When listing the great wine country of the world, one usually doesn’t think of Arizona. We get it. Most people think of desert mesas and amazing Southwest foods, but there is a growing vintner movement in our state that could allow us to rival Napa Valley for the premier wines in the world.
April 16 and 17, celebrate the burgeoning wine culture of Arizona at the 3rd annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival. The event is held on Kief-Joshua Vineyards, Arizona’s original and only American Viticulture Area (AVA), and features 20 local wineries. Learn about the cultivation of the Arizona grape, speak with winemakers about what makes their vintages unique, and sample the best wines that Arizona has to offer. The festival will also feature wine releases from premiere Southern Arizona vineyards, so you can be on the forefront when it comes to discovering a new wine.
If you need a break from imbibing, it’s time to feast. The festival features wonderful food from local vendors and live music to help you burn off the calories. The event culminates in a two-day chili cook-off where chefs compete for spiciest, most original, and fan favorite chili.
Once you’ve found a good wine and tasted great chili, it’s time to celebrate on the golf course. Book a trip with Tucson and Scottsdale Golf Vacations for your chance to experience the best of Southern Arizona golf. Our Tucson and Scottsdale vacation packages allow you access to three rounds of golf on the best courses in Arizona. Each trip can be tailored to your level of play and interests, we’ll work with you to find the best package.
After you’ve booked your trip, it’s time to select a place to stay. You’ll need a place that’s big enough to store your golf clubs and all the wine you buy at the festival. Why get the best of both worlds by combining all the comforts of home with all the luxuries of a hotel? Mountain Vista Real Estate can help. Our luxury rental properties allow you to enjoy rental flats or homes with amazing amenities. Unlike most rental companies, we require no long-term commitment – stay for three days or three months, whatever your vacation requires. Each property comes with a full kitchen, high-speed internet, and cable; so you’ll be set whether you want to stay in or paint the town red.
Whether you’re hoping to uncork some fun at a wine festival or just want to work on your drive, Tucson is the best location for your next vacation.