WHERE: The Gregory School
3231 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, Az 85712
Saturday, March 30, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tickets available at bravovino.eventbrite.com
ABOUT: This new and fun wine and food festival that will feature Willcox and Arizona wineries, gourmet food vendors and local artisans. The Willcox area is the source of the most highly rated Arizona wines by Wine Spector, with 45 wines rated 88-90 points over past 10 years! They grow over 75% of all wine grapes in the state. Additional wineries from the original wine growing region of Sonoita will be join the festival.
The day includes music by local groups and opera performances sprinkled in-between highlighting various types of opera. Opera is much more than European songs performed to tell a serious story. Today, operas include Comic Operas; Opera Semiseria with their happy endings; the Grand Opera, a larger scale, with flamboyant costumes, choruses and ballet or dance. Operas today are performed in many languages and have even been translated into English.
Culinary delights from Chef Ken Foy of Tucson’s own Dante’s Fire will be available. There will be a number of specialty food vendors featuring olive oils, chocolates and nuts for sampling.
The event supports Arizona Opera’s Educational programs in the schools and the community.
Arizona Opera produces fully-staged operas, concerts, and collaborative programs throughout the state of Arizona each season. We are among only a handful of companies in the United States that regularly performs in more than one city. Arizona Opera elevates the transformative power of storytelling through music—cultivating community and strengthening a state and people as adventurous and diverse as the place they call home. For more information, please visit us at www.azopera.org.
ABOUT WILLCOX WINE COUNTRY:
Willcox Wine Country is a consortium of Arizona Farm Wineries located in the Willcox and Cochise county area in southeastern Arizona. The Willcox area leads the industry’s grape production by growing 74% of the state’s wine grapes and is the source of the most highly rated Arizona wines by Wine Spectator, with 45 wines rated 88-90 over the past 10 years. The area was recently designated the Willcox AVA (American Viticultural Area), making it federally recognized as a unique and distinctive wine growing region in the United States. Willcox Wine Country features 10 tasting rooms, tours, locally grown and produced wines and the semi-annual Willcox Wine Country Festival (held in May and October), which has been rated by Fodor's Travel as one of the top-ten wine festivals in North America. For more information visit www.willcoxwinecountry.org.