Vino with Altitude

The sweet aroma of red wine filtered through the village at Durango Mountain
Resort last Saturday as the Grand Tasting for the 5th annual Will Fjerstad Memorial Wine and Art Festival took place. Seven Colorado wineries poured their best merlots, cabernets and chardonnays to the delight of attending wine aficionados. Approximately 350 people sampled the endless amounts of wine while perusing the artwork of the 19 artists. The awe-inspiring setting combined with entertainment by The Badly Bent and NY Louie & Friends made for a festive night. Proceeds from the weekend’s events went to the Purgatory-based Columbine Children’s Fund.

Kathleen Scott, of DeBeque Canyon, pours a glass of wine for an attendee’s sampling.

Peter Berriman stands in front of his custom made coffee tables
inside the tent at the base of DMR.

Fanne Burman, of Farmington, awaits his first sample of wine on
Saturday evening.

Jeff Hibschman strums the guitar accompanying fellow Badly Bent member Robb Brophy.

A table full of silent auction items slowly gets bid upon. All
the event’s proceeds, including those from the auction,
went to the Columbine Children’s Fund.

Dave McLoughlin, of the Garfield Estates winery in Palisades, pours a sample of








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