Squeeze me, stomp me, make me WINE.

FROM THE TASTING ROOM

 

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   It has been a crazy summer!


Our hawaiian Summer Solstice Bonfire was a HUGE success… almost too huge! We expected 200, but ended up with over 700 awesome people! Thanks for your amazing support! We released our Sauvignon Blanc named Mahalo that night, which was very well received, in face it sold out by August!
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Our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament  was HOT, but fun. The Buzynski’s once again crushed the competition, second year in a row!

 

Bad Decisions what can we say… we survived!

1,400 people attended the event this year. Four Peaks ran out of beer. It rained. But people were still able to eat, drink, and be merry until the wee hours of the night! We have one year to recover and be ready for the next one… kind of like childbirth!
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Upcoming Events we’re looking forward to:

The Great Crush Festival- September 6th
www.azhopsandvines.com/greatcrush

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Oktoberfest- October 11th
www.azhopsandvines.com/oktoberfest

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Deck the Halls- November 29th
Wine & Cookie Pairing

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FROM THE VINEYARD

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Farmer Mike harvested our Muscat, Malvasia, and Grenache Blanc.

We got a 1/2 ton, which is 55 gallons, which is one barrel.  We plan to harvest the rest around the end of September. So far no snake sitings… hopefully I didn’t just jinx us.

FROM THE WINERY

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It has been a crazy crush so far. We burst the bladder in our big press, “Moxy”, when we were pressing Chardonnay. Then we borrowed a basket press from Rune Vineyards and burst it too. Lets just say we need “depends” for all these bladder leaks… not fun.
 
You might taste our tears in the wine.
 
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FROM THE FUTURE BREWERY

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This years Oktoberfest at AZ Hops and Vines is       going to be one momentous occasion!  After so many months of hard work, and being denied multiple times for our brew license, we will be heading up to Phoenix this week to the liquor board to attempt getting our license once again.  We know that we have so many followers of this law and our beer license progress, we can’t thank you enough for your support (and your patience!).  The fourth time is the charm! Light some candles for us that the license goes through next week!  In the hopes of approval, we wanted to give you a little preview of our first beer that, fingers crossed, you will finally be able to try at this years Oktoberfest!!  We will be introducing an amber ale brewed by Christiana Bockisch called “El Conquistador”!  El Conquistador is a clear amber ale utilizing pure El Dorado hops.  These particular hops on the nose are grass, pear, and a medley of tropical fruits.  Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation, this beer is sure to give you plenty of notes of acute citrus and grassy hop bitterness reinforced by a nice biscuit and toffee malt backbone.  It finishes crisp, bitter and acrid with lingering kisses of toffee and butterscotch.  We want you to enjoy this beer as much as we do!  We are so proud to announce this lovely ale being our very first, and cannot wait to share it with you!  So again, please light those candles and cross your fingers that everything goes well in Phoenix next week!!

FROM THE PRESS

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Check us out in the September issue of Phoenix Magazine! We’re so excited!

 

FROM OUR HEARTS

We really want to thank you all! We hear every day from people that they heard about us from a friend, co-worker, family-member, crazy aunt, you name it! We know how valuable your opinion is and we appreciate you sharing it! Word of mouth is GOLD, and you make us feel rich!

 

 

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