Jazz It Up Sedona – Sedona WineFest Launch Party
Sedona AZ News: Get ready for Sedona to kick off this year’s 13e Annual Sedona Wine Fest Celebration at the Sound Bites Grill Opening Night in Uptown Sedona to be held Friday, September 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the restaurant.
It’s a party not to be missed. It’s like one of the Sound Bites New Year’s Eve parties. Tickets are just $89 plus tax, including tip, to celebrate the Verde Valley Wine Consortium.
Price includes dinner, wine tasting and live music with Will Donato and Eddie Reddick.
There will be four wine stations open from 6-8 p.m. representing Alcantara, Javelina Leap, Caduceus and Cove Mesa.
Sedona Wine Fest commemorative glasses will be offered and there will be a photo booth to take pictures of you.
An elaborate dinner buffet will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. including:
Mexican Shrimp – tiger prawns cut into pieces in a clamato, cilantro, celery, jalapeno sauce, with tortilla chips
Butternut risotto cakes stuffed with homemade spicy Italian sausage and some without sausage
SBG Fall Greens Salad with organic roasted golden beets, candied pecans, heirloom cherry tomatoes, cranberries and julienned carrots, tossed with a
The main course:
Sliced New York Striploin with Half a Mushroom Sauce
(Craving Station – Beef cut and served by the chef)
Fresh salmon with a mango chipotle look
Chicken Picatta with lemon, white wine and capers
To accompany your dinner:
Roasted potatoes, mashed poblano sweet potatoes, grilled vegetables, parmesan tomatoes and green beans
And the sweets afterwards:
Cheesecake, flourless chocolate trianglesBananas Foster Flambé-served on Hagen Dazs vanilla ice cream
(Flambé Station – flambéed & served by the Chef)
The event celebrates the success of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium, a trade organization of wine producers that promotes, enhances and connects every part of the Verde Valley wine community.
Live music will also be offered with “The Art of Sax” with Will Donato & Eddie Reddick
You will also enjoy jazz classics and standards, as well as original compositions by Will Donato & Eddie Reddick.
Saxophonist Will Donato is one of music’s most dynamic performers, gifted with the ability to bond and connect with his audience. Will can also be heard as on the soundtracks of several film scores, including Thelma and Louise, The wedding planner, under the boardwalkand No Man’s Land.
The Sedona Wine Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25.
It will feature a number of local food trucks, award-winning wines from the best wineries in the state, with winemakers attending from each of the state’s three wine regions (full list of wineries to be released soon). Wineries currently in attendance (and more to come) include:
• 1764 vineyards
• Aridus Winery
• Arizona Stronghold
• Caduceus Cellars
• Carlson Creek Vineyard
• Tumbleweed Castle
• Copper Horse Vineyard
• Coronado Vineyards
• Mesa Cove Vineyards
• Da Vines Vineyard
• Four-Tails Vineyard
• Solitary high vineyards
• Javelin jump
• Laramita Cellars
• Merkin Vineyards
• Najar cellars
• Page Spring Cellars
• Salt mine wine
• Southwest Wine Center
• Su Vino Vineyard
• Capricious wines
• Twisted Union Wine Co.
• Village of Elgin
• Cellar 101
Sound Bites Grill is located in the Shops at Piñon Point, next to the Hyatt in Sedona. For more information, please visit SoundBitesGrill.com or call 928 282 2713Re. Tickets can be purchased through the website.