Monday, April 30, 2007


In spite of wind, rain, a sand storm and the electricity going out, everyone had a good time! The First Annual Wine and Farm Festival drew people from the greater Phoenix area, Tucson, Sierra Vista, Green Valley, Vail, and Sonoita and Patagonia. The inclement weather did not squash the four wineries' enthusiasm for pouring their wines even when chasing blowing paper and money around. They did, however, envy the vendors who were very comfortable inside the building selling their books, fiber goods, breads and cheese, herb jellies and teas, Native Seeds, jewelry, and fine art. So, thanks to all the people who braved the weather and showed up for our festival and to all the wineries and vendors who cooperated to make the event a smashing success!


  1. Wow! What fun! I thorougly enjoyed the Festival, you did a marvelous job bringing it all together! I can't say which I enjoyed the most; tasting the wine, the garlic goat cheese or raspberry/red chili jam, watching the alpacas buck in the wind or sitting down afterword! A great start to a new venture.

  2. What a great time and massive success! I'm sure everyone had a great time sampling all the wines (especially that Canelo Hills Riesling) and playing with the Alpacas. Looking forward to next time!

  3. It was a real pleasure to meet you and to taste your Riesling. Happy to see such a large crowd despite the slightly challenging weather conditions. Best of luck to Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery!