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Arizona Wine: Great Arizona Grape Stomps 5K Race Series

Run through an AZ vineyard
Run through an AZ vineyard

Arizona Wine: Great Arizona Grape Stomps 5K Race Series

Aside from drinking wine, what could be more surreal than running through a vineyard with other like minded wine lovers and runners? Willcox is cooler than Tucson and only an hour drive away.

The Great Arizona Grape Stomps 5K Race Series is sponsored by the Arizona Wine Growers Association.

The schedule:

Race 1 – September 10 – Willcox – Coronado Vineyards
Race 2 – October 1 – Verde Valley
Race 3 – October 22 – Sonoita
                                                 Race 4 – November 5 – Fountain Hills – Finale

All proceeds will benefit the AWGA and helps to support the local Arizona wineries. Hurry! Time to register.

The Lawrence Dunham Vineyard is looking for runners and sponsors, runners will receive a discount.

Beautiful Coronado Vineyard in Willcox Beautiful Coronado Vineyards in Willcox

I just spent last weekend in the Willcox area and can tell you that the Coronado Vineyards is a beautiful setting for a 5K run. Be sure to check out their gift store and A Taste of Coronado restaurant for lunch. Chef Zach Hoffman sources local ingredients as much as possible. There seems to be so few good places to eat in that locale which is why the restaurant at Coronado Vineyards makes good culinary sense.

Karyn Zoldan

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