Kief ManningTUCSON, Ariz. /New York Netwire/ — Kief-Joshua Vineyards announces that the Second Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 18 Arizona Wineries in one location, is slated for April 20 and 21, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in beautiful Elgin.

The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great food, a professional chili cook-off and live music by Jeordie, daughter of 60’s pop star Melanie.

“We are once again bringing together winemakers from every wine region within Arizona,” states winemaker and host Kief Manning. “The day will provide the perfect opportunity to experience Arizona wines at one location.”

On Saturday, the non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) hosts a professional Chili cook-off. Guests can taste the winning chili with proceeds benefiting the Southern Arizona Community Food Bank.

In addition to wine tasting, Chef Stephen and Tommy DiMaggio’s “On the Road” Cafe will be on site selling chicken wings, pulled pork sandwiches, sirloin steaks and much more for your enjoyment. The food dishes will cost $8 to $10.


From Verde Valley: Arizona Stronghold, Alcantara, Pillsbury Wine Company, Bitter Creek, Arizona Angel, and Jerome Winery.

From Phoenix: Kokopelli and Su Vino Wineries.

From Willcox Wine Country: Keeling Schaefer, Golden Rule, Coronado , Carlson Creek, Zarpara, Sand-Reckoner, Gallifant Cellars and Lawrence Dunham Vineyards.

From Sonoita: Charron, Wilhelm Family, Village of Elgin and Kief-Joshua Vineyards.

The cost of $16 per person includes wine tasting and a souvenir glass. Gates will open at 10 a.m.. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit or call 520-455-5582.

The tasting room at Kief-Joshua Vineyards is open seven days a week 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.

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