11th Annual Sedona Winefest – September 28-29, 2019
Featuring Arizona Wines, Food, Art, Vendors and More!
The 11th Annual Sedona Winefest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Posse Grounds Park in West Sedona. Surrounded by green grass and spectacular views of Sedona’s red rocks, the event will be held in an all-weather circus-sized tent for all to enjoy. ONLINE TICKETS WITH SAVINGS – CLICK HERE!
The Winefest is designed to introduce attendees to a variety of fine wines from 20 Arizona wineries from across the state. The event includes local cuisine, art, music, a variety of vendors, and wine-education seminars. In addition to tasting opportunities, wine will be for sale by the glass, bottle and case. There is no charge for parking.
The Winefest is featuring a “paint-out” on Sunday by local artists from Sedona Arts Center, who will be painting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to promote the SAC Plein Air Festival in Sedona on October. Learn more at www.SedonaArtsCenter.com. The final art will be for sale upon completion of the Best of Show Judging.
Sedona Winefest is a two-day signature fall event rich in tradition tradition in Sedona, celebrating the burgeoning Arizona wine industry, and attracts thousands of guests. “The wine industry in Arizona has not only matured to produce award winning wines, but has experienced robust growth in recent years, to the delight and benefit of many,” said Sandy Moriarty, president of Sedona Fair, Inc., the non-profit organization producing the event.
The Winefest features a selection of delicious and inviting foods to complement the wines. Throughout the tent there are displays of goods and services from vendors, including glass art, jewelry, and wine barrel furniture. There also is the opportunity to win a wide variety of prizes in hourly raffles. The Winefest is designed for both experienced and aspiring wine connoisseurs, with wine education seminars offered at no additional cost. There will be live music on Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. featuring the glam-rock band The Naughty Bits, known for performing the best rock n’ roll, funk and 80’s New Wave favorites.
The Winefest’s location, Posse Grounds Park, was originally used as a staging ground for the Sheriff’s Posse as well as a site for rodeos. Today it is the largest park in Sedona and is home to softball and soccer fields, a bike skills park, tennis/pickleball courts, a basketball practice area, a skateboard park, the community activity and performing arts center, picnic areas and the recently opened Barbara Antonsen Amphitheater.
There now are over 110 wineries, vineyards and cellars throughout Arizona, The Southwest Wine Center, established in 2009, is part of Yavapai College’s Verde Valley Campus, where students enrolling in the Viticulture and Enology Program can earn associate degrees in Viticulture and Enology.
General admission tickets are available online at SedonaWinefest.com at the early bird price of $35 ($40 at door). General admission includes an etched commemorative glass and six tasting tickets. Additional wine tasting tickets will be available on site.
Sedona Winefest is made possible by the City of Sedona, Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Verve Events & Tents, and local media. For more information on the Sedona Winefest, including updated information, visit SedonaWinefest.com.