The Arizona Republic Presents the Grand Wine Festival Awards, Reception, and Gala Dinner featuring awards presentations to the best wines in Arizona and a silent auction. These awards comprise the “Academy Awards” of Arizona wines. Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the Gala Dinner and Awards at 7:00 p.m.
Why? A creative collaboration with Arizona Business Committee for the Arts (AZBCA), and the Arizona Wine Growers Association, to highlight and promote independently owned local wineries and showcase their independent expertise. The event seeks to raise awareness of the rich and vibrant agriculture and to showcase the people who have impacted the growing industry.
Tickets include wine samplings from over local Arizona wineries, as well as a three-course dinner, and official announcement of the 2018 tasting winners presentation.