WILLCOX — The Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival continues to grow.
The Willcox Wine Festival starts Friday, May 19, with a special wine dinner for the Willcox Chamber. The Festival, in Willcox’s Railroad Park, opens to the public Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The festival will feature wines from 15 different wineries, and four are offering something new — tasting straight from the barrel. On Sunday, Keeling Schaeffer, Birds and Barrel, Soaring Wines and Strive Vineyard will offer tastings before the wines are filtered and bottled.
On Saturday, there will two seminars. The first is on the history of Arizona wine, by author Erik Berg. And later that afternoon, Berg and Rod Keeling will discuss the impact the late lobbyist Bob Lynch had on the growth of Arizona’s wine industry.
There will also craft beer offerings, with proceeds to benefit the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture; craft, artist and non-wine vendors; and multiple food trucks.
Saturday admission is $35 in advance, $45 at the gate, and includes a commemorative wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. Sunday admission is $30 in advance, $40 at the gate, and includes the glass and tasting tickets.
For tickets go to Willcox Wine Country – Spring 2023 Tickets, Willcox | Eventbrite.