The Verde Valley Wine Festival is Shaking Things Up!
Shaking Things Up A Bit:
You may have heard about some of the changes to this year’s Festival. The two major changes are:
One Day Instead of Two
Based on feedback from participating wineries and food vendors, the main festival will be one day only: Saturday, May 12, 2018. We will be hosting a VIP experience for Platinum ticket holders on Friday, May 11, 2018.
Due to the ongoing soil remediation project in Clarkdale, this year’s venue for the Festival is the historic Clarkdale Town Complex, just a short walk from the Clarkdale Town Park at 39 North Ninth Street. VIP ticket holders will have access to the air conditioned historic lounge areas the day of the event. The Platinum Gala Dinner will be held in the magnificent Clarkdale Men's Lounge. Seats are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Sensational 16: Meet the wineries
This year’s 16 Arizona wineries who will be pouring at the Festival are:
Want to Participate in the Big Day?
Volunteers and Business Donations Welcome
The Festival is still on the lookout for local community members to volunteer for a few hours on the day of the event. You don’t need to give up the whole day to help – three hours is plenty. If you’d like to get involved, visit http://verdevalleywinefestival.com/volunteer-registration.
In addition, the Festival is seeking local businesses to donate items for our fundraising auction and 50-50 raffle. The proceeds from these fundraising efforts benefit the Arizona Vignerons Alliance, a non-profit group of Arizona winemakers dedicated to quality and authenticity in Arizona wine. If your business would like to donate items, gift certificates or other packages, send an email to David Baird, Festival Director.