Vol. 2, Issue 4 LDV Winery October 2011  

Fall Events
Harvest Celebration
5K Race & Wine Garden
Winemaker Dinner
The Festival at The Farm
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Lawrence Dunham Vineyards' Fall Events

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Join us as we celebrate
a successful harvest.

Harvest is done and despite the crazy year of weather we feel good about our yields. The wine is still fermenting in the winery and we hope to be putting it into barrels this week.
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Fall at the Vineyard
Fall is our favorite time of year. It allows us time to relax a bit, watch the vineyard change colors and go dormant, and provides us time to reconnect with you with upcoming fall events. So we hope you can join us in celebrating another good vintage at Lawrence Dunham Vineyards.

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Harvest Celebration in AZ Wine Country

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Winemaker's Dinner at Sunglow Ranch Café.
A very special LDV winemaker dinner at Sunglow Ranch

Help us celebrate a bountiful harvest at a special Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ Winemaker Dinner at Sunglow Ranch Café. Curt Dunham, winemaker will introduce each of the wines especially chosen to complement each of the four courses.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Reception and Canapés
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Dinner Cost: $65.00 all inclusive
The Sunglow Ranch is offering a special rate for the weekend that includes overnight accommodations in a one room or two room casita, the four course winemaker dinner, and breakfast the following morning for $295 for one or two guests in a One Room
Casita ($150 for the second night) or $349 for one or two guests in a Two Room Casita
(a second night of $175). Arizona state tax of 7.1% and 10% resort gratuity fee is additional.

Relax and unwind in Cochise County. Enjoy the fall colors and visit Lawrence Dunham Vineyards. Stay the weekend and take a “Grape to Glass” tour of Lawrence Dunham Vineyards or sit by the outdoor fireplace, take a sunset hike, or play a game of bocce ball. Or just kick back with a good book and enjoy the incredible mountain air. Visit the website at www.SunglowRanch.com. For reservations call Brooks Bradbury at Sunglow Ranch at Brooks@sunglowranch.com or telephone 520.824.3334.

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Fountain Hills 5K Race and Wine Garden

Liberate your juices and join the
Great Arizona Grape Stomp

Participate in the fourth in the series and biggest “Great Arizona Grape Stomp” 5K fun run around the lake and world famous fountain with beautiful views of Four Peaks and Red Mountain in Fountain Hills.

A mini-wine garden where racers and non-racers can enjoy a taste of Arizona wines for a fee (wine tasting for racers is included in their registration). Additionally, enjoy the First Saturday Art Walk and take a special Fountain Hills Cultural Council docent-led public sculpture tour.
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Join us in Fountain Hills
Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ wines, as well as other great Arizona wines, will be available to taste and purchase.

The family event is being sponsored by the Arizona Wine Growers Association.
Saturday November 5th – Fountain Park
9:00 a.m. Registration; 10:00 a.m. Start Time
11:00 a.m. Race Award Ceremony
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wine Garden, Art Walk, and Sculpture Tours

Race Fee - $35.00 includes a runners’ tote bag, event t-shirt, wine glass, and discount coupons. The wine glasses can be used to taste Arizona wines.
Join the Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ Team and get a discount of $5.00.
Or form your own team.

Arizona Wine Garden Entry Fee - $10.00
includes a wine glass and five tasting coupons

To register for the race go to http://www.arizonawine.org/events.html.

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Get Your Spice on Winemaker Dinner

LDV and Sofrita Restaurant
get your engines started
before the Grape Stomp

To celebrate a successful first year serving the best Latin American food in the Valley and a terrific grape harvest, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards and the Redendo Family have teamed for a winemaker dinner at Sofrita Restaurant on the Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills.
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Celebrate at Sofrita Restaurant.
Flamenco music and dancers play while you enjoy an incredible multi-course dinner paired with Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ wines on Thursday November 3rd. Space is limited so make your reservations today.

For more information about the Sofrita Restaurant winemaker dinner, contact us at info@ldvwinery.com. Join us and put a little spice in your life!

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Annual AZ Wine Festival Set for Nov. 19

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Join us at The Festival at The Farm.
The Festival at The Farm celebrates success of Arizona’s wineries

The Arizona Wine Growers Association will celebrate a year of rising national acclaim by raising a glass with the public on Saturday, November 19, 2011,
at The Festival at The Farm.

And Lawrence Dunham Vineyards will be there and we hope you will be too.
Set among the pecan groves of Phoenix’s intimate The Farm at South Mountain, the third-annual festival is a way to sample the best wine from across Arizona, all in one place. More than 20 Arizona wineries are expected to attend, representing growing regions from the Verde Valley in the north, Sonoita and Elgin in the south, and Willcox in southeastern Arizona.

As a nod to Arizona wine’s rich history, the festival is an officially-sanctioned Arizona Centennial event. The festival is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and is limited to 1,000 guests. Prior to November 1st, tickets are $65 for the public and $60 for AWGA members. Tickets are $75 starting on November 1st, and at the door.

The festival will include:
  • A wine tasting with more than 20 participating Arizona wineries.
  • A picnic lunch prepared by The Farm Kitchen. There also will be tasty treats from other local Arizona favorites and music. 
  • A high-energy live auction for great prizes.
  • Educational seminars.
“Whether they are a novice or an aficionado, wine lovers will not want to miss this chance to meet the folks behind the rising Arizona wine movement,” said Peggy Fiandaca, president of the Arizona Wine Growers Association. “Come sip the juice from our state’s beautiful wine regions all in one place, in one of the most wonderful settings Phoenix has to offer.”

The festival is preceded by a special event on Friday, November 18, 2011. The “Celebration of the Arizona Wine Growers” is an opportunity to mingle and meet winemakers from across the state. The event is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Quiessence Restaurant at The Farm at South Mountain.

The winemaker dinner is open to the public but capped at 100 guests. This special evening includes an awards reception followed by a specially prepared four-course dinner using local produce by Quiessence Executive Chef Greg LaPrad. Each course is paired with winning wines from the 2011 Arizona Grower’s Cup and Winemaker’s Medal competition. Each of the winning wineries will be present to discuss their wine and winemaking philosophy. The cost for this special evening is $125 per person.

Learn more, join the AWGA or get your tickets now at www.arizonawine.org. Please let us know if you are attending the winemaker dinner so we can seat you at or near the Lawrence Dunham Vineyards’ table.

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