Wine and Dine in the Vines

01 October 2019   Michael Grady
Wine & Dine in the Vines Fundraiser Celebrates Local Vintners, Fine Food and Scholarships, Oct 26 in Clarkdale

CLARKDALE – Wine & Dine in the Vines – the Yavapai College culinary fundraiser that brings area vintners, local wines and delicious dining together around a gorgeous Arizona sunset – will return to YC’s Southwest Wine Center on the Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale, Saturday, October 26, at 5 p.m.

Hosted by Yavapai College’s Friends of the Southwest Wine Center, Wine & Dine in the Vines has become a go-to social event for Arizona’s wine community. This year, Wine & Dine will play host to more than 32 winemakers, restaurant owners, local chefs and this year’s featured performer, classically trained violinist Jonathan Levingston. 

Set against the gorgeous vistas and fertile fields of the Southwest Wine Center’s teaching winery, Wine & Dine vendors will offer tastings of their favorite dishes and libations in a festival atmosphere of live music, winery tours, animated conversation and the chance to meet and greet Arizona’s top vintners and chefs.

Wine & Dine in the Vines also offers patrons an up-close view of the wine-making process, from the vineyards to the taste buds. Sample the student-crafted wines from the Southwest Wine Center and compare them to those produced by some of Arizona’s best wineries.

Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at www.yc.edu/WineAndDine. Proceeds from the evening will benefit scholarships at Yavapai College and the Southwest Wine Center. For more information, contact Mary Talosi, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 928-776-2359. Yavapai College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tickets are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

Participating Wineries

Arizona Stronghold
Bodega Pierce
Burning Tree Cellars
Caduceus Cellars
Callaghan Vineyards
Carlson Creek Vineyards
Chateau Tumbleweed
Cochise Wine Company
DA Ranch
Da Vines Vineyard
Dos Cabezas Wineworks
Golden Rule Vineyards
Heart Wood Cellars
High Lonesome Vineyard
Javelina Leap Vineyards
Keeling Schaeffer Vineyards
Merkin Vineyards
Page Springs Cellars
Rune Wines
Saeculum Cellars
Sonoita Vineyards
Southwest Wine Center
Zarpara Vineyard

Participating Restaurants

Charlotte’s Fudge
Enchantment Resort
Far Side Bistro
Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen
Harry’s Hideaway Restaurant
Hog Wild BBQ
Manzanita Restaurant
Maribel’s Custom Cakes
Merkin Osteria
Moscato Italian Restaurant
YC Sedona Center Culinary Institute