Kief-Joshua Vineyards

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, March 2-3, 2019

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In celebration of the 39th anniversary of Arizona’s original American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the 7th Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 18 Arizona Wineries in one location, on March 2nd and 3rd, 2019, from 11 am to 5 pm at Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611.  The event will also feature a Blues festival with four top Tucson area Blues Bands.



March 2nd & Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Rain or Shine
(festival gates open at 10am)
Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Rd, Elgin AZ 85611

The two-day event includes 18 of Arizona’s top wineries and acclaimed winemakers. Bring your friends and family out to sample Arizona’s finest vintages!

Musical performances take place all day!
Local vendors will provide a variety of food, art, jewelry and more!

2019 Featured Wineries & Wine Makers:

Participating wineries include:


1. Arizona Stronghold

2. Birds And Barrels

3. Burning Tree  
4. Caduceus
5. Callaghan
6. Carlson Creek
7. Cellar 433
8. Deep Sky  
9. Golden Rule   
10. Keeling Schaeffer
11. Kief-Joshua Vineyards
12. Lightning Ridge
13. Page Springs
14. Pillsbury
15 Rune
16. Su Vino
17 Sonoita
18 Village of Elgin


Saturday: 11-2  Blaine Long and Rosas Del Ray

Saturday: 2-5 Rythym Jax with Angel Diamond

Sunday: 11-2  Cat Daddy and the 12 Barz Blues Band

Sunday: 2-5 Billy Shaw Jr. Band With Caiden Brewer



Culinary Graduate/Dante's Fire

Texas BBQ

Las Vigas Steak Ranch Mexican Cuisine


Retail Vendors (more to come!)

Udderly Natural Products

Untamed Confections

Poof ITza Gift

Sogno Toscano Tucson Dream

Elksong Jewelry

Sunshine Specialty Foods

Slash Z Photography

Gisselle Billeaudeau

SAS-Z Nuts

Santana's Black Label Gourmet Foods

Cutco Cutlery

Tickets include: a souvenir wine glass and 10 wine sampling tickets. Additional sampling tickets available at the event.

Tickets purchased in advance are sold at a discounted rate, available at

Tickets will be also be available at the door for $30.00 each.

  • Free Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Must be 21+ to drink
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome


For information about the Wine Festival, please call Kief-Joshua Vineyards at 520-455-5582 or email us at



Festival gates will open at 10 am.  

The tasting room at Kief-Joshua Vineyards-Elgin is open seven days a week (11am-5pm) 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.

  • For more information, email: or call: 520-455-5582.

Photo Compliments of Jenelle Bonfield of Scottsdale Foothill Magazine

A Festival at the vineyard with food, fun, wine and just a general great time!

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Professional Chili Cook-off with Winemaker Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge Set for April 13th, 2019 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards will once again host the non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) in a professional Chili cook-off, where cooks from the Southwest will be competing for a spot in the national challenge, on April 13th, 2019, from 11 am to 5 pm.


For added fun, four winemakers will also be competing in a faux-episode of Food Networks hit show “Chopped.”   Ann Roncone of Lightning Ridge Cellars, Gary Reeves of the Village of Elgin, and Lori Reynolds of Sonoita Vineyards and Kief Manning of Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be competing and pouring tastes of their wines.


For a $10 donation to Rotary, guests can also taste the competition chili and People’s Choice chili’s on Saturday and Salsa on Sunday with all proceeds donated to Mountain Empire Rotary.  We’d like to encourage entries into the People’s Choice Chili Cook-off at no charge, where guests can earn prizes for winning the contest. 



11 am to 2 pm  Chili Tasting (or while supplies lasts) and Live Music

11 am to 2 pm.  Music by Blaine Long, mostly originals, Seen on Blake Shelton’s the Voice.

1 pm  Professional cooks turn in chili for Judging

2 – 4 pm  Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge


The cost is $15 for five wine tastings.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at  For more information, please contact Kief-Joshua Vineyards at or call 520-455-5582.


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.

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Harvest Feast Dinner, October 12, 6 pm

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Magdelena Bash Harvst Festival, August 24th, 11 to 5

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MAGDELENA BASH HARVEST FESTIVAL, AUGUST 24th, 11-5pm, Live Music All Day Long!!

In celebration of this year’s harvest, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will host the tenth annual Magdelena Bash & Harvest Festival on August 25th, from 11 am to 5 pm.
Several new Arizona wine releases.  Food vendors,  A tattoo artist and much more are featured at this year's harvest Festival.

New wine releases include:
* 2016 Malvasia Bianca

* 2016 Magdelena, 80% Barbara 20% Cabernet Franc

  • New summer whites

Live musical performances include:
Cat Daddy and the 12 Barz Blues Band, 11a-2pm
Jeordie, daughter of pop singer Melanie "I gotta a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates", 2-5pm

Several Vendors include:
Henna tattoo artists, caramels & chocolates, pistachio farmers, goat milk soaps, photography artists, food trucks and more will be here for your enjoyment.

Tasting fees:  $15 grants customers a souvenir glass and 5 (1oz) pours. Tickets available at the door or at <>

For more information, please visit or call 520-455-5582.
From Tucson: From Highway 10, take 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. We are two doors down from Callaghan Vineyards.

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. We are open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours and Private Tastings are available by appointment. Absolutely no alcohol can be brought onto the property. No exceptions will be made.

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Dinner In the Vines, June 1st

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards is pleased to announce the annual Dinner in the Vines celebration will be held on June 23rd at 6 pm.  Details coming!

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Past Events

12/27/2018 - Whiskey and Wine at Kief-Joshua- Willcox, December 15th, 11 am to 5 pm
7/31/2017 - Grapes and Goodies: Tricks and Treats at the Kief-Joshua Vineyards
2/1/2009 - Kief-Joshua Wines Served at Wriggley Mansion
8/1/2008 - Pressing Grapes in 2008
3/1/2008 - 2009 Tempranillo