Arizona wines are quickly growing in size, sophistication and stature. They have been served in the White House, and more than 20 wines from eight Arizona wineries have scored at least an 88 rating from Wine Spectator. Arizona wines have also landed praises from the Wall Street Journal and The Wine Advocate to Bon Appétit and Food & Wine.
Arizona offers more than 40 licensed wineries in three growing regions — the Verde Valley, Willcox, and Sonoita / Elgin. “Arizona Wine Week”
(Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2010) will spotlight Arizona’s burgeoning wine scene.
Arizona Wine Week is sponsored by the Arizona Wine Growers Association, and will bring wines and winemakers to Phoenix.
Saturday, Oct. 30
The week begins with the final 5K race in the Great Arizona Grape Stomp series in Phoenix. Three previous races took runners through the state’s wine growing regions.
Monday, Nov. 1
Governor Jan Brewer will proclaim “Arizona Wine Week.”
Throughout the Week
There will be events happening throughout the week from wine tastings at the Phoenix Public Market to dinner pairings at local restaurants. Check back here for updates.
Friday, Nov. 5
At the Celebration of the Arizona Growers Reception guests can meet and mingle with winemakers from across the state, including Arizona Grower’s Cup and Winemaker’s Medal award winners. The casual celebration takes place at Quiessence Restaurant at The Farm at South Mountain. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and sample top scoring wines from the 2010 competition.
Saturday, Nov. 6
End the week with The Festival at The Farm, where the state's top wine growers will gather to showcase their finest wines at The Farm at South Mountain. Vino lovers from amateurs to aficionados will love the outdoor activities, educational seminars, live music, lunch, live auction and, of course, wine tasting.
Information on times, locations, and prices can be found by clicking the links for each event above. We hope to see you at an Arizona Wine Week event!