Kief-Joshua Vineyards will once again host a "faux" winemaker chopped cooking challenge and 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.
"We are also having a People Choice chili cook-off for our guests who want partake in the festivities," states Kief Manning, winemaker. "Those who want to complete simply show up at 10 am with five pounds of chili, utensils to pour and a card table. It's always a fun event." For a $10 donation to Rotary, guests can also taste both the competition chili and People’s Choice chili’s while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the Mountain Empire Rotary Club.
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, Cory Whalin of Su Vino Winery, and Ruth Graham of Golden Rule Vineyards and Kief Manning of Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be competing. The judges will include three area chefs.
These five wineries will be offering wine and spirit tasting
* Elgin Winery and Distillery
* Golden Rule Vineyards
*Lightning Ridge Cellars
*Su Vino Winery
Jenny Jarnigan 11-2
Angel Diamond with Rhythm Jax 2-5
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 www.kiefjoshua.eventbrite.com For more information, please contact Kief-Joshua Vineyards at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MENU AND CHEFG TBD
MAGDELENA BASH HARVEST FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 21th, 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 September 21, 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
Live musical performances include:
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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kief-joshua-vineyards-magdelena-bash-harvset-festival-tickets-47359154506?ref=estw <http://www.twitter.com/home?status=I+am+attending+https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kief-joshua-vineyards-magdelena-bash-harvset-festival-tickets-47359154506?ref=estw>
For more information, please visit www.kj-vineyards.com 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.
DINNER IN THE VINES. JUNE 1st 6 pm
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!