Date(s) - Sat, September 16th
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kief-Joshua Vineyards (KJV) is officially opening its gates and inviting the public to join them on September 16th, from 11 am to 5 pm at their Willcox tasting room, located at 4923 E. Arzberger Road. The grand opening will feature wine flights, wines or sangria by the glass, small bites pairings and a local pistachio farmer.
“We had a serious need for more fruit.” says winemaker, Kief Manning. “Since Willcox grows seventy-four percent of Arizona’s wine grapes, and is the source of the most highly rated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator, I felt this property would grant us the most opportunity for fruit quality and abundance. ”
The Willcox area was recently granted AVA (American Viticultural Area) status, meaning this area is now recognized as a unique and distinctive wine-growing region in the United States. The Willcox Wine Consortium consists of at least ten different wineries and tasting rooms, and is a perfect day trip for wine tasting.
$10 grants customers a souvenir glass and 5 (1oz) pours Or $7 if you bring a wine glass. Wine by the glass is discounted to $5 and Sangria $3. For more information, please visit www.kj-vineyards.com or call 520-455-5582.
From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #336 – Take Haskell Avenue to Maley St, head south on 186. Turn right on Kansas Settlement Road. Make a Left on Arzberger (A “paved” road). At Mile marker 3 turn right into Wayward winds and Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be on your left.
Save the dates:
*Magdelena Bash Harvest Festival, featuring new wine releases, two bands, food, vendors and more on Aug. 26th, 11-5 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Elgin.
*The Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 15 AZ Wineries on March 10 & 11, 2018 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Elgin.
* Kief-Joshua Willcox, October 27-29, Hallowine: Grapes and Goodies