Arizona Hops & Vines in Sonoita celebrates Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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Arizona Hops & Vines in Sonoita is putting on its lederhosen and cranking up the accordion for some blasting oompah tunes to celebrate Oktoberfest.

And what would an Oktoberfest party be without German food, German beer, German music and Arizona wine?

The Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 7, also benefits a good cause.

The winery is partnering with the YWCA to benefit its Your Sister’s Closet program.

Oktoberfest attendees also are asked to bring clothing donations — workplace-ready, gently used or new — that also will go to the program.

The party starts at 11 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. at Arizona Hops & VInes, 3450 Highway 82. Tickets are $20 in advance through or $25 at the door, which includes a souvenir beer stein, six tasting tickets and a food ticket.

Here are some other wine-friendly events heading our way soon:

  • The fall installment of the annual Willcox Wine Festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 at Historic Railroad Avenue Park in downtown Willcox. Fifteen Willcox farm wineries will participate, and the event, now in its seventh year, will feature artists and live performances as well. Details:
  • Later this month, Kief-Joshua Vineyards is getting in the Halloween spirit with its “Grapes and Goodies: Tricks and Treats” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at the vineyard, 370 Elgin Road. Every 12 wine tasters on those days will get a wine-pairing goody; the 13th person gets the trick, as long as supplies last. Details: 1- 520-455-5582.


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