The Yavapai College Foundation’s Fourth Annual “Art, Wine and Dine in the Verde Countryside” will be held Friday, Oct. 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Chuck Mabery Pavilion at Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale.
Guests will enjoy a tasting reception featuring Arizona wines, followed by the winemaker’s dinner at 6:30 p.m. Eric Glomski of Page Springs Cellars, Corey Turbull of Burning Tree Cellars and John Scarbrough of Cellar Dwellars Wine Company will be carefully selecting wine pairings for the three-course dinner.
This year’s event will be raising funds for the creation of the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College. The state-of-the-art wine education center in the Verde Valley will include a full-production teaching winery and a 17-acre low-water use vineyard.
The Southwest Wine Center will serve as a gathering place for research and education, to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support regional and national collaboration, and train tomorrows vineyard managers and winemakers.
The 2013 Presenting Sponsor of Art, Wine and Dine is Chandler-based Quench Fine Wines, a division of Hensley Beverages.
Reservations are required and ticket are $125 per person. Sponsorships are encouraged and begin at $2,000. Buy your tickets at YC.edu/ArtWineDine.
For those who would like to support the creation of the Southwest Wine Center but are unable to attend the event, please contact the Yavapai College Foundation:
• Linda Buchanan, Verde Valley campus, (928) 634-6530
• Paul Kirchgraber, Prescott campus, (928) 717-7773