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Thunderbird Fine Art and Wine Affair!


Avenue of the Fountains, 10-5 pm

March 15-17

Hundreds of Fine Art vendors, food, wine and entertainment. The event is free, but is gated so visitors can taste wine while they stroll.

Thunderbird Art Affaire on the Avenue of The Fountains.

Thunderbird Art and Wine Affaire on the Avenue of The Fountains.

Thunderbird Artists and the Sunset Kiwanis of Fountain Hills have once again partnered to bring you another extraordinary juried fine art event that encompasses quality wines and delightful musical entertainment featuring Teresa Joy, daughter of guitar legend Esteban.  Unequaled in its ambiance and the quality of fine art, the 9th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire is the ideal setting for this world-class gathering of artists.

Please drop in and see us at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate after you have enjoyed a wonderful time at the Thunderbird Art and Wine Affaire.  We’ll have maps, a Dining Guide and area information on “The World’s Greatest Town.”    For on-line information, check out our Visitor’s Guide at http://www.150Ways.com to learn about all the fun entertainment, sports, cultural and historical venues in the surrounding area!

Fountain Hills Wine Week 2011: A New Event Is Born!

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”  –  Benjamin Franklin

Peggy Fiandaca, Great Grape Stomp, Fountain Hills

Peggy Fiandaca and the Winners of the Fountain HIlls Great Grape Stomps, 2011

The Great Grape Stomp on November 5, turned out to be a fantastic way to launch what I’m sure will be an annual tradition in Fountain Hills.  A 5-k run (2.5 times around fountain park!), wine tasting garden and lots of talented local artists in a street fair atmosphere all enjoyed what started out to be a rainy morning but ended up to be a beautiful fall day!  The event was held at the Plaza Fountainside, home of Fountain Hills own Grapeables Wine Bar.

Fountain Hills Residents John & Pam Pucentas enjoy the Grape Stomp Wine Garden with Friends

Fountain Hills own Peggy Fiandaca and Curt Dunham of Lawrence Dunahm Vineyards, along with Su Vino Winery of Scottsdale and Kokopelli Winery of Chandler presented some fantastic wines and proved to more, unsuspecting wine enthusiasts that Arizona Wineries can really hold their own!  Peggy is President of the Arizona Wine Growers Association  and was pleased to present the 4th in a series of these events in her home town.  Earlier stomps occured in Wilcox, Verde Valley and Elgin/Sonoita.

A Grape Stomp Runner-With a Winning Smile!

Additional events included a Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Wine Tasting at Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate on Thursday, Nov. 3rd, followed by a Wine Maker’s Dinner at Sofrita Restaurant.

Next year, stay tuned for more and bigger events and celebrations.  In the meantime, be sure to check out Lawrence Dunham Vineyards and you’ll get a chance to learn, firsthand, just how good the Arizona Wines have become.  My favorite are their Grenaches, in particular the Sky Island Grenache, that is reminiscent of some of the finer pinot noirs of my home state of Oregon.  Recently, though, the 2009 Grenache, aged 11 months in new French oak, has got my attention.  You’ll also find some beautifully crafted Syrahs and Petite Syrah’s and the quality of their blends will impress the most discerning enthusiast!

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or by phone at 602-558-5901

Wine Tasting and Ballet Under the Stars-What a Great Week-end

Enjoy A Glass of Wine Before Ballet Under the Stars!
Ballet Arizona, Lawrence Dunham Vineyards, Ballet Under the Stars, Fountain Hills

Ballet Arizona Presents "Ballet Under the Stars" in Fountain Hills, Sunday September 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Fountain Park

What a great week-end we have in store!  This Sunday, September 25, Ballet Arizona comes to Fountain Hills with a free performance.  Ballet Under the Stars begins at 7:00 pm at the Fountain Park Amphitheater…bring a blanket and expect to be amazed!

Earlier that evening, Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate and Lawrence Dunham Vineyards invite you to a special wine and cheese tasting before the Ballet Under the Stars, Sunday, September 25th.  at 5:00 pm in the courtyard of Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate, 16824 E. Avenue of the Fountains, a short walk to the ballet.

Cost: $6.00 (with a portion donated to the  landscaping in the Centennial Circle).

Lawrence Dunham Vineyard, Ballet Under the Stars, Fountain Hills

Lawrence Dunham Vineyard-Earth's Fruit Comes Full Circle

Find out why Lawrence Dunham Vineyards is quickly becoming a rising star in the world of wine, and learn about upcoming wine events like the “Great Arizona Grape Stomp” coming to Fountain Hills this fall.  The Stomp is a statewide event that coincides with many of the Arizona Centennial events and celebrates Arizona’s growing wine industry.  The Fountain Hills version arrives November 5 and includes a 5k Fun Run.

Can’t Wait to See You Sunday!  Come enjoy a few of Lawrence Dunhams beautifully crafted wines, then enjoy one our gorgeous fall evenings under the stars with the Ballet Arizona!