Upcoming 2016 Wine & Rails trains dates are September 3 (very limited seating still available) and October 1, 2016 (October 1 is sold out)
We will feature various wineries from Colorado. Join us for an experiential wine journey on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Enjoy wine, rails and the wilderness all in one afternoon! Sample various Colorado wines and converse with sommeliers on board and at a wilderness destination!
Select wineries from around Colorado will provide four wines to sample. Wines sampled may include Chandonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Tempranillo, Rose, and Pinot Noir.
Board your historic, narrow gauge coach and as you enjoy the ride through the Animas Valley and climb past Shalona Lake on the way to Rockwood, you will be introduced to the wineries and enjoy a light sampling of the various wines you can expect to learn more about at the event site. Once at the wilderness area of Cascade Canyon Wye, full sampling stations from wineries will be set up. Visit each of the Colorado wineries to learn how it is made, how grapes are grown and how to select a wine for home. Between tastings, cleanse your palate with hors d'oeuvres selected just for this special event. Several award-winning wineries will be represented on each trip sommeliers will be anxious to tell you the story of their vineyards, the grapes, the wines, and their business.
Your fare includes wine tasting throughout the day, one glass of wine of your choice served in your souvenir Durango Wine & Rails commemorative wine glass, scrumptious food prepared and served by Norton's Catering and desserts during the train ride home.
At Cascade Canyon, you can enjoy live music, a leisurely walk along the Animas River, stroll over the footbridge or walk out to the granite Mountain Railroading monument. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the fun, the beauty, and your own smiling selfies!
9:30-9:45AM: Boarding time at Durango Station
10:00AM: Train leaves Durango Station
12:25PM: Train arrives at Cascade Canyon
TWO HOURS OF FUN AT CASCADE CANYON!
2:30PM: Train leaves Cascade Canyon
4:40PM: Train arrives Durango Station
(all times are subject to change and are dependent on current circumstances)
FARES: (update: All First and Deluxe class seats are sold out except for a few in the Rio Grande. Less than 50 seats available in Standard-class.)
FIRST CLASS $169.00*
Choose from Nomad, Yankee Girl, or Legacy coaches
DELUXE CLASS $129.00*
Choose from San Juan coach or Rio Grande gondola (open sides)
STANDARD CLASS $109.00*
Choose from gondola (open sides) or closed coach
*Subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee
Book Now! Call 888-872-4607 to speak with one of our friendly reservation agents! All passengers must be at least 21 years of age to ride the Durango Brew Train.
All passengers must be at least 21 years of age to ride this specialty train.
~This train event is an Adult-only event. Everyone MUST be at least 21 years of age with valid ID. IDs will be checked before boarding.
~You cannot bring your own alcoholic beverages on board.
~The event area is in a wilderness area. Please dress according to weather conditions both current and anticipated. You can expect cool weather any time in Colorado! Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
~Restrooms are available at event site.
~Remember to drink responsibly and have a great time!
Trip Advisor review:
“Wine Train Fun”
They have this several times a year in Durango. Four wineries offer samples on the train to Cascade Canyon. Once there it has white tablecloth service with a buffet dinner, complete with wine and music. It was fabulous and the area is beautiful set by the Animas River. Fall foliage was cascading and we had a great time. Dessert on the train back to town, a super trip. 12:30- 7:00 pm
Visited October 2015