Arizona Wine Growers’ Grand Tasting Festival will feature 200 wines

Business News | 18 Jan |

The Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Tasting Festival announced the winery lineup for the 10th annual festival, taking place January 26 & 27, 2019. This two-day wine extravaganza will showcase 244 wines from across Arizona.

The Grand Tasting Festival, now in its tenth year, has grown into a nationally recognized event that attracts over 4,000 attendees from across the state. Attendees at the festival will enjoy some of Arizona’s finest wines, live entertainment, a local purveyor & artisans’ market, and a unique selection of food trucks and concessions. Festivalgoers will have the unique opportunity to discuss the wines they are sampling with the vintners onsite.

“We are excited to welcome Arizona wine enthusiasts to the Grand Festival and look forward to introducing attendees to the diversity and varieties of wine that is offered from all across the state,” said Barb Coons, president of the Arizona Wine Growers Association. “Given the festival’s long history in the community, we are grateful to be back for a tenth year with a reinvigorated festival lineup and the opportunity to showcase our award-winning wines with some of the most dynamic personalities in the industry.”

The largest celebration of Arizona wine in the country will include: 

• Alcantara Vineyards & Winery: 2017 Viognier ▪ 2017 Riesling Dolce ▪ 2016 X-Port ▪ 2016 Petite Sirah ▪ 2016 Mourvedre ▪ 2016 Merlot ▪ 2016 Meritage ▪ 2016 Grand Rouge IX ▪ 2016 Confluence X ▪ 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

• Arizona Stronghold Vineyards: 17 Tazi ▪ 17 Dayden ▪ 17 Mangus ▪ 17 Dala Merlot ▪ 17 Nachise ▪ 17 Dala Cab Sauv ▪ 17 Buhl Vineyard Malvasia Bianca ▪ 17 Bruzzi Vineyard Late Harvest Vidal Blanc ▪ 17 Playa Rojo

• Birds and Barrels Vineyards and Winery: Dolcissimo  ▪ Symphony  ▪ Petit Verdot

• Bodega Pierce & Saeculum Cellars: Sauvignon Blanc Malvasia Bianca Moscato Cabernet Sauvignon Cache’ Emotiva  Athena  

• Bruzzi Vineyard: 2017 Bruzzi Vineyard Vidal Blanc ▪ 2017 Bruzzi Vineyard Merlot ▪ 2017 Bruzzi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ▪ 2017 Bruzzi Vineyard Petite Sirah ▪ 2017 Bruzzi Vineyard Symphony 

• Burning Tree Cellars: 2016 Bonita Cab ▪ 2016 Colibri Grenache ▪ 2016 Colibri Mourvedre ▪ 2017 Colibri Rose’ ▪ 2016 Dragon ▪ 2016 Peddler ▪ 2016 Scapegoat ▪ 2017 Trademarked

• Caduceus Cellars: Caduceus Cellar Nagual de la Naga ▪ Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra Blanca

• Four Eight Wineworks: Four Eight Wineworks White ▪ Four Eight Wineworks Red 

• Merkin Vineyards: Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra Blanca ▪ Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra Red

• Callaghan Vineyards: Love Muffin 2017 ▪ Grenache Rhumb Line 2017 ▪ Claire’s 2016 ▪ Tannat 2016 ▪ NV Red Dessert Wine

• Carlson Creek Vineyard: 2013 Rule of Three ▪ 2013 Sangiovese ▪ 2014 Mouvedre ▪ 2014 Sauvignon Blanc ▪ 2015 Sweet Adeline Riesling ▪ 2017 Rose 

• Cellar 433: Jerome Winery Chardonnay ▪ Jerome Winery Marselan ▪ Winery 1912 Mataro ▪ Winery 1912 Verdelho ▪ Arizona Angel Red Blend ▪ Arizona Angel Aritage White ▪ Arizona Angel Dark Chocolate ▪ Bitter Creek Winery Ace of Pentacles ▪ Bitter Creek Winery 2 of Swords ▪ Sultry Cellars Crop ▪ Sultry Cellars Cat’s Meow

