Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank
The Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank has become a “wildly” popular event on Durango’s summer calendar. The forested area around the Resort is known far and wide for having an abundance of wild mushrooms. Our Mushroom & Wine Festival celebrates this abundance with guided mushroom hunts and a culinary showcase of Durango’s finest restaurants.
This is a three-part event. Each part can be purchased separately.
Guided Forays: Sold out!
Local mushroom experts take small groups far back on the mountain to explore the forest for a wide variety of mushrooms. Your guides will assist you with identifying different types of mushrooms and provide helpful information along the way. Refreshments and transportation up the mountain are included. Guests have the option of enjoying our scenic chair lift on your way down the mountain after the hunt.
The guided foray is priced at $35 per person.
Culinary Extravaganza: Sold out!
In the afternoon, five of Durango’s finest restaurants, plus our own chefs at Purgatory Resort, will share their favorite mushroom-inspired dishes! Each dish includes a wine pairing personally selected by the chef. The event also includes:
- Live music from The Assortment
- Cooking demonstrations from our guest chefs
- Presentation on wine pairing by sommelier and owner of The Wine Shop Lesley Ponce
This is an afternoon that your taste buds won’t soon forget!
The culinary extravaganza is priced at $40 for adults and $25 for guests under the age of 21.
Each year we invite five local restaurants to participate in the culinary showcase on Saturday afternoon. Our own chefs from Purgy’s also participate in the festival with their own mushroom dish and a mushroom dessert.
Our goal is to partner with the finest restaurants in Durango to make this a truly exceptional experience for our guests.
Friday Night Dinner — Sold Out!
Join us in the exclusive Durango Mountain Club for an exquisite dining experience. Enjoy a six-course meal with wine pairings.
This dinner is priced at $100 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.
Note that seating for this special dinner is limited to 75 guests, and we do expect it to sell out.
Friday Night Dinner Menu
Chef Dan has an amazing dinner planned for you! And as an extra special treat, we have not one but TWO wine pairings with each course.
Black Truffle Le Perigord Salumi & Mushroom Carpaccio w/ Chive Oil
Wine Pairing: Naonis Prosecco
Wine Pairing: Gloria Ferrer Blanc des Noirs
Portabella, Crimini, Fig, Walnut, & Roquefort Salad w/ Carob & Balsamic Dressing
Wine Pairing: Jean-Luc Colombo Rose 2016
Wine Pairing: Alexander Valley Sangiovese Rose 2016
Chanterelle & Olathe Sweet Corn Chowder
Wine Pairing: Notable Chardonnay
Wine Pairing: Harken Chardonnay, 2015
Sautéed Red Snapper w/ Shitake Mushroom & Kale
Wine Pairing: Louis Jadot Beaujolais, FR 2015
Wine Pairing: Penner Ash Willamette Pinot Noir 2014
Elk Tenderloin w/ a Porcini Malbec Reduction & Colorado Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Nudi w/ Shaved Perigord Truffles
Wine Pairing: Travaglini Gattinara, IT ’11
Wine Pairing: Clayhouse Malbec, Paso Robles 2014
Palisade Peach /Chanterelle Mousse w/ Mushroom Bacon Brittle
Wine Pairing: Segura Viudas Brut
Wine Pairing: Carlson Peach 2016
20% Off Resort Lodging
Save 20% on lodging when you enjoy the Mushroom & Wine Festival.
|6:30 – 9pm||Dinner in the Durango Mountain Club|
|9am||Meet at plaza for the guided hunt|
|10am||Arrive at Dante’s|
|10:00am – 12:30pm||Mushroom Forays|
|11am – Noon||Refreshments on Dante’s deck|
|12:30pm||Chairlift or shuttle back to base area|
|1:00pm||Culinary festival begins|
|2:00pm||Cooking demonstration in DMI|
|2:30pm||Wine pairing presentation in DMI|
|3:30pm||Culinary festival ends|
Tickets — Sold out!
Tickets are now on sale. Click this link to purchase!
This event sold out last year! Each portion of the festival is sold individually.
|Friday Night DMC Dinner||$100||75 guests|
|Saturday Morning Guided Hunt||$35||80 guests|
|Saturday Afternoon Culinary Showcase||$40 adults/
$25 under 21
Big thanks to Vectra Bank for their generous support of this event!