Carlson Creek Vineyard celebrates 3 years
Cheers to Carlson Creek Vineyard who will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate its third anniversary this Saturday, February 16, 2013, at its tasting room, 115 Railview Avenue in Willcox from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Food, music, and wine will mark the milestone for the winery. Limited amounts of their vintage wines—including Carlson Creek Sauvignon Blanc and the vintage Syrahs—will be available for sale during the celebration.
Camp Verde celebrates local wine & pecans
Wine, live music, art, antiques, and contests will be featured at Camp Verde’s Pecan, Wine & Antique Festival, February 15-17, on Main Street in Camp Verde (just off I-17). Over a dozen wineries—including Arizona Stronghold, Alcantara Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars, Caduceus, and Burning Tree Cellars. For a $15 entrance fee, receive a commemorative wine glass, entrance into the Fort Verde State Park, and five wine tasting coupons. Additional tastes or glasses of wine may be purchased.
Arizona Beer Week begins in Phoenix
Arizona Beer Week kicks off with the 13th Annual Strong Beer Festival, at the Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on February 16, 2013, 1:00 to 5:00pm. Strong beers (those with high alcohol content) are the focus at the festival, but there will also be a variety of craft beers, as well as specialty styles and unique brews. Festival-goers will receive a commemorative 4 oz. tasting glass and 15 tasting tickets for the price of admission. Arizona Beer Week is celebrated February 16-23.
Callaghan Library Tasting
Check out Callaghan Vineyard’s annual tasting of older vintages, some of which will be for sale. The February 23 event (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) will focus on Callaghan vintages from 1999 to 2006. The last bottles of ’02 and ’03 will be included. Cost is $20 per person. Callaghan Vineyard is situated in the Sonoita/Elgin region; its first vintage was 1991.
Barrel Tasting at Lightning Ridge
On Saturday, March 9, 1:00 p.m., Lightning Ridge Cellars in Elgin will hosts the fourth annual Barrel Tasting in its beautiful old-world style barrel room, featuring 6 wines from its 2011 and 2012 vintages. Catered Italian hors d’oeurves will be served. Cost is $45; reservations are required as seating is very limited. Sign up in the tasting room, email, or call: Ann@LightningRidgeCellars.com, 520-455-5383.