• Chateau Tumbleweed: 2017 Miss Sandy Jones ▪ 2017 Rose ▪ 2017 Le Blend ▪ 2016 Dr. Ron Bot ▪ 2015 Earth Cuckoo ▪ 2016 Cimarron Vineyard Cabernet Franc ▪ 2016 Deep Sky Vineyard Malbec ▪ 2017 Pillsbury Vineyard Fort of Malvasia Bianca 

• Copper Horse Vineyard: Sangiovese Red 2016 ▪ Sangiovese Rosé 2017 ▪ Dry Riesling 2017 ▪ Viognier 2017 ▪ Grenache 2017 ▪ Mourvèdre 2017 

• Deep Sky Vineyard: Black Hole 2015 ▪Aurora 2016 ▪ Nebula 2016 ▪ Supernova 2015 ▪ Constellation 2015 ▪ Eclipse 2015

• Del Rio Springs Vineyard: 2017 Phoenix Fumé ▪ 2017 Blanc de Blanc Brut ▪ 2017 Dolce Bianco ▪ 2017 Ruby Rosé Pinot Noir ▪ 2016 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir ▪ 2016 Cabernet Franc ▪ 2016 Ameritage-Red Wine Blend

• Dos Cabezas WineWorks: 2014 Red ▪ 2017 Meskeoli ▪ 2014 El Norte ▪ 2014 Toscano ▪ 2013 El Campo ▪ 2014 Águileón ▪ 2015 La Montaña ▪ NV Boxcar 1 

• Elgin Winery: Playful Monkey ▪ Sinful Monkey ▪ Naughty Monkey ▪ ENLIGHTENED ▪ Tombstone Red ▪ Bella Rosa ▪ Sangria in a can 

• Flying Leap Vineyards: 15 Mourvedre (Red-Varietal) ▪ 16 Union de Tres Rojos ▪ 15 Cabernet Sauvignon ▪ 16 Graciano (Red – Varietal) ▪ 17 Flying Leap White ▪ 15 Big Red ▪ 17 Duet ▪ 17 Trio ▪ 17 La Flor ▪ 16 Sangiovese Select

• Four Tails Vineyard: 2016 Big Paw Petite Sirah ▪ 2016 Amigos Petit Verdot ▪ 2017 Double Trouble Cabernet Sauvignon ▪ 2017 Short Temper Tempranillo ▪ 2015 Pretty Girl Viognier

• Garage-East: #BreakfastWine ▪ Sonoran Spritz ▪ 2015 Garage-East Red ▪ 2017 Pinot Gris ▪ 2017 ROSE ▪ 2017 Green Wine

• Golden Rule Vineyards: 2016 Cabernet Franc ▪ 2016 Syrah ▪ 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon ▪ 2016 Petit Verdot ▪ 2016 Mourvedre ▪ 2016 Sangiovese ▪ 2017 Reserve Viognier ▪ 2017 Picpoul Blanc 

• Grand Canyon Wine Company: Weekender – 100% Pinot Noir ▪ Adventurer – 100% Grenache ▪ Voyager – 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

• Hannah’s Hill Vineyard: Viognier ▪ Grenache Noir Blush ▪ Aggregate (Tempranillo blend) ▪ Petite Sirah ▪ Petit Verdot 

• Heart Wood Cellars: 2016 Heart – Red Blend of Petite Sirah ▪ Syrah and Tannat ▪ 2016 Petite Sirah ▪ 2016 Syrah ▪ 2016 Love – Red Blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah 

• Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery: 2017 Barbera ▪ 2017 Red Canyon Cuvee’ ▪ 2017 Chardonnay ▪ 2017 Zinfandel ▪ 2017 Tempranillo ▪ 2017 Syrah ▪ 2017 Sangiovese ▪ 2017 Cabernet Franc ▪ 2017 Rockslide ▪ 2017 Petite Sirah ▪ 2017 Legacy Zinfandel ▪ 2017 Hassayampa Cabernet Sauvignon

• Keeling Schaefer Vineyards: 2014 KSV Three Sisters Syrah ▪ 2014 KSV Partners Rhone Blend ▪ 2015 KSV Farmers Mourvedre ▪ 2016 KSV Two Reds Grenache ▪ 2016 KSV Best Friends Viognier ▪ 2017 KSV Puzzle Vine Picpoul Blanc ▪ Coatimundi Sweet Lady Red ▪ Coatimundi Sweet Lady White ▪ Coatimundi Swet Lady Pink 

