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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: Northern Arizona

Do you have a penchant for wine and travel? Then visiting the wineries of Northern Arizona is the perfect activity for you. Below is a list of the wineries in Northern Arizona.

  1. Granite Creek Vineyards

    2515 Road 1 East – Chino Valley
    (928) 636-2003
    granitecreekvineyards.com
    Fri–Sun: 1-5

  2. Jerome Winery

    403 Clark Street – Jerome
    (928) 639-9067
    jeromewinery.com
    Mon-Thurs: 12-5 Fri-Sun: 11–5

  3. Caduceus Cellars

    158 Main Street – Jerome
    (928) 639-WINE
    caduceus.org
    Sun-Thurs: 11–6 Fri-Sat: 11–8

  4. Bitter Creek Winery

    240 Hull Street – Jerome
    (928) 634-7033
    bittercreekwinery.com
    Daily: 11-6

  5. Pillsbury Wine Company

    North 1012 N Main Street – Cottonwood
    (928) 639-0646
    pillsburywine.com
    Mon-Thurs: 11-6 Fri-Sat: 11-9 Sun: 12-6

  6. Arizona Stronghold

    1023 Main Street – Cottonwood
    (928) 639-2789
    azstronghold.com
    Mon/Thurs/Sun: 12-7 Tues/Wed: 12-5 Fri/Sat: 12-9

  7. Alcantara Vineyard & Winery

    7500 Alcantara Way – Verde Valley
    (928) 649-8463
    alcantaravineyard.com
    Daily: 11-5

  8. Page Springs Cellars

    1500 Page Springs Road – Cornville
    (928) 639-3004
    pagespringscellars.com
    Sun-Thurs: 11-6 Fri-Sat: 11-9

  9. Oak Creek Vineyards

    1555 Page Springs Road – Cornville
    (928) 649-0290
    oakcreekvineyards.net
    Daily: 11-5

  10. Javelina Leap Vineyard

    1565 Page Springs Road – Cornville
    (928) 649-2681
    javelinaleapwinery.com
    Daily: 11-5

  11. Art of Wine

    101 N. Hwy 89A #B-9 – Sedona
    (877) 903-WINE
    artowine.com
    Mon-Thurs: 10-6 Sat-Sun: 10-8

  12. San Dominique Winery

    I-17 & Cherry Road (Hwy 169) – Camp Verde
    (602) 549-9787
    garlicparadise.com
    Daily: 10-5

  13. Juniper Well Ranch

    10080 W Tough Country Trail – Skull Valley
    (928) 442-3415
    juniperwellranch.com
    By Appt Only

Source: Arizona Vines and Wines