Don’t Miss the Willcox Fall Wine Festival, October 18/19

Willcox Wine Festival

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The Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture announces the 5th annual Willcox Fall Wine Festival on October 18th and 19th, 2014.
Rated by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top 10 wine festivals in North America, the festival is a weekend-long celebration, featuring Arizona wines from the Willcox region; growing 74% of Arizona’s wine grape production and source of the most highly rated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator, with 45 wines rated 88-90 over the past 5 years.
The festival is held in Railroad Park located on Railroad Avenue in historic downtown Willcox, an hour’s drive east of Tucson on I-10, halfway between Phoenix and El Paso. The event will include great food, live music, local vendors, wine and vineyard workshops, and a wine tasting area that will feature 17 Willcox Arizona farm wineries. The event is scheduled, rain or shine, for Saturday and Sunday, 11AM-5PM.
Attendance and parking at the Festival are FREE and open to the public. Wine tasting will be $15 for patrons over 21 and will include six tasting coupons and a commemorative Willcox Wine Country glass. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase along with bottles of wine from the individual wineries.
The Arizona farm wineries featured this Fall: Arizona Stronghold, Golden Rule Vineyards, Carlson Creek Vineyard, Coronado Vineyards, Keeling Schaefer Vineyards, Kief-Joshua, Page Springs Cellars, Pillsbury Wine Co, Sand-Reckoner, Zarpara Vineyard, Passion Cellars, Cellar 433, Bodega Pierce, Flying Leap Vineyards, Aridus Wine Co, Dos Cabezas Wineworks and Caduceus Cellars.
The all new Street Bistro will feature a Tucson favorite, Dante’s Fire restaurant with two separate menus. The Railroad Park Stage will feature Josh & Nicki/Cisco & the Racecars on Saturday, Hans Olson/Ronnie Glover & Trio Rio on Sunday.

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