Showcasing Verde Valley and Arizona Wines
The Sixth Annual Sedona Winefest, presented by Sedona Pines Resort, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 27th and 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sedona Airport Vista. The Winefest is designed to awaken the senses with a variety of fine wines from many Arizona wineries, with special emphasis on wines from the Verde Valley. The event also includes tasty cuisine, delightful music by talented musicians, an art exhibition presented by the Sedona Arts Center, and features an exclusive Premium Wine Area.
General admission tickets are available online at SedonaWinefest.com at the Early Bird rate of $20.00 for Saturday and $15.00 for Sunday. These same tickets will be available at the door for $25.00 and $20.00 respectively. On Sunday, seniors, students and veterans will be able to buy general admission tickets at the door for $15.00. The general admission includes an etched commemorative glass and six tasting tickets. The Early Bird pricing online for the VIP Premium Tasting Area is $40.00. These tickets are limited in number. If still available, Premium tickets are $45.00 at the door. Each Premium admission includes a stemmed, etched commemorative glass, four premium and four regular tasting tickets.
In addition to the tastings, the wineries will be offering wine by the glass, bottle or case. Extra tasting tickets will also be available for purchase. The Winefest also features a line up of delicious and inviting selection of food to complement the wines. Throughout the tasting area there are also displays of goods and services, plus an opportunity to win prizes at a raffle held hourly.
The Sedona Winefest weekend will delight experienced and novice wine enthusiasts with wine education presentations by experts in the industry on such topics as how wine is made, pairing wine with chocolate and with food, and the difference the wine glass can make in your tasting experience. This year, The Sedona Arts Center is presenting a special exhibition focusing on Plein Air painting with a wine and vineyard theme, as a preview for the their Plein Air Festival to be held October 18th to 25th, 2014.
The VIP Premium Tasting Area serves top tier Arizona wines which are not available in the General Admission area. It includes a special outdoor seating area, an exclusive Art Exhibit presented by the Sedona Arts Center, and small bites from Chef Chris Smith of Seed Restaurant.
The Sedona Winefest has become a fall tradition in Sedona, celebrating the burgeoning Arizona wine industry, and has grown from an attendance of 700 in 2009 to close to 3,000 guests in 2013. The wine industry in Arizona has blossomed to produce award winning wines and has experienced robust growth.
Sedona Winefest is made possible by presenting sponsor, Sedona Pines Resort, as well as its other major sponsors: the City of Sedona, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the Sedona Airport, Verve Tents & Events, Sterling Financial Services, and Elizabeth A McFarland, Attorney at Law.
More information and ticket sales can be found on the website: SedonaWinefest.com