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Kokopelli Krunch

Wine, Stomp Competitions And Family-Friendly Events At Kokopelli Krush

Who knew you could combine wine, beer and plenty of family-friendly events? Now in its 11th year, Kokopelli Krush is an event suitable for the entire family — featuring live entertainment, games, a kid’s play area, the Krush stomp competitions and wine and beer.

The longest running wine event in the state, Kokopelli Krush offers wine from a dozen local wineries in the Arizona Wine Gallery. Aside from Kokopilli Winery, wineries include:

  • Alcantara
  • Lawrence Dunham
  • Javelina Leap
  • Arizona Stronghold
  • Kief-Joshual
  • Kieling Schaffer
  • Su Vino
  • Studio Vino
  • Carlson Creek
  • Page Springs
  • Callaghan Vineyards

As for the Krush stomp competition, teams of two will compete daily for prizes. The winner of the championship round will have the chance to choose from: a five day/four night Carnival cruise for two, round-trip tickets for two on Southwest Airlines, or a two-night trip for two to Las Vegas with flights and hotel included. Sound like something you’d like to do? Register in advance online for $15 per team or at the door for $20.

A percentage of the proceeds from Kokopelli Krush, sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Chandler, San Tan Sun News and the Chandler Hilton, will go to the American Cancer Society.

For more information about Kokopelli Krush, visit kokopelliwinery.net.


Daily schedule for Kokopelli Krush:

Friday, October 19

5 p.m. Doors open; Visit Krush Arena, AZ Wine & Beer Gallery & kids play area
5-7 p.m. Live entertainment
7-7:15 p.m. Introduce Grand Marshall and featured AZ Winemakers
7:15-8:30 p.m. Krush Heat 1
8:30-11:30 p.m. Live entertainment
11:30-11:45 p.m. Introduce Grand Marshall and featured AZ Winemakers
11:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Krush Heat 2 & last call
12:30 a.m. Kokopelli Krush closed for the night

Saturday, October 20

11 a.m. Doors open; Visit Krush Arena, AZ Wine & Beer Gallery & kids play area
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Live entertainment
2:30-2:45 p.m. Introduce Grand Marshall and featured AZ Winemakers
2:45-3:30 p.m. Krush Heat 3
3:30-6:30 p.m. Live entertainment
6:30-6:45 p.m. Introduce Grand Marshall and featured AZ Winemakers
6:45-8:30 p.m. Krush Heat 4
8:30-11:30 p.m. Live entertainment
11:30-11:45 p.m. Introduce Grand Marshall and featured AZ Winemakers
11:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Krush Heat 5 & last call
12:30 a.m. Kokopelli Krush closed for the night.

Sunday, October 21

11 a.m. Doors open; Visit Krush Arena, AZ Wine & Beer Gallery & kids play area
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Brunch
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live entertainment
2-2:15 p.m. Introduce Grand Marshall and featured AZ Winemakers
2:15-3 p.m. Krush Heat 6
3-3:30 p.m. Krush check in, all heat winners
3:30-4:30 p.m. Championship Krush Off
5 p.m. Kokopelli Krush closed until next year

If You Go: Kokopelli Krush

Where: 35 W. Boston St., Chandler
When: October 19-21, 2012
Tickets: $15, includes one drink ticket or an Arizona wine tasting
Contact: (480) 792-6927
Web: kokopelliwinery.net
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Arizona Wineries: Southeast Arizona

map of southeast arizona wineries

Looking for a good idea for a weekend getaway? Then visiting the wineries of Southeastern Arizona is the perfect trip for you.

  1. Crop Circle

    3052 N. Fort Grant Rd.
    (888) 833-5951
    January 1 – May 31: Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    June 1 – Dec 31: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  2. Coronado Vineyards

    2909 E. Country Club Dr.
    (520) 384-2993
    Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  3. Keeling-Schaefer Tasting Room

    154 N Railroad Ave.
    (520) 824-2500
    Thursday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  4. Fort-Bowie Vineyards

    156 N. Jefferson St.
    (8880 299-5951
    Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  5. Colibri Vineyards

    2825 W. Hilltop Rd.
    (520) 558-2401
    by Appointment

  6. Carlson Creek Vineyards

    115 Railview Ave.
    (520) 766-3000
    Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  7. Keeling-Schaefer Vineyard

    10277 E. Rock Creek Ln.
    (520)824-2500
    by Appointment