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.
Cochise County: 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