Verde Valley Wine Festival Celebrates 5th Year

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The Town of Cottonwood is pleased to announce the return of the 5th Annual Verde Valley Wine Festival on April 29-30, 2022, a popular wine event in Arizona.

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The Verde Valley, the hub of Arizona’s wine country, has a lot to celebrate. It was recently declared an American Vineyard Area (AVA), an official designation identifying the area as a wine region by the federal government. To showcase all the region has to offer, the Verde Valley Wine Festival will return for the fifth year on April 29-30, 2022 in Cottonwood, Arizona.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, festival organizers are thrilled to announce a new venue and date for Northern Arizona’s premier wine and food event. The festival will take place on Saturday, April 30 at the Old Town Business Park (187 E Pima St.) in Cottonwood.


Pre-Verde Valley Wine Festival VIP Event

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Weather: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Cottonwood Community Clubhouse, 805 N. Main St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Details: This event is focused on fundraising for non-profit organizations and raffles and audiences across the country. It’s a gala event with food, AZ wine and entertainment. Be sure to reserve your spot today. Tickets are limited!

Verde Valley Wine Festival Main Event

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Weather: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: Old Town Business Park, 187 E. Pima Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Organizers anticipate more than 20 Arizona wineries, a variety of Arizona brewers and distillers, and dozens of culinary options and local artisans/exhibitors. The festival will open to VIP ticket holders at 11 a.m. on Saturday and noon to general admission (GA) ticket holders and end at 5 p.m. In addition to wine, food, and arts and crafts vendors, attendees will enjoy live music throughout the day from three local bands.

“We are thrilled to be able to host the event again this year,” said Maynard James Keenan, festival founder and owner of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards. “Guests will be treated to some of Arizona’s finest wines, enjoy great food in a scenic setting, and can learn about our growing viticulture. We look forward to welcoming old friends and introducing newcomers to this great event.

To kick off the weekend’s festivities, a Platinum VIP Winemaker Dinner will be held on Friday, April 29 at the Old Town Cottonwood Clubhouse. This special event will include premium wine and culinary options, a live auction and live music. Ticket holders for the VIP event will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive wine and travel packages, as well as unique items created by local artists and artisans.

Tickets for the Friday Vintner’s Dinner and Saturday events will go on sale in early February. To receive the latest festival information, sign up for the Verde Valley Wine Festival newsletter to receive early notification of ticket sales.

Festival organizers are proud to partner with two non-profit organizations this year: the Arizona Wine Growers Alliance (AZVA) and the Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA). The Arizona Winemakers Alliance aims to ensure the quality and authenticity of Arizona wine and to improve viticulture and winemaking throughout the state.

The Arizona Wine Growers Association advocates for growth, change, and opportunities to strengthen all aspects of viticulture, manufacturing, sales, and consumption. We share vision and passion with both organizations.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses interested in participating in this event.

For more information on the Verde Valley Wine Festival, tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and the AZCA or AWGA, visit For festival updates, follow Verde Valley Wine Festival on Facebook and Twitter or visit

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