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Events Featuring Willcox Wines
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Fall 2014 Events
Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 17, 18 & 19
Join us on Facebook to keep track of all the events in Willcox on October 17, 18 &19!
Listed below are a few highlighted events for the weekend. Scroll to the bottom of the page for details on the Willcox Wine Festival.
Friday October 17, 4-7pm TRUST Art Show Preview
at Flying Leap Vineyards, downtown Willcox
Thomas & Kim will host a preview of the weekend's fine art show. Join them for a relaxing evening of wine, art & conversation to kick off a busy weekend in Willcox!
See the TRUST Art & Design events page for more information.
TRUST Art & Design Website: trustartanddesign.com
Saturday October 18 at Zarpara Vineyard - The Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K
The Great Arizona Grape Stomp is a series of 5K Fun Runs benefiting the Arizona Wine Growers Association and Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation. The Willcox 5K Grape Stomp will begin at Zarpara Vineyard. The race course will take runners through Bodega Pierce Winery & Vineyard, Deep Sky Vineyard, and back to Zarpara. Registration: 8:00 am Race Start: 9:00 am
More information: http://www.arizonawine.org/grapestomp.html
Saturday, October 18 at the TRUST Gallery
& Flying Leap Vineyards Tasting Room
in historic downtown Willcox from 12pm-5pm
Special one-day TRUST fine art show during the first day of the Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival, featuring new works by TRUST artists including Xymyl, Archie Sutton, Joe Bourne, Steve Bovée and more!
Facebook Event Link:
TRUST Art & Design Website: trustartanddesign.com
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 and 19 in Historic Downtown Willcox
Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival - 17 wineries + cooperative events - click here to scroll down to more details including a full list of local wineries attending this year.
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 and 19 in Downtown Willcox Flying Leap Vineyards Tasting Room, 100 N. Railroad Avenue, Willcox
New wine releases during the Willcox Wine Festival! Be sure to visit the Flying Leap tasting room during the wine festival weekend (located right across the street from the festival) to taste three new FLV wines & see the TRUST fine art show.
Saturday, October 18 from 3pm-11pm Arizona Stronghold’s “Tour de Terroir” and FIRST EVER Bonita Springs Vineyard Open House near Willcox
Be among the first to visit this vineyard outside of Willcox. Fun games for kids of all ages, wine by the glass and bottle, and live music -- PLUS guests are invited to bring camping gear and stay overnight! $8 for Arizona Stronghold Vineyards wine club members, $15 for non-club members (Ticket price includes food)
Location: Bonita Springs Vineyard, 15732 W Ash Creek Rd., Willcox, AZ 85643
See this event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/308068512706429/
More Fall 2014 Events...
Sunday, October 26 from 5-8pm in Sonoita
Flying Leap Vineyards Wine Pairing Dinner at The Cafe, 3280 AZ Hwy 82, Sonoita
Rolf Sasse, Assistant Winemaker for FLV & Chef Adam of The Cafe present a 4-course dinner paired with Flying Leap’s most popular wines
Space is limited
Make reservations by calling The Cafe at (520) 455-5044
See Flying Leap’s email invitation here:
Saturday November 8 from 5:30-10pm in historic downtown Willcox
at Willcox Historic Theater 134 N. Railroad Avenue, Willcox
& Flying Leap Vineyards 100 N. Railroad Avenue Willcox
PROHIBITION SPEAKEASY AND DINNER THEATER
See the masterpiece 1939 film “The Roaring Twenties” starring Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney and known as “one of the best gangster films ever made”. Enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeurves and then sit down to dinner, at your seat, while watching the film. Come dressed in period costume as your favorite gangster or moll (flapper). After the theater stroll over to Flying Leap’s ‘Speakeasy’, give the secret password for entry, and enjoy wine, music and perhaps do your best version of the Lindy Hop or Charleston! – Adults over 21 only!
More information is available in the Flying Leap Vineyards Website.
