Kief-Joshua Vineyards






Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, March 10-11, 2018

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ELGIN OR BUST


In celebration of the 38th anniversary of Arizona’s original American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the 7th Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 18 Arizona Wineries in one location, on March 10th &11th, 2018, from 11 am to 5 pm at Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611.  The event will also feature a Blues festival with four top Tucson area Blues Bands.

Tickets': Promo code Kief= 10% off.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-southeast-arizona-wine-growers-music-festival-7th-annual-tickets-38535938028

Saturday,

March 10th & Sunday, March 11th, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Rain or Shine
(festival gates open at 10am)
Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Rd, Elgin AZ 85611

The two-day event includes 18 of Arizona’s top wineries and acclaimed winemakers. Bring your friends and family out to sample Arizona’s finest vintages!

Musical performances take place all day!
Local vendors will provide a variety of food, art, jewelry and more!


2018 Featured Wineries & Wine Makers:

  • Alcantara
  • Arizona Stronghold
  • Caduceus
  • Callaghan
  • Carlson Creek
  • Cellar 433
  • Deep Sky
  • Golden Rule
  • Keeling Schaeffer
  • Kief-Joshua
  • Lightning Ridge
  • Page Springs
  • Pillsbury
  • Rune
  • Sonoita
  • Su Vino
  • Village of Elgin
  • Zarpara

MUSICAL LINE-UP

Saturday: 11-2  Cat Daddy and the 12 Barz Blues

Saturday: 2-5 Black Cat Bones Blues Band

Sunday: 11-2  Angel Diamond Blues Band

Sunday: 2-5 The Usual Suspect Blues Bands

 

FOOD VENDORS

Las Vigas Steak Ranch Mexican Cuisine

Russell Compton Texas BBQ

 

Retail Vendors (more to come!)

Udderly Natural Products

Untamed Confections

Poof ITza Gift

Sogno Toscano Tucson Dream

Elksong Jewelry

Sunshine Specialty Foods

Slash Z Photography

Gisselle Billeaudeau

SAS-Z Nuts

Santana's Black Label Gourmet Foods

Cutco Cutlery

Tickets include: a souvenir wine glass and 10 wine sampling tickets. Additional sampling tickets available at the event.

Tickets purchased in advance are sold at a discounted rate, available at www.azgrapes.eventbrite.com

Tickets will be also be available at the door for $30.00 each.

  • Free Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Must be 21+ to drink
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome

 

For information about the Wine Festival, please call Kief-Joshua Vineyards at 520-455-5582 or email us at kjvineyards@gmail.com.

 

Directions:

Festival gates will open at 10 am.  

The tasting room at Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Elgin is open seven days a week (11am-5pm) and is located at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ. The Sonoita Wine Trail is Arizona’s original and oldest wine-growing region. The festival is a perfect and affordable event for the entire family.

From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #281-- Rte 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83 until you come to Elgin Road (mile marker 28) and turn left. Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7 miles on your left.

From Sierra Vista: I-90 to Rte 82 West, turn left on Upper Elgin Rd., the winery is 1 mile past the bridge on the right.

  • For more information, email: kjvineyards@gmail.com or call: 520-455-5582.

Photo Compliments of Jenelle Bonfield of Scottsdale Foothill Magazine



A Festival at the vineyard with food, fun, wine and just a general great time!




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Professional Chili Cook-off with Winemaker Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge Set for April 21st and 22nd at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards will once again host the non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) in a professional two-day Chili cook-off, where cooks from the Southwest will be competing for a spot in the national challenge, on April 21st and 22nd, from 11 am to 5 pm.

 

For added fun, four winemakers will also be competing in a faux-episode of Food Networks hit show “Chopped.”   Ann Roncone of Lightning Ridge Cellars, Gary Reeves of the Village of Elgin, and Lori Reynolds of Sonoita Vineyards and Kief Manning of Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be competing and pouring tastes of their wines.

 

For a $10 donation to Rotary, guests can also taste the competition chili and People’s Choice chili’s on Saturday and Salsa on Sunday with all proceeds donated to Mountain Empire Rotary.  We’d like to encourage entries into the People’s Choice Chili Cook-off at no charge, where guests can earn prizes for winning the contest. 

 

Saturday:

11 am to 2 pm  Chili Tasting (or while supplies lasts) 

11 am to 2 pm Live Music by Blaine Long (team Blake on the Voice). Mostly original songs!

1 pm  Professional cooks turn in chili for Judging

2 – 4 pm  Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge

 

Sunday:

11 am to 2 pm  Salsa Challenge (or while supplies lasts)

1 pm  Professional cooks turn in chili for Judging

11-5 Whiskey and Wine Presented by Elgin Distillery and Kief-Joshua Vineyards

 

The cost is $15 for five wine tastings.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at www.kiefjoshua.eventbrite.com  For more information, please contact Kief-Joshua Vineyards at kjvineyards@gmail.com or call 520-455-5582.

 

From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #281-- Rte 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83 until you come to Elgin Road (mile marker 28) and turn left. Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7 miles on your left.

From Sierra Vista: I 90 to Rte 82 West, turn left on Upper Elgin Rd., the winery is 1 mile past the bridge on the right.

 

Media Contact:
Charlene Manning
Kief-Joshua Vineyards, President 520-455-5582 www.kj-vineyards.com

https://www.kiefjopshua.eventbrite.com


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Dinner In the Vines, June 21st

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Magdelena Bash Harvst Festival, August 25th, 11 to 5

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Whiskey and Wine in the Old West at Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Willcox , March 31st

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Willcox and Elgin Distillery team up for a fun-filled afternoon of “Whiskey and Wine” tasting on March 31st, from 11 am to 5 pm at the KJV Willcox tasting room, located at 4923 El. Arzberger Road, Willcox, 85643.

 

The Elgin Distillery was named Arizona Distillery of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and it produces World class handcrafted Arizona Bourbon & Rye, Brandy, Rums, Vodka, Gin.  Kief-Joshua Vineyards is pleased in to invite The Elgin Distillery to their brand new Willcox tasting room, and hope you can join us for a day of celebration.

 

The cost of the event is $20 for a souvenir wine glass, 5 wine tastes, a shot glass, plus  5 distillery tastes.  For information, please call Kief-Joshua Vineyards at 520-455-5582 or email kj-vineyards@gmail.com

 

Directions: 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.


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Professional Southwest Regional Cook-off, April 21st and 22nd

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Past Events

7/31/2017 - Grapes and Goodies: Tricks and Treats at the Kief-Joshua Vineyards
2/1/2009 - Kief-Joshua Wines Served at Wriggley Mansion
8/1/2008 - Pressing Grapes in 2008
3/1/2008 - 2009 Tempranillo