The 9th Annual Grand Wine Festival, taking place on Saturday, January 27 – Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix, is now expanding by 15,000 square feet with the closure of 6th Street, making it the largest Arizona wine-only event in the state.

Hosted by the Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) and azcentral, the two-day festival, preceded by the sold out Grand Wine Gala on Friday, January 26 where winners of the azcentral Arizona Wine Competition will be announced, will feature more than 30 Arizona wineries pouring over 200 wines, along with live music, food trucks and other local vendors.

“We already have a record number of both wineries in attendance and wines being poured at this year’s festival, but now having the extra space will allow for record-breaking attendance numbers as well,” said Brian Predmore, president of the Arizona Wine Growers Association.

Wineries participating at the two-day Grand Wine Festival (held 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 28) include:

  • Alcantara Vineyards & Winery
  • Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
  • Bodega Pierce Wines
  • Burning Tree Cellars
  • Caduceus Cellars
  • Carlson Creek Vineyard
  • Chateau Tumbleweed
  • Chiricahua Cellars
  • Coronado Vineyards Inc.
  • Deep Sky
  • Dos Cabezas Winery
  • Fort Bowie Winery
  • Four Tails Vineyard
  • Gallifant Cellars
  • Golden Rule Vineyards
  • Hannah’s Hill Vineyard
  • Javelina Leap Estate Vineyards
  • Keeling Schaefer Vineyards
  • Kief Joshua Vineyards
  • LDV Winery
  • Lightning Ridge Cellars
  • Page Springs Vineyards & Cellars
  • Pillsbury Wine Company
  • Saeculum Cellars
  • Sierra Bonita Vineyard
  • Sonoita Vineyards
  • Southwest Wine Center
  • Su Vino Winery
  • Wilhelm Family Vineyards
  • Winery 101
  • Zarpara Vineyard

To purchase tickets to the Grand Wine Festival ($15 for 6 tasting tickets or $20 for 10 tasting tickets), visit grandwinetastingfestival.azcentral.com or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-grand-wine-festival-awards-gala-january-2018-tickets-37988406346.

For more details on the event or the Arizona Wine Growers Association, visit www.arizonawine.org or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT THE ARIZONA WINE GROWERS ASSOCIATION:

The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) serves grape growers and winemakers in Arizona, allying its members for representation, promotion and education.  The association strives to advance with integrity, the sustainable growth and production of authentic Arizona-grown wines and increase awareness of the Arizona industry, which includes 104 licensed and bonded wineries throughout the state.

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