Durand Railroad Days Wine and Beer Tasting Event

Beer and Wine Tasting Tent


Friday, May 19th - 7:30 PM - 12 AM
Saturday, May 20th - 7:30 PM - 12 AM

  Beer and Wine Tasting

Once again in 2017, Durand Railroad Days is pleased to offer the 11th annual Wine and Beer Tasting Tent to be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 from 7:30 p.m. – 12 midnight each day. The tent will be located in the parking lot west of the Clock Tower on Main St. This year’s event is sponsored by Graff Chevrolet of Durand.

By popular demand we are featuring beer from the Right Brain Brewery of Traverse City, MI for a fourth straight year. Founded by Durand’s own Russell Springsteen, Right Brain got its name from Mrs. Carter’s creative writing class in Durand High School. Right Brain has been brewing some of Michigan’s finest beers at their location in Traverse City. Featured beers include: Calk Walk, Concrete Dinosaur, CEO Stout and many others. For purchase by bottle only, we will have Pig Porter!!!

Back again for this year’s event is Burgdorf Winery of Haslett, MI. Deb and Dave Burgdorf have been making wine for over 30 years and decided to make their hobby a business in 2005. Eight varieties of wine will be served this year including: Spartan Red, Spartan White, Naked Chardonnay, Cayuga, Blackberry, Finlay’s Reserve and Niagara.

Also returning this year, located next door to the tent will be Smokin’ in the D Competition BBQ Team. Launched in 2011 by Mike and Denise Robinson of Durand, Smokin’ in the D will be serving up tasty BBQ food all weekend long in partnership with the Rib Burn and KidsQue Competitions!!! Stop by to try a BBQ sundae, just like an ice cream sundae but with BBQ smoked pork, smoked beans, mashed potatoes and topped with more smoked pork and BBQ sauce in a parfait cup with long spoon. A great way to enjoy BBQ on the go without all the mess!!

Samples will be available at the following prices:
5- 2oz. samples w/ Etched Glass - $15
Additional 5- 2oz samples - $10
1- Full glass of wine - $7
1- Bottle of wine with 2 Etched Glasses - $25

5- 6oz. samples w/ Etched Pilsner Glass - $15
Additional 5- 6 oz. samples - $10
1- 12 oz. bottle - $4

** Assorted cheeses and hors d’oeuvres are included with the wine and beer samplings.
This year’s entertainment will be provided by Mysterians both nights.

Please come, entice your palette with samples of wine and beer, relax and enjoy yourself!


Graff Chevy Burgdorf Winery Right Brain Brewery