Photo courtesy of Sedona Winefest

The Sedona Winefest will return for its 14th annual celebration at The Sedona Posse Grounds Park, 525 Posse Ground Rd., starting with a Kick Off Party at Sound Bites Grill on Friday, Sept. 22.

Sponsored by the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Verde Valley Wine Consortium, the nationally recognized, two-day wine festival will present 24 award-winning Arizona wineries, local cuisine from food trucks, a plethora of artisan vendors, and live music. Saturday’s lineup includes DJ Pablonious Funk and Moon Tsunami, with The Naughty Bits taking the stage on Sunday. Additionally, for the first time, local breweries and distilleries will join the festivities.
“This festival consistently attracts wine enthusiasts nationwide. It’s a major event for a city that offers a multitude of experiences, making Sedona a unique destination,” says Sedona Winefest Founder Sandy Moriarty. “We’re eager to make this year’s festival even better, showcasing all that Sedona has to provide in a remarkable setting.”

The festival, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, spotlights award-winning wines from Arizona’s leading wineries. Notable winemakers from the state’s three wine-growing regions will attend, including:
• 1764 Vineyards
• Alcantara
• Arizona Stronghold
• Bodega Pierce
• Caduceus / Merkin
• Chateau Tumbleweed
• Cella Winery
• Copper Horse Vineyard
• Coronado Vineyards
• Cove Mesa Vineyards
• Da Vines Vineyard
• Elgin Winery
• Four Tails Vineyard
• High Lonesome Vineyards
• Grand Canyon Wine CO.
• Javelina Leap
• Laramita Cellars
• Oak Creek Winery
• Omphalos Winery
• Page Springs Cellars
• Southwest Wine Center
• Su Vino Winery

For those not inclined towards wine, That Brewery, Diamond Distillery, Elgin Distillery, and Seedlip non-alcoholic cocktails will serve their creations.

Food offerings come courtesy of local trucks such as Merkin Gelato, Merkin Kebab, Malta Joe’s Baked Goods, Batchelor’s Pad BBQ, and Lobstar. Additional vendors like Maribel Cake Design, Virgin Cheese, Peace Love & Smoked Cheese, Sedona Divine Olive Oils & Vinegars, and Carmella’s Joy will provide culinary delights.

Other participating artisans and vendors encompass Eagle Eye Barrels, Bearded Makers, Choice Creative Culture, Sounds Bites Store, Room with a View, Oak Creek Apple Company, and Tahoe Kitchen Co.

Early bird tickets can be purchased online at for $35 per person, which covers full festival access, a commemorative glass, and eight wine tasting tickets. On the day, tickets at the door will be priced at $45 per person. Non-wine drinkers can enter for a general admission fee of $10. Children under 18, accompanied by an adult, get in free.

To attend the Kick Off Party at Sound Bites Grill on Friday, Sept. 22—a fundraiser for the Verde Valley Wine Consortium—featuring musicians Will Donato, Blake Aaron, and Michael Paul, visit