Thunderbird Artists offers patrons the exclusive opportunity to sample wines from across the United States, at all the three day festivals.
Thunderbird Artists’ festival season, not only provide an array of world renowned artists, but also a catalog of wineries that gives their patrons access to some of the most established and oldest wineries in America. $10.00 entitles visitors to a souvenir wineglass and 6 wine tickets. Attendees certainly do not need to be a connoisseur in wine to enjoy the varied selections available. Their experts will talk everyone through the history, grape and region of each wine. You will leave our festivals conversant in all there is to know about this long standing industry.
Each of the wineries listed below will be participating in Thunderbird Artists 2017/2018 Season of fine art and wine events. Not every winery is scheduled for every event, so please contact our office prior to an event to view the line-up.
Aridus Wine Company
Since 2012, Aridus has become Arizona’s largest custom crush facility. At the height of production, the state-of-the-art, family-owned winery can process upward of 700 tons of fruit. Local/regional growers make use of its capabilities to create their own custom-made product. Utilizing the highest-quality red and white grape varietals, Aridus crafts its proprietary label that rivals the deep colors, rich aroma and complex flavors of the finest artisanal wines.
John McLoughlin doesn’t just own a winery. In Willcox, Arizona the Dragoon Mountain Vineyard is meticulously attended to by John himself. Stark contrast between hot desert days and cool valley nights shape one of the world’s most unique growing regions in SE Arizona at 4300 feet. With over three decades experience from dirt to bottle, John McLoughlin’s renegade wine-making style has originated a family of wines ranging from the approachable to the esoteric. All are evocative of Arizona’s unique terroir and oblige the wine drinking pleasure of novice and connoisseur, alike.
Del Rio Springs Vineyard
The 6 acre vineyard is located on the west bench overlooking the striking Chino Valley and Black Mesa Basin at 4,550 feet. It is rimed by the Mingus mountains on the East, the Bradshaw mountains on the South and the Juniper mountains on the West.
Gilbert's first winery - The unique flavors and hospitality make Garage-East a local favorite.
Originally founded in 1991, Kokopelli Winery first established vineyards on fertile, high-desert land north of WIllcox, Arizona. Owners Don and Carol Minchella worked with a seven-generation French wine making family to create their uniquely southwestern wines. By 1995, Kokopelli had set the standard for a new wine industry in Arizona, and become the largest winery in the state. Kokopelli wines have won multiple awards in several regional wine competitions over the years.
Desert Diamond Distillery
Desert Diamond Distillery is Arizona's oldest craft distillery. It was established in March of 2009 on a small parcel in the Kingman Airport Industrial Complex. Owned and operated by the Patt family, D3 spent the year building their business from the ground up. D3 opened it’s doors April 1, 2010, and just celebrated their sixth year in business.
Javelina Leap is a family operated, premium boutique winery with international award winning wines. Our winery is in northern Arizona’s Verde Valley only minutes away from Sedona in the small historic valley of Page Springs.
King Frosch Wines brings the best “all natural” wine marvels directly to you.
In 2004, German wine expert and King Frosch Wines founder, Klaus Bellinghausen, decided to bring his understanding of the European wine culture to the U.S. He opened King Frosch Wines as a branch of his international trade organization, Bellinghausen Business Group, LTD, and made it his mission to bring “All Natural Wines” to America. Today King Frosch’s success is proven with several thousand customers, and a portfolio of German and other European wines that is unmatched.
Schlossadler International Wineries
Schlossadler International has been importing fine wines from family owned vineyards from around the world since 1979. They ‘have a passion for wine and are excited to share our discoveries from around the world with you. We love what we do…’
Their vast selection allows you to choose from dry to extremely fruity. red to sparkling with wines from Argentina to New Zealand.
Designed by renowned Montana architect Jerry Locati and built from the ground up and all from the heart by owner Gary Seidler, the five acre‐estate is both imposing and serene, offering an inviting tasting room and luxurious event center. Just east of the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, the lodge‐style tasting room crowns a broad knoll from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Upper Wenatchee river valley.
Sogno Toscano owns a farm in Bolgheri Italy, a small village located in the heart of northern Tuscany, where we produce some of our fresh products. Bolgheri is also the hometown of world class wines like Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Guado al Tasso and many others.
After an extensive research on the field, our attention to quality and detail has led us to select some other fine products coming from only Italian producers, so we expanded our offer ensuring the best quality products.
Su Vino Winery
'Su Vino Winery, Scottsdale is the second installment of the award winning winery founded in Grapevine, Texas. Su Vino Winery, Scottsdale, is a family owned and operated winery located in the Arts District of Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona which is centrally located in the Greater Phoenix Area. Su Vino is an award winning winery with a twist, not only have we won over 40 medals for our wines, but we are the first winery in the Scottsdale area and the first to offer customers the opportunity to have wine made specifically for them and their palette.'
Village of Elgin Winery
The Village of Elgin Winery is the largest producer of wine in the Sonoita AVA. This family owned winery still produces wines in the traditional manner. Classically styled and aged in fine European wood, the wines reflect the subtle grace of Arizona terrior. The winery produces a wide range of wines to please all of its customer's tastes.
Wilson Creek Winery
Wilson Creek Winery is a family-owned winery in the heart of Temecula Wine Country known for its quality wines and warm hospitality. The winery features a welcoming tasting room, full-service restaurant with expansive patio, creekside picnic area, indoor and outdoor conference and event spaces, romantic wedding venue and exclusive retreat accommodations. The Wilson family has built an extended-family community around the sharing of wine, food and hospitality, turning visitors into friends and wine lovers into ambassadors for the brand.