The Willcox Wine Festival will be held October 19 and 20 in Downtown Willcox.
On the Third weekend in October, the fall version of the Willcox Wine Festival will be held. The Festival was first held in the fall of 2008 and with only about 8 or 10 wineries. The event is held on the 3rd weekends in May and October every year. We usually have guests that stay at Down By The River B and B who go to one of the wine festivals. This year it happens to be on the same weekend as Tombstone’s Heldorado Days. It will be a busy weekend and you can attend two amazing events on the same weekend.
The Willcox Wine Festival will have 16 wineries represented and there will be over 70 wines to sample. Good thing it is a two day event. The Willcox Wine Festival is held in Railroad Park in Downtown Willcox. The cost for the event is $15 per person and you receive a commemorative glass and 8 tickets to be used for tastings. Now 8 out of 70 wines just gives you a small sample of all the wines available. The choice is for you to pick your favorites or the go to wineries that you have never tasted before. One thing Angie and I do is go and share each sample. That way we can try 16 different wines. Food will be available at the park or at some of the local restaurants in the area. There will also be live entertainment on both days of the festival. Click here for more information on the event and directions.
This year we will be checking on a couple of wineries that we don’t get to sample very often. These wineries are in the Central Arizona towns of Page Springs, Cottonwood and Jerome. The wineries grown their grapes in the Willcox bench so that is why they are at the festival. But we also have an ulterior motive. We are looking for a wine that we will use in out Wine Challenge at The River. We still haven’t totally decided on either of the wines we will be using but we do have some favorites that we like. We just have to narrow that down to 2. It will be a tough decision for us to narrow things down to just 2 wines. Decisions Decisions! If you want to go to this event stay at Down By The River and you will be pleasantly surprised at how convenient we are to all the activities in Cochise County.