On November 1st, 2010 governor Jan Brewer is set to proclaim the week of October 30 to November 6th as “Arizona Wine Week”. There are a number of events planned for the week including a 5K run on October 30th in Phoenix. On November 5th Quiessence Restaurant at The Farm at South Mountain will host the Arizona Grower’s reception. This event will provide guests with a special opportunity to meet and mingle with wine makers in a casual but intimate setting. The event will feature Hors d’ouevres by Executive Chef Greg LaPrad.
Then on Saturday November 6th the big celebration starts, the Festival on the Farm. The festival will feature live educational seminars, wine tasting with more than 20 Arizona wines, a picnic lunch prepared by The Farm kitchen, Live music from internationally renowned singer song writer Paris James and a silent live auction of wine.
Throughout the week there will events held at various locations you can check back right here with The Weekly Wine Journal for updates on those events.
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Good for Jan! It’s about time Arizona wines were back in the state spotlight. I will be pouring for Rancho Rossa at the event at The Farm at South Mountain on 11/6. Let’s all get out and support our many wonderful boutique AZ wines.