Get tickets here: http://store.flyingleapvineyards.com/flying-leap-events-c23.aspx
Friday & Saturday, November 14 and 15 in Phoenix
Arizona Wine Growers Association Festival at the Farm
Annual event featuring more than 30 Arizona wine producers in one location - The Farm at South Mountain (32nd Street and Southern). Wine tasting, seminars, live auction, & more. This is an excellent opportunity to meet a lot of the hardworking folks in the Arizona wine industry, taste their wines, & mingle with lots of other people who also love AZ wine!
Details at: http://www.azwinefestivalatthefarm.com/
Oct 18 & 19, 2014 Willcox Wine Country Festival
Join the winemakers and wineries of Willcox twice each year for this popular festival! See more details below...
What can happen at a Willcox Wine Festival? Watch this video...
Events - Willcox Wine Country Festival
The Willcox Wine Country Festival is a two-day fun-filled event at historic Railroad Park in downtown Willcox. Just an hour's drive east of Tucson on I-10 - the Willcox Wine Country Festival is a perfect getaway for Phoenix & Tucson residents. It's not too far, but feels a world away. Your $15 tasting fee includes 6 wine tastings, a commemorative glass & live entertainment. Additional tasting tickets may be purchased at the hospitality kiosk.
There are two Willcox wine festivals each year. The spring wine festival is held on the 3rd weekend in May and the fall festival is on the 3rd weekend in October. Keep up-to-date with Willcox wine events year-round by following us on Instagram and Twitter or like us on Facebook.
Wine, Food, Music, Fine Art, Crafts, Local Produce & More!
Choose from over 70 wines from 17 Arizona wineries!
Vendors featuring locally grown and made products!
Wine Workshops Saturday Oct 18
Growing, Making & Appreciating Wine:
From Grape to Glass in Willcox Wine Country
Each half-hour workshop includes two tastings selected by the winemaker to illustrate his themes.
$10 per workshop or all three for $25
Seating is limited - Call 520-766-3335 for tickets
Workshops conducted at the Willcox Historic Theater
on Railroad Avenue adjacent to the Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival
3:00 pm Growing - Rod Keeling, Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
3:45 pm Making - Rob Hammelman, Sand-Reckoner Vineyards
4:30 pm Appreciating - Sam Pillsbury, Pillsbury Wine Company
Follow this link for more information.
TRUST ART SHOW 12-5 Saturday
At Flying Leap Vineyards, Willcox - 100 N. Railroad Ave.
TRUST always presents a special fine art show during the festival. Our festival show will feature new collaborative artworks by Arizona artists and other new original works by Lew Ross Anderson, Archie Sutton, Joe Bourne, Rose Suntken, Xymyl and more! See the TRUST Art & Design website for more information.
Participating Wineries October 2014
Aridus Wine Company
Visit the Aridus Wine Company Website:
Dos Cabezas Wine Works - Featuring Cimarron
Visit the Dos Cabezas Wineworks Website:
Visit the Sand-Reckoner Vineyards Website:
Caduceus / Merkin / Buhl Memorial Vineyard
Visit the Caduceus Vineyards Website:
Visit the Kief-Joshua Vineyards Website:
Flying Leap Vineyards
Visit the Flying Leap Vineyards Website:
Carlson Creek Vineyards
Visit the Carlson Creek Vineyards Website:
Pillsbury Wine Company
Visit the Pillsbury Wine Company Website:
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
Visit the Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Website:
Passion Cellars at Salvatore Vineyards
Visit the Passion Cellars Website:
Bodega Pierce - Saeculum Cellars
Visit the Bodega Pierce / Saeculum Cellars Website:
Visit the Coronado Vineyards Website:
Page Springs Cellars
Visit the Page Springs Cellars Website:
Golden Rule Vineyards
Visit the Golden Rule Vineyards Website:
Visit the Zarpara Vineyard Website:
Keeling Schaefer Vineyards