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The 7 Best Wine Festivals In Arizona

Rebecca Hanlon
Last Updated: July 31st, 2023

Celebrate wine in Arizona by attending one of the state’s many wine festivals. Some popular Arizona wine festivals are in the fall, while there are plenty throughout the year.

Thanks to the many festivals that take place all over the Grand Canyon State, you and your friends will enjoy local wines and national brands. Some encourage parents to bring the kids with activities that include bounce houses, fast painting, parades, and games.

Just relax and enjoy a variety of sips of white, red, and rosé, including live music, entertainment, and yummy eats at one of the wonderful wine festivals in Arizona.

Top Wine Festivals in Arizona

  1. Tombstone Wine Celebration
  2. Arizona Wine Growers Grand Wine Festival
  3. Sedona Winefest
  4. Wilcox Wine Festival
  5. Kierland Fin Art & Wine Festival
  6. The Phoenix Wine & Food Experience
  7. Verde Valley Wine Festival

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1. Tombstone Wine Celebration

tombstone wine celebration

  • Tombstone City Park
  • October
  • 311 E. Allen Street
  • Tombstone, AZ 85638
  • 520-226-5024
  • Tickets: $25.00

Come with your friends and enter the Tombstone City Parking lot on historic Allen Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. You’ll appreciate the offerings from many Cochise County wineries. The Tombstone food stands will fill your tummy while listening and dancing to live music.

Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and five wine sampling tickets.

Taste some of your favorite wines and discover a new wine you’ll want to take home and share at a later date.

2. Arizona Wine Growers Grand Wine Festival

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Image: Arizona Wine Growers Grand Wine Festival
  • Kierland Commons Main Street
  • November
  • 15205 N Kierland Boulevard
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85254
  • 520-797-3959
  • Tickets: Pre-Sal Admission and Tasting: $35.00, Gate: $40.00

Enjoy the Grand Wine Festival offers wine tasting with over 30 Arizona wineries pouring more than 200 wines, as the largest local wine festival in Arizona.

The festival follows the Grand Wine Awards Ceremony on Friday before the wine festival. Here the Azcentral Arizona Wine Competition winners receive their awards after their announcement.

The festival also offers live music, an artisan marketplace, and food from food vendors and local restaurants. ​

Come early and expect a large attendance. Tickets include eight wine tasting tickets, a commemorative wine glass, and access to all events and activities.

3. Sedona Winefest

sedona winefest

  • Posse Grounds Park
  • September
  • 525 Posse Ground Road
  • Sedona, AZ 86336
  • Tickets: Advance: $35.00, Gate: $45.00

The annual Sedona Winefest is a two-day festival among the red rocks, featuring Arizona wineries, food trucks, live music, and artisan vendors.

Taste wine from the award-winning Arizona wineries. Listen and dance to live music, along with delicious cuisine and various artisan vendors.

The festival runs from 11 to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket purchase includes six wine-tasting tickets to sample any of the 25 wineries. Also included is a commemorative glass.

4. Wilcox Wine Festival

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Image: Wilcox Wine Festival
  • Railroad Park
  • October
  • 157 N. Railroad Avenue
  • Wilcox, AZ 85643
  • Tickets: Saturday: Advance: $30.00, Gate: $40.00, Sunday: $25.00

Come Friday night for a fundraiser from 6 to 9 PM, and the ticket purchase includes dinner, wine tasting with a commemorative glass, eight tastings, and live music.

Fodor’s Travel says the Wilcox Wine Festival is one of North America’s top ten wine festivals. It’s a weekend-long celebration focusing on Arizona wines of the Willcox region.

The festival started more than ten years ago, with four wineries and a little over 250 attendees. Now, it’s grown to 18 wineries, five bands, over 60 art, and craft vendors, multiple food venues, and over 5,000 festival goers.

The fall festival features a Sunday-only activity for attendants to share in tasting wines from Arizona’s largest grape-growing region.

“Cellar Selection Sunday” will offer select Willcox Wine Country Partners a choice tasting of reserve and library wines straight from their cellars. These Wilcox County wines are from the winemakers’ library as past vintages. Festival goers will sample the past and present.

5. Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival

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  • Kierland Commons Main Street
  • October
  • 15205 N Kierland Boulevard
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival is a relatively new festival, with the inaugural Fine Art & Wine Festival happening in 2022, featuring over 100 fine artists and artisans, fine dining, wine tastings, and live musical entertainment.

The Main Street outdoor lifestyle artfully blends dining, shopping, and entertainment. The mixed-use haven offers desired lifestyle brands, fabulous restaurants, and nightlife in the desirable enclave where North Phoenix meets Scottsdale.

In October, over 100 artists from around the globe will assemble on Main Street, making a memorable outdoor gallery. Festival goers can enjoy tasting Arizona’s wine regions with local wineries while strolling along Main Street and listening to live music.

Choose from a selection of gourmet cottage vendors, trendy food concessions, and local confectionaries to complement the festival experience.

6. The Phoenix Wine & Food Experience

the phoenix wine & food experience

  • Salt River Fields
  • November
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Tickets: VIP Lounge: $100.00, Grand Tasting: $65.00, the prices increase $15.00 on event day

You and your friends will cherish colorful moments tasting, savoring, and exploring the Arizona culinary scene, from regional traditions and local trends.

The VIP tickets include a noon entry, allowing you and your guests access to the entire event before general admission doors open.

You receive the Grand Tasting with unlimited samplings, tasting of craft beers, and fine wines. You’ll also have access to the Culinary Demonstration Stage and The Cellar Stage, sponsored by the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association.

And, you’ll have access to The Arizona Wine VIP Lounge, exclusive sampling of Arizona Wines. The VIP tickets sell out with a limited number available.

Grand Tasting has a 1 PM entry and includes unlimited samplings of chef creations from the local restaurants, tastings of craft beer and fine wines, and access to chef demonstrations on the Culinary Demonstration Stage.

You can also attend the sommelier and mixology seminars on The Cellar Stage.

7. Verde Valley Wine Festival

verde valley wine festival

  • Old Town Activity Park
  • April
  • 187 E Pima Street
  • Cottonwood, Arizona
  • 877-649-8893
  • Tickets: General Admission: $35.00, VIP: $99.00

On the fifth festival, The Verde Valley celebrated the region’s recently declared American Viticultural Area (AVA). It means the federal government officially recognized Verde Valley as a grape-growing region. The Verde Valley Wine Festival celebrates with you to showcase what the region offers.

The festival is one of the top wine and culinary events, anticipating more than 20 Arizona wineries, including Arizona brewers and distillers. It also hosts dozens of culinary offerings and local crafters and exhibitors.

The festival opens to VIP ticket holders at 11 AM on Saturday and at noon to General Admission ticket holders, ending at 5 PM. In addition to the wine, food, and arts and craft vendors, festival goers will enjoy live music from local bands throughout the day.

To kick off the weekend’s festivities, there usually is a VIP platinum winemaker dinner on Friday night. A special event will include high-quality wine and culinary choices, an auction, and live music.

About The Author

Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca has been a blogger for over 5 years, before that enjoying a number of jobs to fund her passion for travel. She's taught English as a foreign language, a part-time Barista, a waitress, and a tour guide.

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