Wine pouring into glass

Have you ever spent a few hours sampling everything at a wine tasting room and wished you could ask the winemaker a question? When you visit a winery, do you secretly wish you had more behind-the-scenes access before the rest of the public? It’s official: you’re a wine superfan. It’s not enough for you to simply taste a wine; you prefer to learn as much as you can about how and where that wine was grown and fermented, and the story behind the people who made it.

If you’re a wine superfan, we have great news: all of this and more is possible with the VIP ticket holder experience at the Verde Valley Wine Festival.

VIP Tent Experience

Depending on the level of access and amount of time you’d like to spend getting to know the 16 Arizona wineries at this year’s Festival, we have an option for just about every wine lover’s budget. This year, we have three tiers of tickets:

  • General admission ($35 online; $45 the day of the event): One-day access to the Saturday Main Event May 12, 12 – 5 pm.
  • VIP ticket ($125): Early access to the Saturday Main Event, starting at 11 am, a VIP “swag bag”, access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge, and exclusive wine and food tastings.
  • The VIP platinum ticket ($190): Early access to the Saturday Main Event starting at 11 am, all VIP benefits, plus access to a special winemaker dinner and live auction, catered by Merkin Osteria, Scott’s Main Street Café, and The Mine Café, on Friday, May 11.

The Clarkdale Town Complex, site of the VIP Platinum Experience winemaker dinner on Friday, May 11.

This year’s Friday night winemaker dinner, available for VIP platinum ticketholders, will be held in the Men’s Lounge of the Clarkdale Town Complex on North 9th Street from 6-9 pm. Each course of the dinner will be carefully paired with an Arizona wine. Plus, local winemakers will be on hand to answer questions and share stories with ticket holders. There will be live music, guided wine tasting, and the opportunity to bid on fabulous auction items – all to benefit the Arizona Vignerons Alliance.

VIP platinum tickets are in limited supply – so order yours today before they’re gone!