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A “barrel tasting event” will be held on the Verde Campus at the Southwest Wine Center from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Admission is $20 at the door, which includes tastings and small bites. The College says it will be tasting a number of unreleased 2016 reds during the event.  The Center is located at 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, Arizona.  Its normal hours are from noon to 6:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Yavapai College wins 2017 wine award

Receives gold medal and best of class award at International Wine competition in California

Yavapai Community College announced in a press release of June 22, 2017 that the Southwest Wine Center had won a Gold Medal and Best of Class Award at the 2017 Sunset International wine competition in Berkeley, California. It won the award for its 2014 Sunlight (a blended varietal white wine). The sunlight wine was the first wine that the College that had entered in a competitive event.

College Enology Director Michael Pierce said. “This an internationally recognized competition which receives several hundred entries, so to receive a Gold Medal and Best in Class Award is a tremendous accomplishment for the students.”

For more details please see the College press release by clicking here.

Southwest Wine Center to host Barbecue Saturday, June 17

Hours from 12 to 6 p.m. and costs $20 per person

The Southwest Wine Center will host a barbecue Saturday, June 17, 2017 on the Verde Campus in Clarkdale from 12 to 6 p.m.  The cost is $20 per person.  According to the Center, it has released a new addition to its white wine family, 2016 Malvasia Bianca. The Center is located on the Verde Campus at 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324. Tasting room hours are 12 to 6 Thursday through Sunday.

Enology student organization hosting wine trivia night fundraiser

Friday July 8th, 6pm to 8pm:  Tickets are $25 at the door (100% tax deductible!) 

SOUTHWEST WINE CENTER SIGNThe Grand Crew, Yavapai College’s Viticulture and Enology student organization, is hosting a wine trivia night fundraiser at the Southwest Wine Center on the Verde Campus in Clarkdale, Arizona.  The organization is charging $25 at the door, which is says is “100% tax deductible!” 

The Student Group says that the proceeds from this event will help fund the Grand Crew’s planned educational activities.

SOUTHWEST WINE CENTER TRIVIA NIGHTThe student organized, student led, group is made up of current and former students of our Enology and Viticulture programs. In its advertisement of the event, it says to “Expect an interactive experience with our students as each team tries out their wine knowledge against each-other, a student Master of Ceremonies will read each question aloud and will keep score.  Grab your friends and family and head on over!”