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Autumn in Tucson: Willcox Wine Country Festival

Autumn in Tucson: Willcox Wine Country Festival

Flavors, events, traditions: We share why fall is a season to be savored.

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Drink Wine - No Kill Pima County Fundraiser on Sept. 7

Drink Wine - No Kill Pima County Fundraiser on Sept. 7

No Kill Pima County and CataVinos Wine Shoppe team up for this fabulous fundraiser designed for wine lovers next Sunday, Sept. 7.

August 28, 2014 7:29 pm Photos

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Fruit of the vine ready to be sniffed, savored

Fruit of the vine ready to be sniffed, savored

The area wine industry celebrates the 2014 harvest.

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Arizona winemakers projecting record harvest

Arizona winemakers projecting record harvest

But monsoon storms could still have an impact.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wine fundraiser to benefit No Kill Pima County group

No Kill Pima County is having a “Drink Wine for No Kill Pima County” fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at CataVinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room, 3063 N. Alvernon Way.

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Sip 'n shop: Why more supermarkets will offer wine samples

Sip 'n shop: Why more supermarkets will offer wine samples

Five Tucson-area Fry’s Food stores are adding sampling privileges to their liquor licenses, joining a growing number of supermarkets that invite shoppers to sip some wine.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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vinyard

vinyard

A selection of wines from Arizona Vinyard east of Nogales.

January 06, 2014 11:06 am
Arizona winemakers celebrate late, but strong harvest

Arizona winemakers celebrate late, but strong harvest

Southern Arizona winemakers started harvesting their red wine grapes this week after waiting out heavy late monsoon rains that threatened to kill the fruit’s sugar levels and wreck havoc with bunch rot.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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POPCORN

POPCORN

The circa 1915 popcorn wagon sold for $374,000 in a recent Gooding and Company auction at Pebble Beach, CA.

September 17, 2013 10:05 am
Anthony's gets Wine Spectator award

Anthony's gets Wine Spectator award

Gets grand award.

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Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for Arizona wine growers

Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for Arizona wine growers

WILLCOX - Arizona's newest custom crush facility will process between 170 and 200 tons of grapes this fall, making it one of the largest commercial winemaking facilities in the state.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

Vintner Rob Hammelman, who owns Sand-Reckoner Vineyards in Willcox, will be lead winemaker at the Aridus Wine Company, above. Aridus owner Scott Dahmer says he expects to process some 200 tons of fruit this year from at least 10 Willcox-area wineries.

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Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

Above, the hand-cranked wine press that Hammelman uses in his own Sand-Reckoner winery.

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Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

An exterior shot of the Aridus Wine Company in Willcox. It's a re-purposed apple warehouse. Inside, the Diemme crusher-destemmer set up on the crush pad can process as much as 4 tons of fruit at a time.

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Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

Custom crush operation opens at 'crucial time' for AZ vintners

Scott Dahmer and his wife, Joan, invested $5 million to renovate and equip a 32,000-square-foot apple warehouse in Willcox into a state-of-the-art crush facility and a special bottling machine.

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Arizona wine industry boosting ties to University of Arizona

Arizona wine industry boosting ties to University of Arizona

Arizona has seen grape plantings surge across the state. Above, Eric Glomski, who makes his Arizona Stronghold Winery wines in Cottonwood, prepares to harvest the grapes at his Willcox vineyards in 2010.

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Arizona wine industry boosting ties to University of Arizona

Arizona wine industry boosting ties to University of Arizona

At Sonoita Vineyard, barrels and vats are part of the wine-production process. Arizona currently has 80 bonded wineries.

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Arizona wine industry boosting ties to University of Arizona

Arizona wine industry boosting ties to University of Arizona

The Arizona Wine Growers Association is rolling out a plan to bolster the state's burgeoning wine industry with the help of the University of Arizona.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tasting room Tap & Bottle expected to open next week

Tasting room Tap & Bottle expected to open next week

Tap & Bottle, 403 N. Sixth Ave., will open in space that was once home to a sash and door company and an art gallery.

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Tasting room Tap & Bottle expected to open next week

Tasting room Tap & Bottle expected to open next week

Tasting room and bottle shop Tap & Bottle is set to open next week - as early as Monday. Owners Scott and Rebecca Safford plan a space to share beers and wines.

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