Run/walk through Elgin vineyardsby Bonnie Lewis on Oct. 20, 2011, under Arizona wines, EVENTS, Sonoita/Elgin region, Wine Events, Wine people, Wine Tasting
So who’s with me? Team Tucson will be running/walking the Arizona Wine Growers Association Grape Stomp 5K in the Sonoita/Elgin region this Saturday, October 22, 2010, starting at 8AM. Just head on over (about an hour from Tucson via I-10). We’ve tagged ourselves to the Kief Joshua Vineyards team; hope they don’t mind that we’re not speedy…we just like to work a little for our wines (and they serve awesome omelets on Sundays on their tasting room patio)!
Registered participants may pick up their race materials as early one day prior to the 5k at Dos Cabezas Wineworks between 12pm-4pm, but you can arrive as early at 7am at Callaghan Vineyards to complete the registration process if you have not yet done the deed. Complimentary shuttle service will then take runners/walkers to the starting line. Each participant receives a running tote bag containing a t-shirt, wine glass, and discount coupons and other information on local businesses. the complimentary glasses can be used at all of the local wineries for a discount on tastings. The race will wind through the Rancho Rossa Vineyards, then down Elgin Road toward Callaghan’s for awards and festivities.
Proceeds from The Great Arizona Grape Stomp 5K Fun Runs benefit the Arizona Wine Growers Association, which serves grape growers and winemakers in Arizona, allying its members for representation, promotion, and education. The association strives to advance with integrity the sustainable growth and production of authentic Arizona-grown wines.
Here’s to all who run/walk/cheer us along this weekend in the vineyards of the Sonoita/Elgin region. After the effort, we shall all be poured some awesome grapes—Arizona wines for sure. Cheers!