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Arizona Wine Education • Grand Tasting • Arizona Wine Sale

It is a full day of wine experiences you won’t forget! In the morning, enjoy two educational tasting panels with industry professionals and guest panelist, Doug Frost, wine consultant, writer, and one of only four people in the world to hold both Master Sommelier and Master of Wine titles.

VIP Pre-event Winemaker lunch (Saturday, November 18, noon- 2 pm)
Kick off the Symposium on Saturday with an intimate lunch at Bar Bianco with your favorite Arizona winemakers!

Symposium Panel Tasting Topics (Sunday, November 19 from 10 am – 12:15 pm):
Wild Grapes: Winemakers and guests discuss and taste esoteric grape varieties growing ad thriving in Arizona, such as Mourvedre, Vermentino, Petit Manseng, Aglianico, Graciano, Sagrantino, Tannat and Vranac.

Arizona Against the World: A comparative regional tasting of Arizona-produced varietals against the same varietals from other regions of the world. Led by Arizona winemakers and guests.

Rosé Lunch and Auction (Sunday, November 19 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm):

After the symposiums, savor a lunch from The Farm at South Mountain paired with your favorite Arizona rosé and one of the liveliest auctions ever (we mean it).

Grand Tasting and Arizona wine Sale (Sunday, November 19 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm):
In the afternoon, join us for a grand tasting of all-Arizona wine from your favorite Arizona wineries. Purchase some to take home!
Spend the entire day with us or join us for whatever part you love best.

Event schedule:*
VIP pre-symposium event, Saturday, November 18:
Pre-symposium winemaker lunch at Bar Bianco, from noon – 2pm!
All VIP ticket holders are welcome to join us for an intimate lunch from the Bianco restaurant with Arizona winemakers from around the state.
Symposium, Rosé lunch and Grand Tasting, Sunday, November 19:
10:00 am: Symposium 1 begins
11:15 am: Symposium 2 begins
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Wine-paired lunch and auction begins
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Grand tasting and Arizona wine sale
*Schedule subject to changes

Participating Wineries (updated as confirmed):

Bodega Pierce
Caduceus Cellars
Callaghan Vineyards
Chateau Tumbleweed
Deep Sky Vineyards
Dos Cabezas Wineworks
Golden Rule Vineyards
Los Milics
Rune Wines
Salvatore Vineyards
Sand Reckoner Vineyards
Southwest Wine Center
The Oddity Wine Collective

Photo by Lauren Saria