Wine Festival in Tucson

November 11, 2017 the BorderVines Team visited the first Wine Festival at the University of Arizona (UA) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, sponsored by Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA). The festival had representatives from 20 wineries and over 125 wines to celebrate the three wine growing regions, including the urban wine areas.

UA is working on a Southwest Wine Library in Tuscon to Yavapai College’s Wine Center to include wines of current working vineyards.  According to, UA’s role in research will include testing soil, creating a catalog of wines from past to present and focusing on the process from ‘vine to bottle.’


List of Representatives 

Alcantara Vineyards & Winery

Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

AZ Wine Cellars

Callaghan Vineyards

Carlson Creek Vineyard

Chateau Tumbleweed

Coronado Vineyards

Dos Cabezas Winery

Four Tails Vineyard

Golden Rule Vineyards


Keeling Schaefer Vineyards

Kief Joshua Vineyards

Lightning Ridge Cellars

Pierce Wines Arizona

Pillsbury Wine Company

Sierra Bonita Vineyard

Sonoita Vineyards

Southwest Wine Center

Su Vino Winery

Wilhelm Family Vineyards

Zarpara Vineyard