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Wine & Dine in the Vines fundraiser

Originally Published: October 12, 2019 11:20 a.m.

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, Oct. 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 Mary.Talosi@yc.edu 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