Sedona Winefest returns for 11th year

Lifestyle | 15 Jun |

On September 28 – 29, 2019 the Sedona Winefest will be returning for its 11th annual celebration at the Sedona Posse Grounds Park (525 Posse Ground Rd., Sedona, Arizona 86336). An opening night party will kick things off, followed by a two-day wine festival featuring 25 Arizona wineries, music, food trucks, free chair massages, a Plein Air Paint-Out on Saturday, the Naughty Bits live on Sunday and a variety of artisan vendors.

“As the biggest festival in northern Arizona, we are again expecting record-breaking numbers at this year’s festival,” said Mayor Sandy Moriarty. “Wine, art and music lovers come from across the state to join us for this weekend among the red rocks, as there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.”

Guests are invited to arrive early for the “Jazz It Up Sedona” Opening Night Party on Friday, September 27 at 6pm, which will include an evening of Arizona wine, dinner and jazz with Will Donato of Sound Bites Grill. For more information and tickets, visit www.soundbitesgrill.com.

Following the kick-off soiree, is the famous two-day festival among the Sedona red rocks, held from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29. In addition to tasting wines from 25 of the state’s best wineries, this year’s event ($35/person in advance or $40 at the door, which includes 6 wine tasting tickets and a commemorative glass) will also feature a Plein Air Paint-Out from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, organized by the Artists of the Sedona Arts Center, complimentary chair massages, food trucks, a variety of artisan vendors from across the state, and live music on Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. featuring the glam-rock band The Naughty Bits, known for performing the best rock n’ roll, funk and 80’s New Wave favorites.

Wine lovers are invited to enjoy the latest award-winning wines from 25 wineries across the state, as well as meet with some of the winemakers who will be in attendance from each of the state’s wine growing regions.

Wineries that will be in attendance this year include: 

Alcantara Winery

Arizona Angel

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

Birds and Barrels Vineyards

Bodega Pierce

Burning Tree Cellars

Caduceus Cellars                                                                                                                                                       

Carlson Creek

Chateau Tumbleweed

Deep Sky Vineyards

Del Rio Springs Vineyard

Four Eight Wine Works

Four Tails Vineyard

Grand Canyon Wine Co

Heart Wood Cellars

High Lonesome Vineyards

Laramita Cellars

Merkin Vineyards                                                                                                                                                          

Oak Creek Winery

Oddity Wine Collective

Page Springs Cellars

Provisioner

Southwest Wine Center

Su Vino Winery

Village of Elgin

Winery 101

Winery 1912

Early bird tickets ($35/person including commemorative glass with 6 wine tasting tickets or a two-day pass for $50) are available for purchase beginning July 1 at sedonawinefest.com or can be purchased at the door for $40/person per day (free entry for kids and non-wine tasters). 

For more information on the 11th Annual Sedona Winefest, visit www.sedonawinefest.com or email sedonawinefest2019@gmail.com 

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