Kief-Joshua Vineyards



Upcoming Events

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, April 12th and 13th

 

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s original and only American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 20 Arizona Wineries in one location, on April 18th and 19th, 2015, from 11 am to 5 pm.

 

The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great wine, food vendors, a professional two-day chili cook-off and live music.

 

“We are once again bringing together winemakers from all across Arizona,” states winemaker and host Kief Manning. “This year we want to celebrate that on October 26, 1984 the Sonoita/Elgin Wine Growing Region was granted AVA status, making it one of oldest federal government granted viticulture areas in the United States.”

 

The non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) will host a two-day professional Chili cook-off.   Cooks will come from as far as Texas in hopes of earning a spot in the National Chili Challenge.  Guests can taste the chili and join in the People’s Choice, with proceeds benefitting the Mountain Empire Rotary Club, who plans to erect a playground in the area with the proceeds.

 
Domingo De Grazie will be playing on Saturday, with AmoSphere headlining on Sunday. 

 

FEATURED WINERIES INCLUDE:

 

From Verde Valley: Arizona Stronghold, Page Spring, Alcantara, Burning Tree and Cellar 433

 

From Willcox Wine Country: Keeling Schaefer, Golden Rule, Coronado, Carlson Creek, Zarpara, Gallifant Cellars, Sand-Reckoner and Lawrence Dunham

 From Phoenix: Su Vino

From Sonoita: Callaghan, Sonoita, Lightning Ridge Cellars, Flying Leap, Village of Elgin, Charron and Kief-Joshua Vineyards

 

The cost of $20.00 per person includes 12 wine tastings and a souvenir glass. Guests who return on Sunday with their ticket stubs and festival glasses will recieve wine tasting discounts. 

 

Gates will open at 10 am.  For more information, visit www.kj-vineyards.com or call 520-455-5582.

 

The tasting room at Kief-Joshua Vineyards is open seven days a week 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.



Past Events & Guests

Magdelena Bash, August 23rd.

Fall Harvest Festival.  Details to come!


Summer Concert Series Begins, May 24th

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May 24: Jacob Acosta ( Acoustic solo/singer) May 31: Top Dead Center (Grateful Dead Tribute band)

June 07:Grams & Kreiger (Blues trio)

June 14: Amo solo performance (Piano jazz)

June 21: The Usual Suspects (Blues, Jazz)

June 28: Bryan Dean Trio (Blues trio)

July 05: Blaine Long

July 12: Chris Jamison

July 19: Garcia Brothers Band (Blues trio)

July 26:  Buzz and the Sould Senders

August 02: Jeordie

August 09: Reno del Mar (Flamenco guitar trio)

August 16: Angel Diamond and band

August 23: Andy Hersey (Country) and Dry River Yacht Club

August 30: The Sundowners

 

 


Closures
Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be closed on: Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day

Kief-Joshua Wines Served at Wriggley Mansion
Kief-Joshua's 2006 Sauvignon Blanc was served at the Wriggley Mansion honoring the State Supreme Court Justices. We were also graced with the presence of Sandra Day O'Connor in our tasting room in February 2009

Pressing Grapes in 2008
At Kief-Joshua Vineyard we use a hydraulic basket press.

2009 Tempranillo
Following harvest, the fruit enters a crusher/destemmer.