Arizona’s Largest Local Wine Festival Finds New Home at Kierland Commons

The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) will partner with azcentral, and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) to present the Grand Wine Festival, Saturday, Nov. 16, 11am–8pm. The largest celebration of Arizona wine in the country, the Festival will feature more than 30 Arizona wineries, paired with live music and dance performances, art […]

Discover AZ Wines: A Lot To Celebrate In Wine Country

By Peggy Fiandaca Though the vineyards are dormant at this time of year and vineyard managers are beginning to think about pruning, there is a lot to celebrate in Arizona wine country. Arizona wines are being recognized at national and international competitions along-side some of the best in the world. Winemakers are bringing home the […]

It’s The Holiday Season – Let’s Entertain

By Peggy Fiandaca Everyone entertains at the holidays. Holidays are meant to be spent enjoying your family and friends not breaking out in hives from stress. For most people, a holiday may be the only time they will entertain during the year. The key to holiday entertaining is preparation. Having a plan in place will […]

Discover AZ Wines: After The Harvest

By Peggy Fiandaca October marks the end of the Arizona grape harvest. As reported by many in the industry, harvest was good. Terrific weather throughout most of the growing season statewide has resulted in better than average yields and high quality grapes. After the harvest flurry, the work turns to winemaking. Did you know that […]

Discover AZ Wines: Harvest Time

By Peggy Fiandaca It is almost harvest time in Arizona’s wine country. Veraisan is in full swing, which is when the grapes turn the lushest shade of purple. Wineries are scrambling to make room for the upcoming vineyard bounty. Everyone is reporting a good grape set and if all goes well, a good harvest, which […]

Discover AZ Wines: Summer Escape To Wine Country

Journey With Us To Discover AZ Wines

By Kathryn M. Miller – There is a long and rich heritage of agriculture in Arizona, but in recent years, there has been a surge in one industry in particular – the grape growing and wine making industry. Arizona is an up-and-coming player in the wine arena. In 2011, Arizona had an estimated economic impact […]