The following is a press release issued by my wine friends at Lawrence-Dunham Vineyard just outside of the city of Willcox. Enjoy!
Explore the “Grape to Glass” journey at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ Wine Symposium
PEARCE, AZ –Vineyards are lush with grapes and it is time to party before the harvest frenzy begins. Escape to the cool mountain area in Southeastern Arizona with two events, one great day August 3rd as the vineyards’ gates swing open at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards.
The grape journey from the vineyard into wine will be celebrated at the 4rd annual Grape to Glass Wine Symposium from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards 13922 S. Kuykendall Cutoff Road, Pearce, AZ. Following the Symposium the After Party Vineyard Concert and Dancing kicks the celebration into high gear. Registration for the Symposium is required and attendance limited. The After Party is included in your registration of $65.00.
No registration is required for the After Party Concert from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The fee at the gate is $10.00 per person which includes three wine tasting tickets. The After Party features the blues and funky soul sounds of Buzz and the Soul Senders. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy the music. LDV wines will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
“Harvest is a critical point in the journey from grape to glass as it culminates the growing season and begins the transition to the winemaking process,” said Curt Dunham owner/winemaker at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards.
The Symposium includes a tour of the vineyard/winery with the winemaker and gourmet lunch paired with Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ wines. Featuring locally-grown vegetables, cheeses and produce as well as mesquite grilled beef and salmon paired with the winery’s highly-rated wines. Unique to this event is the state’s largest tasting panel. Participants taste and evaluate different barrel blends by the winemaker.
Register for the Grape to Glass Symposium at 602/320-1485 or pay online at http://www.lawrencedunhamvineyards.com/Symposium-PayOnline.html. Learn more about the winery visit www.LawrenceDunhamVineyards.com.