Verde Valley Wine Festival is back for its 5th year Mother’s Day weekend

Update: Re-scheduled for Nov. 6th & 7th.

There’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a glass of wine or two with dear old mom. You can purchase tickets for you and your mom for the 5th annual Verde Valley Wine Festival, Saturday May 9th 2020. Four Eight Wineworks presents the festival that will host 20 Arizona wineries along with local breweries, distilleries, food trucks and restaurants. The festival takes place at Clarkdale Town Park from 12 – 5 p.m. Each year the festival donates part of the proceeds to a local non-profit, this year’s festival benefits The Arizona Vignerons Alliance and the Arizona Winegrowers Association. Participating wineries, food trucks and other vendors is will be announced soon.

“Wine’s economic impact on our state demands more resources to defend, protect and grow this incredibly delicate, yet robust industry in Arizona,” said David Baird, festival director and co-owner of oDDity Wine Collective. “Guests fly in from all over the world to attend this festival. For many people, the first time they understand the depth of Arizona wine is at our festival. We’re honored to be a conduit for that magic.”

General Admission tickets for the Verde Valley Wine Festival are available on-line for $35 in advance and $45 at the festival. VIP tickets are $125 and get you early entry at 11 a.m., access to the VIP Lounge, additional tastings and a swag bag. Platinum VIP tickets are $199 and include dinner and live auction on Friday May 8th. Festival goers are encouraged to spend the night and accommodations for glamping are available on the website.

Clarkdale Town Park is at 1001 Main St. Clarkdale.

 

 

 

Arizona Vignerons Alliance to host 1st annual Alliance Symposium and tasting

The newly formed non-profit Arizona Vignerons Alliance will be hosting its 1st Alliance Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 5th 2016 at The Farm at South Mountain. The day long symposium will include educational seminars, a picnic lunch with a live auction and concluding with The Grand Tasting.

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Photo courtesy of Miguel Guzman

what is the Arizona vignerons alliance?

The Arizona Vignerons Alliance (AVA) was formed in early 2016 to help protect the integrity of Arizona wines with the help of winemakers and growers providing consumer education. Through their submission process in the spring, 65 wines from 17 wineries were awarded the AVA certification.

Photo courtesy of Miguel Guzman
Photo courtesy of Miguel Guzman

Alliance Symposium schedule and tickets

The 1st Alliance Symposium will offer attendees a unique opportunity to hear about what makes Arizona vineyards and wines special in local, national and international wine community. After listening to the seminars attendees can take what they’ve learned and taste the wines to see for themselves. There are 2 ticket options available for the event.

The Full Magnum ($165.00/ticket)
9:30-10 a.m. Check in Donuts & Coffee
10-11 a.m. Seminar 1: Exploration of growing regions through wines with Pavle Milic
11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Seminar 2: Digging into Arizona’s Wine Regions with Elaine Chukan Brown aka Hawk Wakawaka
12-2 p.m. Rosé Picnic & Live Auction in the Stone Grove at The Farm
2-5 p.m. Grand Tasting: Sample Arizona’s Alliance certified wines and meet the makers behind your  favorite Arizona wines.

The Split ($65.00/ticket)
2-5 p.m. Grand Tasting: Sample Arizona’s Alliance certified wines and meet the makers behind your favorite Arizona wines

To purchase tickets, see a list of certified wines and get more information please go to http://arizonavigneronsalliance.org/#events

The Farm at South Mountain is at 6106 S. 32nd St. Phoenix 85042