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Golden Rule Vineyards - Vintage Arizona: The Growth, Death, and Rebirth of Arizona Wine
This presentation by historian Erik Berg traces the fascinating - and often amusing - story of Arizona wine from the Spanish Colonial period to the present.
Kief-Joshua - Whiskey and Wine in the Old West
Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Willcox and Elgin Distillery team up for a fun-filled afternoon of "Whiskey and Wine" tasting on March 31st, from 11 am to 5 pm at the KJV Willcox tasting room.
Amerind Museum - Art Exhibit and Gallery Talk by Ed Kabotie
Ed Kabotie (Hopi & Tewa) finds artistic inspiration in all facets of his life, including his Puebloan heritage and the sacred landscape of Northern Arizona.
Kartchner Star Party
The International Dark Sky Association deemed Kartchner Caverns State Park worthy of special designation! Solar viewing during the day, and celestial amazement after sunset.
May 19 & 20
Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival
The festival is a weekend-long celebration, featuring 15 Arizona Farm Wineries from Willcox Wine Country or with ties to the region, top music acts from Phoenix and Tucson, a Street Bistro featuring Dante's Fire from Tucson, over 45 local artists, crafts, and locally grown pistachios and pecans. Get more information and purchase tickets on the Festivals page.
Have you discovered the wines of Willcox Wine Country? Come out and visit our wine tasting rooms where you will find world class wine, grown and produced right here in southeast Arizona.
The many Willcox wineries and wine tasting rooms are only about a one hour drive from Tucson!
Did you know? This area grows 74% of Arizona's wine grapes. It is also the source of the most highly rated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator, with 45 wines rated 88-90 over the past 5 years.
You may want to spend a couple of days here exploring, and there is plenty to do! You'll find a handy travel guide on the Plan Your Trip pages of this website so you can take advantage of everything that this region has to offer.
We put on two wine festivals each year – Spring, the third weekend in May – Fall, the third weekend in October. Our festival was rated by Fodor's Travel as one of the top-ten wine festivals in North America! Each festival is a weekend-long celebration featuring Arizona wines from the Willcox region, fantastic live music, and scrumptious food. The Festivals page has more details.
Big news! The Willcox area was recently granted prestigious AVA status (American Viticultural Area). The designation of the Willcox AVA means that this area is now recognized as a unique and distinctive wine growing region in the United States. Great wine has been made here for years, and now you'll start to see the "Willcox" appellation on wine labels from this region!
If you haven't yet come out to explore Willcox Wine Country, it's always a good time to discover what we have to offer! If you are already familiar, then maybe it's time for another visit to see what's new. There is always a newly released wine getting poured somewhere! We hope to see you soon.