With the number of bonded wineries growing and many more in the development phase, people everywhere are beginning to recognize Arizona as an upcoming wine producer. TRT: 3:00
The video is also available on Youtube at this link.

Wine in the Pines
Pinetop-Lakeside, June 13 & 14, 2014
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The Art of Arizona Wine Celebration
Scottsdale, July 12, 2014

Festival at the Farm
Phoenix, November 14 & 15
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Best of Award 2014

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Representing Arizona’s emerging wine industry in Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai counties, the Arizona Wine Growers Association has been selected for the inaugural Five Communities Project sponsored by the Center for the Future of Arizona. (The video is also available on Youtube at this link).

The selection process in 2011 started with over 90 submittals statewide. From there, 31 semifinalists and then 10 finalists were selected by the national/state expert panel before the final five were chosen. A 22-minute video and booklet were produced highlighting the AWGA proposal. A posting from our President, Peggy Fiandaca on our Newsroom page offers more information. The booklet is also available at this link.

The Arizona We Want
…is one where we build on our strengths and capitalize on opportunities to create communities that are sustainable, authentic, and focused on long-term interests. The Arizona We Want is built by residents and communities coming together around common goals and working together to create a better life. That is the essence of our “Big Idea”.

Our Big Idea

…is to strengthen and transform the rural economies of Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai counties by building on the momentum of the emerging wine industry and, using the wine industry as a model, to increase acreage and production in value-added, low water-use crops in order to create higher paying jobs, attract support and related businesses, and expand the market base while revitalizing and preserving each region’s farming heritage and quality of life.

Arizona Wine Growers Association

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Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: (623) 236-2338
Fax: (602) 789-9126

Email: info@arizonawine.org

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Although wine has been produced in Arizona since the 1700's by the Spanish Missionaries, the modern state of Arizona wine started in 1973 in Sonoita at the southern end of the state. There are now 83 licensed and bonded wineries throughout Arizona.

Arizona's high desert produces a climate similar to Mendoza, Argentina - hot daytime temperatures cooling off at night, the perfect recipe for a happy grape. Most of Arizona's vineyards can be found between 4200 and 5200 feet in northern Arizona's Verde Valley, in Sonoita and Elgin in southern Arizona and in the greater Willcox region of Cochise County in southeastern Arizona.

Arizona wines have been highly regarded by Robert Parker, the Wine Spectator and have even been served numerous times at the White House. We have had Arizona wines poured at two separate prestigious James Beard House dinners.

Come out and visit wine country today! Meet the winemakers and vineyard owners, explore Arizona's diverse terrain and enjoy some wonderful wine. Most areas can be visited for a day-trip or a fun weekend getaway. You're sure to have a great time!




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