Come enjoy and learn all about Arizona wines at this full day (or half day!) event at The Farm At South Mountain. Featuring two morning symposiums lead by a panel of winemakers and industry professionals. Afterwards, a wine paired lunch will begin followed by a live auction with Auctioneer Todd Ventura and will be featuring wine lots that restaurateurs and collectors won't want to miss! The Grand Tasting will kickoff at 2:00 pm* and guests will enjoy 100% Arizona grown and produced wines from around the state. This event is 21 and older, rain or shine.
Joining us this year is Dr José Vouillamoz, one of the world's leading authority on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through DNA profiling. Swiss grape geneticist of international fame, trained with Prof Carole Meredith at the University of California at Davis (USA), he's the co-author with the two Masters of Wine Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding of the multi-award winning book Wine Grapes (Allen Lane, 2012), the ultimate reference on all the grape varieties that are cultivated in the world. In 2017, he published the reference book Cépages Suisses - Histoires et Origines that was a huge national success. Dr Vouillamoz is also author and co-author of several scientific papers and grape books, such as the Oxford Companion to Wine and the World Atlas of Wine. Dr Vouillamoz is an independent wine expert, wine writer, wine educator and lecturer, as well as a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin, the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux, the Mémoire des Vins Suisses and the Circle of Wine Writers. He will be leading a symposium on Arizona wine grapes - history, origin and future.
Also joining us this year: Patrick Comiskey! Patrick Comiskey is a Senior Correspondent for Wine & Spirits Magazine, where he serves as chief domestic critic for the magazine. He regularly contributes articles devoted to California, Oregon and Washington wine, winegrowing, and wine culture. He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and his work has appeared on in the San Francisco Chronicle, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Decanter, Lucky Peach, and the Robb Report. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is an instructor in the wine business at UCLA, His book "American Rhône", about the history of the American Rhône wine movement, was published in 2016.
10:00 am Symposium 1
11:15 am Symposium 2
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Live auction begins with auctioneer Todd Ventura
2:00 pm Grand Tasting
5:00 pm Event concludes
Caduceus CellarsCallaghan VineyardsChateau TumbleweedDeep Sky VineyardsDos Cabezas WineWorksFour Eight WineworksFour Tails VineyardsGarage-EastLos MilicsMerkin VineyardsPassion CellarsRune WinesSand-Reckoner VineyardsSouthwest Wine CenterThe oDDity Wine CollectiVe
...list is updated periodically!
Full: Both Symposiums, wine paired lunch, live auction & Grand Tasting
Split: Wine paired lunch, live auction & Grand Tasting
Just a Taste: Grand Tasting & Sale
Auction Preview Event: Monday, January 7th, 2019 3:00 - 5:00 pm at Southern Rail
Featuring wine lots from Caduceus Cellars, Calaghan Vineyards, Chateau Tumbleweed, Dos Cabezas, Rune Wines, Salvatore Vineyards and more!
*schedule subject to change
Sat Jan. 129:30 am - 5:00 pm
6106 South 32nd StreetPhoenix AZ,US 85042