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An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival


  • Kief-Joshua Vineyards 370 Elgin Road Elgin, AZ, 85611 United States (map)

In celebration of the 33rd anniversary of Arizona’s original American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the Fifth Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 20 Arizona Wineries in one location, on April 22nd and 23rd, 2017, from 11 am to 5 pm.  The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great wine, food vendors, a professional two-day chili cook-off and live music.

“We are once again bringing together winemakers from all across Arizona,” states winemaker and host Kief Manning. “This year we want to celebrate that on October 26, 1984 the Sonoita/Elgin Wine Growing Region was granted AVA status, making it one of oldest federal government granted viticulture areas in the United States.”

Tickets are $25 and include 10 tastings and a souvenir glass.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite

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