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Wine & Rails

Wine & Rails has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID 19. Sign up and be notified for 2021 schedule.


Wine & Rails has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID 19.  Sign up and be notified for 2021 schedule.

Wine & Rails Trains are over for 2019.  Sign up for our emails and be among the first to learn about our 2020 Wine & Rails excursions.

Dates:  September 1 & September 29

Overview:  All aboard the Wine Train!  You will depart at 10:00am from the Durango Depot.  While on the train, the wineries will introduce themselves, offer you wine samplings from their respective winery and provide interesting wine facts as well as letting you know what to expect at Cascade Canyon.  


The train will arrive at Cascade around 12:10pm.  You will  de-board and spend the next two hours sampling wine from the participating wineries, partaking of a fabulous Mediterranean  luncheon, listening and dancing to a great band, playing yard games, making some great memories, as well as photographing the beautiful fall scenery. 

At 2:10pm, you will re-board the train where desserts and coffee will be served on the return trip to Durango. You will arrive back in Durango at 4:40pm.

Dates: September 1st & September 29th
Destination:  Cascade Canyon

Live Music:
Sept.1:  People We Know
Sept. 29: Schmooty & the Brick

Trip Summary: 
Train departs Durango Depot:    10:00am
Train arrives Cascade Canyon:   12:10pm
Train  departs Cascade Canyon:  2:10pm
Train arrives Durango Depot:     4:40 pm

Participating wineries include:  Four Leaves Winery, Black Forest Meadery, Red Fox Cellars (9/29 only), Purgatory Cellars Winery, Mesa Winds Farm & Winery (9/1 only), and Ladron Cellars.  

The Yellow Carrot

Menu:  Mediterranean Buffet
Artisanal Mediterranean Cheese Board  chef's choice nine domestic & European air- cheese choices + smoked James ranch rib roast + prosciutto + mortadella
long stem strawberries +grilled artichokes +caramelized pearl onions +roasted garlic +cornichons + champagne grapes + Spanish olives + jumbo truffle asparagus + yellow and red cherry tomatoes + violet blackberries+ + Israeli hummus 

Paella Bar- chorizo poached shrimp + saffron chicken +rosemary roasted suckling pig+caramelized onions + roasted san Marzano tomatoes & button mushroom ragu +sweet peas + green onions + jubilee sweet corn + queso cotija + crema valentina +coconut saffron rice Green & White Flatbread basil + roasted garlic & walnut pesto + spinach + baby arugula+ lemon olive oil drizzle "Hornazo" Spanish Eastergin & tonic sausage + Spanish pepperoni + caramelized tomato spread + Arzua & Cabrales + pepperoncini & olive spread
Mediterranean Meat Eater-shaved ribeye + tomatoes + red onion + cucumber + dill + cilantro + mint + feta + mozzarella

Premium Class:  $229* choose from Nomad, Prospector, Rio Grande, Legacy, and Yankee Girl

Standard Class:  $149*  choose from gondola or closed coach
*All fares subject to 8% historical preservation fee.

Please call 1-888-872-4607 to book.  

Important Information: This is an adult only event.  Everyone must be at least 21 years old with valid ID.
Wine can be sampled but will not be available for purchase. 
Passengers will not be able to bring their own alcohol. 
The event area is in a wilderness area.  Please dress according to weather conditions both current and anticipated. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.  Remember to drink responsibly.



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