Press Release… Winefest…
The Sedona Winefest 2010
Sedona Winefest 2010 scheduled for Sept 25 and 26
“The AZ Wine Tasting Event of the Year”
The Winefest……Sat & Sun at the Airport
September 25 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fee to Enter)
September 26 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Fee to Enter)
The weekend of September 25 and 26 will be a busy one at the Sedona Airport. Sedona Fair, Inc, the non-profit, which produced the Sedona Community Fair in 2008 and 2009, will produce the 2010 Sedona Winefest on the last weekend of September. The event will be located on airport mesa, taking advantage of the substantial parking available at the airport, as well as spectacular views. The Winefest will be joined by the airport’s traditional airport open house and fly in, and the classic car show, which will also be held on the 25th. The full scale Community Fair will return in September 2011 after the new airport restaurant has been built and is open to the public. Currently, the new restaurant is under construction.
The two-day wine festival, which celebrates the wine growing industry of Arizona, particularly the wineries in the Verde Valley, is being sponsored by Sedona Airport as a community service. The Sedona Winefest will feature great wines from local and surrounding Northern Arizona wineries. The entry fee of $12.00 will include an 18-ounce commemorative Winefest glass and 6 tasting tickets. ($10 for Seniors, 65 and over.)
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase wine by the case, bottle and by the glass from all the participating wineries.
Patrons will delight in tasting wines from Freitas Vineyard, Javelina Leap, Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards, Jerome Winery, Bitter Creek Winery, Page Springs Cellars, Arizona Stronghold, Alcantara, Pillsbury Wine Co., Oak Creek Vineyards, Juniper Well Ranch Vineyards, & Carlson Creek Vineyard.
The Sedona Arts Center will be also be at the winefest with their “Artists in Action” program – where over a dozen artists who are also instructors at the art center demonstrate their artistic skills, Visitors will be able to join in and get on the pottery wheel to see if they can create a masterpiece.
The popular wine lovers magazine, Arizona Vines & Wines, will be on hand as well as an olive oil tasting booth and several vendors to enhance your wine experience. There will be a raffle both days, with prizes from participating wineries and local restaurants.
The Sedona Winefest pavilion will include a food court with a variety of menu items and snacks throughout the day. Gourmet food will also be served by Dahl and DiLuca and The Grille at ShadowRock at the Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa.
There will be an area for patrons to sit, sip wine and enjoy food and live music. Scheduled on Saturday is Steve Douglas’ gypsy jazz trio, ZAZU, and on Sunday, patrons will enjoy the popular trio Soundscape Sedona, featuring Susannah Martin.
The Sedona Art Center’s school of art will host an adjacent pavilion with artists demonstrating the many modes of art taught at the school.
Currently, the organizers, Shondra Jepperson, Sandy Moriarty, and Al Comello are seeking sponsors who wish to participate in this event. “We envision the Sedona Winefest growing to major event status over the next few years, attracting thousands to Sedona to taste and rejoice in the fine wines produced near Sedona and around the state,” commented Moriarty, the Winefest director.