• Laramita Cellars: 2016 Dos Hermanas ▪ 2017 Roussanne ▪ 2016 Rose ▪ 2017 Arizmo  ▪ 2017 Dos Compadres 

• Lightning Ridge Cellars: 2016 Carignano 2013 Zinfandel 2016 Aglianico 2017 Montepulciano

• Page Springs Cellars: 2017 Vino del Barrio Blanca ▪ 2017 Vino de la Familia Blanca ▪ 2017 La Flor Rosa ▪ 2017 House Mnt. Counoise ▪ 2014 Colibri Mourvédre ▪ 2014 Colibri Syrah 99 ▪ 2017 Vino de la Familia ▪ 2015 House Mnt. Petite Sirah ▪ 2017 Bruzzi Vineyard Vidal Blanc 

• Pillsbury Wine Company: 2017 Pillsbury Rosé ‘One Night Stand’ ▪ 2017 Pillsbury WildChild White ▪ 2016 Pillsbury Chardonnay Reserve ▪ 2017 Pillsbury Pinot Gris ▪ 2017 Pillsbury Viognier ▪ 2017 Pillsbury Malvasia ▪ 2016 Pillsbury WildChild Red ▪ 2016 Pillsbury Grenache Reserve ▪ 2016 Pillsbury Mourvedre Reserve ▪ 2016 Pillsbury Roan Red ▪ 2016 Pillsbury Diva ▪ 2016 Pillsbury Petite Sirah ▪ 2016 Pillsbury Shiraz ‘Guns and Kisses'”

• Provisioner Wines: 2017 Provisioner Red ▪ 2017 Provisioner White ▪ 2017 Provisioner Pink

• Rune Wines: Rose ▪ Viognier ▪ Wild Syrah ▪ Malvasia Bianca ▪ Grenache

• Southwest Wine Center: 2017 Passport ▪ 2017 Malvasia Bianca ▪ 2017 Viognier ML+ ▪ 2017 Red Storm ▪ 2017 Patada ▪ 2017 Synergy

• Su Vino Winery: Pinot Grigio ▪ Summer Rain ▪ Peachy Keen ▪ Razzle Dazzle ▪ Pinot Noir ▪ Malbec ▪ Porto Cocoa

• The Oddity Wine Collective: Minotaur ▪ Siren ▪ Saytr ▪ Centaur 

• Winery 101: 2016 Merlot ▪ 2016 San Franc ▪ 2016 Pinot Gris ▪ 2016 Chillaxin’ ▪ 2016 Rone Ranger ▪ 2016 Super Tucsan ▪ 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon ▪ 2016 Malbec

• Zarpara Vineyard: Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Syrah 2015, Origen 2015, Etapa 2016, Sangiovese 2016

Festival tickets, which include a commemorative wine glass and tiered sampling, begin at $25 per day for 6 samples. Regular admission tickets, which do not include wine tastings, will cost $15 per day at the gate. Advance sale discounts are available through January 24, online. 

The Grand Wine Gala & Awards will kick off the weekend of festivities on Friday, January 25th at the Orange Tree Golf Club. The Gala will feature a three-course dinner, exclusive batch wine pouring from the winemakers, live music, and a raffle. Guests will be seated with their favorite winemakers and proprietors in an intimate setting, taste personally selected wines and delicious wine country cuisine. The evening’s highlight is the awards ceremony recognizing the winners from the azcentral Arizona Wine Competition.  

Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Wine Gala & Awards 

When: Friday, January 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 

Where: Orange Tree Golf Club (10601 N 56th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85254) 

Cost: $125/person 

Online: https://www.saaca.org/awgagrand-gala.html  

Arizona Wine Growers Association Grand Wine Festival 

When: January 26, 2019 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) & January 27, 2019 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 

Where: Heritage Square (113 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004)  

Cost: One Day Admission (no tasting tickets): $15,  One Day Admission (6 tasting tickets): $25, One Day Admission (10 tasting tickets): $35,  One Day Admission (15 tasting tickets): $45, Purchase at the door for $20 admission + tasting tickets 

Online: https://www.saaca.org/awgagrandtastingfestival.html  

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