience 2013 Restaurant Showcase Registration 

Are you experienced?

Thank you for your interest in hosting a restaurant showcase table at the 2013 Durango Wine Experience Grand Tasting! Wine and food pairing is even more delicious when we can promote our world class Durango restaurants!

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The Durango Wine Experience brings people from across the country to downtown Durango during this town, the banner will go up on main, the visitor center is letting us decorate their window and postcards go out to thousands of households in the four corners states. weekend long event! The targeted market is not only our great local community; but attendees from around the region. Over 1000 people from fifteen states attended the DWE last year! The DWE posters are all over

Three years ago we reached out to you, our amazing local restaurateurs, to become a part of the experience. WOW! Did you step up! The competition was as fierce as the food was delicious! Durango locals and visitors alike have raved about experiencing the cuisine of  Durango's classic fine dining establishments, brand new hot spots and talented up and coming chefs! This Grand Tasting tradition has become one of the biggest hits of the experience.

This year's Grand Tasting is Saturday, May 4th, 2013 from 3:30 until 6:30 pm under the tent in the First National Bank Parking Lot. The event will be great exposure for Durango and every restaurant involved. We limit the amount of participating showcase restaurants to twelve. There are also opportunities to host seminars, luncheons and wine dinners. The DWE will help promote any wine event you choose to participate in, or put on yourself! We hire professional photographers and are very active in social media. Send us your logos, websites and links to social media that you participate in and we will post it.

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Your restaurant team will receive three complimentary tickets for the VIP Welcome Reception & the Walk-About Durango Tasting. Enjoy it! Also, we provide you with three working passes for your team to the Grand Tasting. We encourage you to have fun and show off! Decorate your table however you like! Bring a sticker or a discount coupon to handout. Serve something wacky.  Make your restaurant showcase table an experience the attendees will not forget!

This will be the best Grand Tasting yet! So, just like the visitors and locals, make your reservations early!

Saturday Grand Tasting Restaurant Showcase Participants provide:

  • 500-750 wine-friendly pieces for your showcase restaurant table at the Saturday Grand Tasting. Appetizers or small bites to allow the crowd to get a sample, just a tease to showcase what you are best known for at your restaurant. We want everyone to go out to dinner after the tasting! Expected attendance is 500-750. In order to promote the beauty of wine & food pairing, please do not serve any vinegary or overly spicy foods.
  • Display of DWE 2013 Poster at restaurant leading up to the event.
  • Distribution of check stuffers or postcards to guests (to be provided by the DWE)
  • List the “2013 Durango Wine Experience Grand Tasting” in any of your “upcoming events” publications.
  • Link to the DWE webpage on your website: www.durangowine.com
  • Optional: You will have the opportunity to include items like brochures, coupons, stickers, cards or any info in our welcome bags for winery representatives, sponsors & the general public.
  • Optional: Display or handouts for your table, anything to promote your restaurant! Promote your wine dinner menu or DWE weekend Wine Specials?

The Durango Wine Experience provides:

  • Three DWE passes for Saturday’s Grand Tasting and 3 DWE wine glasses. ($75 each, $225 total value!)
  • One-6 foot table to showcase samples of your cuisine at the Grand Tasting ($200 value)
  • Be our guest on Thursday and Friday! No work, just play!
  • Three invites to the VIP Welcome Reception on Thursday evening.
  • Three DWE passes for Friday’s Walk-Around Tasting 3:30-6:30 pm ($50 each, $150 total value!)
  • Website Inclusion: Your logo and a link to you on the DWE webpage: www.durangowine.com
  • Listing in the DWE Event Program with logo & phone number (Valued at $500)
  • Restaurant listing on the “Event Locator Map” on the back of the DWE Event Program and on website.
  • Listed as a participant/table location in the DWE Grand Tasting brochure.
  • Included in list of “DWE Recommended Restaurants” to all attendees and participants.
  • The special events liquor license, event insurance & security for the Tent in the First National Bank Parking Lot.
  • Opportunities to hold DWE seminars, luncheons and/or winemaker dinners at your restaurant and promotion.
  • Recommendation to all patrons, vendors, sponsors and “walk-about” locations for reservations, catering, etc.
    Total monetary value: Over $1000. Being part of the 2013 Experience: Priceless!

Durango, CO area restaurants only. Space is limited. Table spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the event or how to register.


Once we receive your registration, you will receive a welcome email with more information regarding events, seminars and all things Durango Wine Experience!

Thank you for your consideration. We could not put on such a fabulous event without partners like you. I look forward to seeing you at this year's Durango Wine Experience.




Leah A. Deane
Event Coordinator
Durango Wine Experience

The 7th Annual Durango Wine Experience!

Join us for the 7th Annual Durango Wine Experience! May 2-4, 2013. Experience three days of educational seminars, wine dinners and unique tastings. Hundreds of wineries, artisan spirits and craft beers. The “Walk-About Durango” is our signature, multi-location, downtown Durango tasting event on Friday. Top local chefs and wineries from around the world are featured at Grand Tasting on Saturday. We truly have the perfect environment for a wine event. Durango has multiple Wine Spectator acclaimed restaurants, over 50 licensed establishments, 600 Hotel Rooms, 200 galleries, boutiques & shops. All right here in downtown Durango, Colorado. Experience the seventh annual Durango Wine Experience held May 2-4, 2013!

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