Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts-goers can sip, sample, and savor local Arizona wine at the Arizona Wine Growers Association’s Arizona Wine Festival, this weekend, March 25-27. Twelve Arizona wineries will showcase their wines and offer tastings, along with sales by the glass, bottle, or case. The wine festival has an admission of $12 that includes six tastings and a commemorative wine glass.
The Arizona Wine Festival will be located on 7th Street, just west of Mill Avenue in Tempe, AZ. The festival is the perfect opportunity for partakers to sample and purchase Arizona wine.
The 2011 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts features more than 400 fine artists and crafts persons displaying and selling their original work amid a street festival atmosphere in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District. The event is the largest festival of its kind in Arizona, hosting as many as 225,000 festival visitors. It consistently ranks among the top 20 festivals in the nation. The event also includes the Festival Jazz Stage, live entertainment, street performers, sports exhibits, Kids Innovation Station, and fun festival food. Sponsored by the Arizona Wine Growers Association.
Arizona wines are growing in stature and have been served at the White House. In 2010, Arizona wines were poured at three separate esteemed James Beard House dinners. More than 20 wines from eight Arizona wineries have scored at least an 88 rating from Wine Spectator.
First Arizona Wine Festival in Tucson
CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room is introducing Arizona-produced wines at the first ever Arizona Wine Festival in Tucson on Sunday, April 3, 2011, from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Ten Arizona winemakers will be pouring their finest—if you haven’t tasted Arizona wines for awhile, come out and be pleasantly surprised! Cost is $15/person; receive $5 off with purchase of over $50, and $15 off with the purchase of a case. For more information about the event call CataVinos at 323-3063.
Mark your calendars…plan to enjoy some mighty fine wines. Cheers.