Escape the Phoenix heat, and head east to Pinetop, for wine and cool temperatures.
The following is a press release issued by the Arizona Wine Growers Association.
Festival goers can sip, sample and savor local Arizona wine
Pinetop, Ariz. – The Arizona Wine Growers Association will host the Wine in the Pines Festival June 13-14, 2014. Located at Charlie Clark’s Orchard in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, this festival will showcase the best wines of Arizona. The festival will take place in a charming and beautiful orchard beneath apple and cottonwood trees. The grand tasting of the Wine in the Pines Festival will take place on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The inaugural event was enthusiastically praised and the nearly 500 attendees expressed their strong support that the festival become an annual event.
Wine in the Pines will feature fifteen (15) Arizona wineries who will offer tastings, along with sales by the glass, bottle or case. The wine festival has an admission of $25 if purchased by April 30, and $30 pre-sale starting on May 1, which allows entry for both days. Ticket prices will be $35 at the door. The cost of admission includes ten tastings and a commemorative Arizona Wine Growers Association wine glass. To purchase tickets please visit wineinthepines.eventbrite.com. Event is restricted to guests 21 and older. Media and trade passes are available upon request with proper credentials required. To obtain a media/trade pass please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA)
The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) supports grape growers and wineries statewide through education, representation, advocacy, and promotion of Arizona wine and sustainable grape growing. According to a recent study funded by the Arizona Office of Tourism and completed by Northern Arizona University, the Arizona wine industry contributes an estimated economic impact of $38 million. The state’s wines are surging in popularity, earning national acclaim from Wine Spectator, Sunset Magazine and USA Today.
Arizona now has 91 licensed and bonded wineries. Several Arizona wines have been served in the White House, and more than 20 wines from eight Arizona wineries have scored at least an 88 rating from Wine Spectator. In a recent blind taste test featuring several high-profile judges, Arizona wines beat out noted wines from around the world, grabbing three of the top five spots in both the red and white competitions. For more information visit www.arizonawine.org.