Kief-Joshua Vineyards

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards is a small family business with 20 acres in beautiful Elgin and 40 acres in Willcox Wine Country. Our Elgin tasting room is open daily and is situated right in the middle of what is know as "winery row." The Sonoita Arizona Wine Tour boasts of ten different tasting rooms and was selected by USA Today as one of the top ten wine trails in the United States.

The idea to start a vineyard and winery stemmed from a long standing hobby of winemaking and gardening at home. "Kief was making wine in his home in Tempe," said Jeff Manning, Wine Sales Manager. "The day we tasted his lemon wine, which was made from fruit off a tree in his backyard, I knew he had found his passion."

In 2002, after the decision was made to open a winery, the house was sold, the property purchased and Kief Manning left Arizona State University, to pursue Viticulture studies in Australia, where he earned both a graduate and undergraduate degree in Viticulture and Enology.

Kief practices traditional winemaking methods of minimal interference, open fermentation and barrel aging. In 2006, Kief eliminated the use of herbicides and pesticides in the vineyard. "We strive for excellence in winemaking and sustainability in our vineyard," says Kief. "With time, I hope to produce outstanding Arizona wines that demonstrate the intensity, richness and complexity of the area."

Kief-Joshua Vineyards is a winery defined by family, passion and enthusiasm. We're committed to winemaking that will exceed your expectations.

   

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Kief-Joshua Vineyards Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening in Willcox, AZ

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ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards (KJV) is officially opening its gates and inviting the public to join them on September 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their Willcox tasting room, located at 4923 E. Arzberger Road. The grand opening will feature wine flights, wines or sangria by the glass, small bites pairings and a local pistachio farmer

Music, Wine and Good Spirits at 2017 Sonoita Wine Country Harvest Fest on August 26 in Arizona

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ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards (KJV) will host its eighth annual Magdelena Bash & Harvest Festival on August 26, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their Elgin tasting room, located at 370 Elgin Road. This festival will feature live music all day long, food vendors and artwork, henna tattoo artists and more.

Fifth Annual Magdelena Bash Arizona Wine Harvest and Music Festival Scheduled for August 23 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

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TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of this year’s harvest, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will host the Magdelena Bash Harvest festival on August 23, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Win a Free Private Wine Tasting and Overnight Stay at the Kief-Joshua Vineyards Summer Concert Series

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TUCSON, Ariz., May 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards asks: With Arizona’s temperatures rocking a sweltering 100 plus degrees in the valleys, why not visit the state’s Southern Wine Growing Region and jam out to a cool 85 degrees?

Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Music Festival Set for April 12 and 13, 2014 at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

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TUCSON, Ariz., March 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Arizona’s original and only American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the Third Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 21 Arizona Wineries in one location, on April 12 and 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Music Festival Set for April 20th and 21st at Kief-Joshua Vineyards

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TUCSON, Ariz., April 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards announces the Second Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 18 Arizona Wineries in one location, is slated for April 20 and 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in beautiful Elgin, Arizona.

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival to Showcase AZ Winemakers

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SONOITA, Ariz., April 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first-ever Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 17 Arizona Wineries in one location, is slated for April 14 and 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in beautiful Elgin, Arizona. The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great food and live music!

Kief-Joshua Vineyards New Release Wine and Music Festival 2011

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SONOITA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards is celebrating their Fourth Annual Arizona New Release Wine Festival on April 16th and 17th, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will be filled with new wines, winery tours, great food and live music!

Kief-Joshua Vineyards New Release Wine and Music Festival

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SONOITA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards is celebrating their Second Annual Arizona Wine and Music Festival with the release of three new wines on May 1 and 2, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To mark the occasion, the winery is hosting a wine festival, featuring wine tasting and tours, live music performed by Jeordie, from noon to 2 p.m. and Andy Hersey, from 2 to 5 p.m. The day’s events will also include numerous vendors from the Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market.