This is a great way to sample many Arizona wines. Not only can you sample them but you can rate them and vote for them.Support the Arizona wine industry. Individual tickets to the event are $10 online or 2 for $15 when purchased at any one of the three locations.
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from the press release
Whole Foods Market® Arizona Announces the 4th Annual Arizona Wine Awards
Phoenix, AZ – The fourth-annual Whole Foods Market Arizona Wine Awards will be held June 22 and 23 at Whole Foods’ Scottsdale, Chandler and Tucson/River Road locations. Twenty local wineries will be represented at the events and guests will be invited to meet with winemakers, learn about the art of winemaking in Arizona and vote for their favorite red and white varietals.
Guests will be invited to sample wines from some of the most renowned and respected local vintners in Arizona and vote on their favorites. Wineries attending include Alcantara Vineyards and Winery, Arizona Angel, AZ Stronghold, Charron Vineyards, Dos Cabesas Winery, Dribble Creek, Four Monkeys Wine, Grand Canyon Winery, Javalina Leap, Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards, Keif-Joshua Vineyards and Winery, Kokopelli Winery, Page Springs Winery, Pillsbury Wine Company, Sand-Reckoner Vineyards, Sonoita Vineyards, Su Vino Winery, Tombstone Winery, Village of Elgin and Zapara Vineyards.
Additionally, participants will be treated to some of the finest breads, cheeses and chocolates from some of the state’s most celebrated purveyors. Representatives from Aunt Abby’s Macaroons, Lulu’s Raw Chocolates, Mediterra Breads, GoodyTwos Toffees, and others will be on hand to complement the wine sampling.
“There are a number of fantastic wineries in Arizona,” Robert Davies, Whole Foods Market wine and beer buyer. “We are proud to host them during this event so they can sample their finest to Whole Foods Market shoppers and wine lovers.
Winners of the 2012 Awards were Oak Creek Vineyards Zinfandel in the red category and Su Vino Summer Rain for white wines. Whole Foods Market will host the overall winners of each category during the 2013 event at exclusive dinners in the fall.
Individual tickets to the event are $10 online or 2 for $15 when purchased at any one of the three locations.
The event schedule is as follows:
• Whole Foods Market Scottsdale: Saturday, June 22 from 11am to 2pm at 7111 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix. Online ticket purchase available – click on the Scottsdale link.
• Whole Foods Market Chandler: June 22 from 4 to 7pm at 2955 West Ray Road in Chandler. Online ticket purchase available – click on the Chandler link.
• Whole Foods Market River Road: Sunday, June 23 from 1 to 4pm at 5555E River Road in Tucson. Online ticket purchase available – click on the River Road link.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.