The Verde Valley Wine Festival is Shaking Things Up!

The Verde Valley Wine Festival returns on May 12, 2018.

Northern Arizona's premier wine and food festival is bringing you the best of Arizona’s wineries, breweries, spirits and restaurants, all in one place!

Hosted by Four Eight Wineworks, this year’s non-profit partner is The Clarkdale Foundation.

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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.

New Location

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.

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The Sensational 16: Meet the wineries

This year’s 16 Arizona wineries who will be pouring at the Festival are:

Arizona Stronghold

Bodega Pierce

Burning Tree Cellars

Caduceus Cellars

Callaghan Vineyards

Chateau Tumbleweed

Dos Cabezas

Four Eight Wineworks

 The Verde Valley Wine Festival will be announcing the full list of food vendors, breweries and distilleries in April.

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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.