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November 14, 2014 - Celebration of the Arizona Wine Growers Winemaker Dinner at
Quiessence Restaurant

The winemaker reception is open to the public but has limited availability. This exclusive evening includes an awards reception followed by heavy appetizersspecially prepared with local produce by Quiessence and Santa Barbara Catering. Each of the winning wineries will be present to discuss their wine and winemaking philosophy. The cost for this special evening is $75 per person. Guests will have an opportunity to mingle and meet the honored Arizona Grower's Cup and Winemaker's Medal award winners while sampling the top scoring wines from the 2014 competition.

November 15, 2014 - Festival at the Farm at The Farm at South Mountain
Don't miss your chance to meet the folks behind the rising Arizona wine movement
and sip the juice from our state's beautiful wine regions! Vino lovers from amateurs to aficionados will love the outdoor interactive events, educational seminars, and live auction at the 6th Annual The Festival at the Farm.

1:00-5:00PM | Grand Wine Tasting
Presented by Arizona Wine Growers Association

  • Arizona wineries offer hundreds of wines for tastings where you can meet winemakers from across the state. Sip and discover the varietals grown in Arizona!
  • Sample delectable bites from some of Arizona's local culinarians!

1:00-4:30PM | Picnic Lunch In The Grove

The Farm Kitchen has prepared a picnic lunch to pair with your favorite wines. When you are ready, please walk over to the kitchen and the folks at The Farm will serve lunch last years choices were:

  • Farm Fresh Seasonal Sandwich with Local and Seasonal Vegetables, Italian Cheese and Organic Field Greens on nine-grain bread
  • Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich with Roasted Chicken Breast, Celery, Green Onions, Pecans, Herb Mayo and Arugula on Baguette
  • Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Freshly Sliced Ham, Cheese, Onions, and Field Greens on nine-grain bread
    (All options are served with a side of pasta primavera and a chocolate chip cookie.)

1:00-3:30PM | People's Choice Award Voting

  • Participate in the People’s Choice awards and help decide this year’s winners with a blind tasting.  Sip from wines pre-selected by participating wineries as the best Arizona has to offer.  Wine education and tasting tips will be provided by AJ’s Cellar Masters.  Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the live auction.

Join us!

1:00-1:30PM | Celebrate AZ Award Winning Wines

  • The Arizona Wine Competition is conducted annually by the Arizona Republic with an expert panel of judges. Taste some of the winners from the 2014 Wine Competition and learn why the judges selected the wine as the best of the best. Each winemaker will provide the vision for the wine, background on how the wine was created, and discuss that vintage's growing conditions that might have influenced the wine's quality.
    Host & Moderator: TBD
    Winemakers: To be determined when the winners are announced!

1:00-3:30PM | Silent Auction

  • Bid on wine, special dinners, gift certificates and more.

1:45-2:45PM | Arizona Terroir: Taste the Difference

  • Arizona’s has three distinct wine regions that are growing grapes and producing wine. Come here from winemakers and growers from each region discuss what grapes are doing well and how the terroir is influencing the flavors of the wine.

    Seminar panelists:
    Cochise County: TBD
    Sonoita/Elgin: TBD
    Verde Valley: TBD

3:00-4:00PM | Live Auction

Amazing auction lots include Chef-Winemaker pairings, vacation packages and wine tasting experiences. The Chef-Winemaker pairings will include an opportunity to bid on a culinary and wine tasting adventure. This year's packages are expected to be similar to the 2013 packages, which included dinners for six prepared by the chef along with wines produced by the winemaker.

A few of the pairings for 2012 were:

Make sure to pre-register at the silent auction in order to qualify for some great giveaways!

5:00PM | Conclusion of The Festival

Tickets and Accommodations

Tickets are now available for the 6th Annual Festival at the Farm
Click here to buy now!!

Questions? Call (623) 236-2338 or send an email to info@arizonawine.org.
Please don’t forget to print out your confirmation or receipt and bring a matching valid ID.

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