Grand Wine Festival Awards Gala
Friday, November 20
The Arizona Republic Presents the Grand Wine Festival Awards, Reception, and Gala Dinner featuring awards presentations to the best wines in Arizona and a silent auction in the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Grand Ballroom. These awards comprise the “Academy Awards” of Arizona wines and will receive widespread media attention. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the Gala Dinner and Awards at 7:00 p.m.
Grand Wine Festival: Tasting & Marketplace
Saturday & Sunday, November 21 & 22
The Festival celebrates the best in Arizona’s four wine growing regions, presenting more than 30 wineries that will pour over 100 wines. The two-day festival offers wine tasting and sales by the glass, bottle, and case. Other programming includes music, chef demonstrations, wine seminars, a small selection of vendors, and a live auction on Saturday. Located on the driving range of the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, festival hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days.
When & Where
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 wines.
The association produces several signature events per year including the Grand Wine Festival & Awards Gala and the Off the Vine Wine Festival in Oro Valley.