Kief-Joshua Vineyards






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) and Live Music

11 am to 2 pm.  Music by Blaine Long, mostly originals, Seen on Blake Shelton’s the Voice.

1 pm  Professional cooks turn in chili for Judging

2 – 4 pm  Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge

            Celebrity Judges:

  1. Chef John Hohn (2014 Iron Chef Tucson Winner)
  2. Chef Matt Russell Host On the Menu Live on 104.1 FM, KQTH (who will host his radio show at the event)
  3.  
  4. Master of Ceremonies:TBD

 

 

Sunday:

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

12-3 Live Music By Country Western Singer Caiden Brewer

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.

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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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Past Events

3/13/2018 - Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, March 10-11, 2018
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