Professional Chili Cook-off with Winemaker Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge

April 21, 2018 (Sat) - April 22, 2018 (Sun) from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kief-Joshua Vineyards
370 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ 85611

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Cost: $15

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Charity Fundraiser     Cooking Demonstration     Music     Wine    

Kief-Joshua Vineyards will once again host the non-profit Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) in a professional two-day Chili cook-off, where cooks from the Southwest will be competing for a spot in the national challenge, on April 21st and 22nd, from 11 am to 5 pm.


For added fun, four winemakers will also be competing in a faux-episode of Food Networks hit show “Chopped.”   Ann Roncone of Lightning Ridge Cellars, Gary Reeves of the Village of Elgin, and Lori Reynolds of Sonoita Vineyards and Kief Manning of Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be competing and pouring tastes of their wines.


For a $10 donation to Rotary, guests can also taste the competition chili and People’s Choice chili’s on Saturday and Salsa on Sunday with all proceeds donated to Mountain Empire Rotary.  We’d like to encourage entries into the People’s Choice Chili Cook-off at no charge, where guests can earn prizes for winning the contest. 



11 am to 2 pm  Chili Tasting (or while supplies lasts) and Live Music

11 am to 2 pm.  Music by Blaine Long, mostly originals, Seen on Blake Shelton’s the Voice.

1 pm  Professional cooks turn in chili for Judging

2 – 4 pm  Faux “Chopped” Cooking Challenge



11 am to 2 pm  Salsa Challenge (or while supplies lasts)

12-3 Live Music By Country Western Singer Caiden Brewer

1 pm  Professional cooks turn in chili for Judging

11-5 Whiskey and Wine Presented by Elgin Distillery and Kief-Joshua Vineyards


The cost is $15 for five wine tastings.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at  For more information, please contact Kief-Joshua Vineyards at or call 520-455-5582.


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.


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