LB - Home Furnishings Direct 0607

Home | Contact Us | Art & Gallery Guide | Submit Event | Verde News | Villager | Circulars | Today's Ads | Kudos 4 Kids Arts and Entertainment News Guide | Sedona, Az.
Art & ExhibitsBooks & LiteratureNightlife & DatebookFood & DiningMusicMoviesOn StageSee & Do

home : see & do : see & do June 25, 2016

See & Do header art

4/16/2012 8:11:00 AM
Verde Valley Wine symposium a chance to satisfy curiosities
Buzz-Worthy Grapes
The first ever Verde Valley Wine Symposium will be an opportunity for those who are curious about the local wine scene, as well as those who are curious about wine in general to learn why it has become such an important addition to the valley’s landscape
The first ever Verde Valley Wine Symposium will be an opportunity for those who are curious about the local wine scene, as well as those who are curious about wine in general to learn why it has become such an important addition to the valley’s landscape

Tom Pitts
Tom Pitts

Steve Ayers
Staff Reporter

If you have been wondering what all the buzz is about Verde Valley wines and the burgeoning wine industry in general, now is the best chance you will have this year to satisfy those curiosities.

An Saturday, April 28, the Verde Valley Wine Consortium, in conjunction with Yavapai College, Yavapai College Foundation and the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, will host the valley's first ever Verde Valley Wine Symposium at the Hotel at Cliff Castle Casino.

It will be an opportunity to hear from the experts, meet the winemakers and shakers and, if you haven't done so already, sample the wines everyone is talking about.

It is meant to be a learning experience, as well as a good time, while raising funds to continue all the good work being done around the valley as far as the wine industry is concerned.

"We plan on this being the first of many such events," says Tom Pitts, president of the consortium. "We have believed from the beginning that education plays a huge role in growing the industry and this is a way to learn a little while having a lot of fun."

It will also be an opportunity to help build the wine community.

"What has been going on here for the last few years is only getting bigger. We hope the symposium will showcase all the good things that go with a prosperous industry, to those who live here, in hopes they will also become a part of it," says Pitts.

The one-day event begins at 10 a.m. with the symposium, which, in this case, is a gathering of wine lovers, wine experts and winemakers, learning about and discussing wine and all that goes with it.

At 2:30, the wine and hors d'oeuvres will come out while the consortium auctions off all the beautifully decorated wine barrels, on displayed throughout the valley.

The auction (with more wine to be sold off) will be followed at 6 p.m. (or there about) with a wine dinner (featuring valley wines) that any wine aficionado or epicurean will appreciate.

The cost of an entire day's ticket, including the dinner, is $100 for consortium members ($125 for non-member) or tickets can be purchased separately for the wine tasting and auction ($20) or the symposium ($30).

The symposium is a cumulative effort between the Verde Valley Wine Consortium, Tickets are available online at

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Meet and greet City Hall artists Beverly Kievman Copen, Tony De Luz, and Therese Black

•   Pumphouse Poetry and Prose Project presents Cottonwood author/musician Joe Wise 

•   'Finding Dory' a cinematic treat for kids

•   Full lineup of musical offerings this week at Vino Di Sedona

•   Beat the heat with musical menu at Sedona's Sound Bites Grill

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by
Kudos Pickup Location

HSE - Like us on Facebook button
HSE - We want to hear from you
HSE - twitter follow us button

LB - Yavapai Herbal Services

Home | Contact Us | News Tip | RSS | e-News | Site Map | Art & Gallery Guide
© Copyright 2016 Verde Valley Newspapers, Inc. is the entertainment news information source and guide for Sedona, AZ, Cottonwood and Verde Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Verde News Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Verde News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved