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Sonoita Vineyards Announces 18th Annual St. Martin’s AVA Festival
Event Celebrates 2018 New Releases and American Viticulture Area’s 34th Anniversary
On November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sonoita Vineyards, located at 290 Elgin-Canelo Road in Elgin, Arizona, hosts the 18th Annual St. Martin’s Sonoita AVA New Release Festival and the 34th Anniversary of the Sonoita AVA (American Viticulture Area).
Festivities include blessings of the new vintages, barrel tasting with Sonoita Vineyards, interactive and educational winemaker discussions, vineyard tours, and tastings of new and current releases from local Arizona wineries and vineyards, including:
AZ Hops and Vines
Wilhelm Family Vineyards
Lightning Ridge Cellars
The Village of Elgin Winery
The Elgin Distillery
Dos Cabezas Wine Works
Deep Sky Vineyards
Admission is $35 and includes 15 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.sonoitavineyards.com. Additional festivities include holiday shopping with onsite vendors, activities for children and the “young at heart,” and live music all day long featuring Neamen Lyles, Corey Spector and the Grasslands Band. Two local restaurants, The Steak Out and Roadrunning Wood Fire Pizza, will be onsite with lunch offerings available for purchase.
Coming in 2019, Sonoita Vineyards will celebrate the 41st Annual Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards on Saturday, April 6, 2019; HarvestFest on Saturday, July 27, 2019, and the St. Martin’s New Release Festival on November 9, 2019. More details on these upcoming events will be available soon.
About Sonoita Vineyards: Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, which started in 1974 and now boasts more than 30 acres of vines. The Winery/Tasting Room is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except major holidays). Private tours, tastings, luncheons or special events in the Vintage Room may be arranged. For more, visit www.sonoitavineyards.com .
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