17 January, 2020, 15:24

SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival at Tucson Botanical Gardens

More than 60 of Tucson's best gather for a savory takeover

Give your taste buds something wonderful to taste this year.

SAACA, Local First Arizona and Tucson Botanical Gardens are hosting the annual SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival from noon – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 8.

SAVOR showcases the diversity of food and ingredients by bringing more than 60 of the region’s best chefs, wineries, breweries, and local restaurants together.

08feb12:00 pm3:00 pmSAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festivalfood, beer, wine & entertainment12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Arizona Tucson Botanical Gardens

The artistic side of the city continues to expand throughout Tucson as it molds a unique gathering of local businesses. With so many local restaurants, breweries, and wineries popping up in the region it’s hard to keep track and taste them all, but that’s why this festival is so well supported.

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

Tickets are $79 per person and that includes samples from all wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and food purveyors.

VIP Tickets are also available at $125 per person and gets you in one hour early, scores you reserved parking, access to all Tucson Botanical Gardens exhibits, and everything that comes with the General Admission access.

Last year’s tickets vanished days before the event, so don’t wait too long to purchase yours.

Participating Restaurants, Chefs & Purveyors

  • Alfonso Gourmet Olive Oil & Balsamics
  • Angie’s Gourmet To Go
  • Beyond Bread
  • Boca Tacos y Tequila
  • Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
  • Brushfire BBQ
  • Café Botanica
  • Casino Del Sol
  • Ceilos at The Lodge on the Desert
  • Chef Chic
  • Dante’s Fire
  • Dominicks Real Italian
  • El Cisne Concina de Mexico
  • Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar
  • Fermented Tea Company Kombucha
  • Fusion’z
  • Gourmet Girls Bakery/Bistro
  • Mad Batter Bakery
  • Mano Y Metate Freshly Ground Mole
  • Merkin Vineyards Pizza Wagon
  • Noah Mi Amore Custom Catering
  • Nook Downtown
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Penca Restaurante
  • Pima Community College Hospitality Leadership
  • Pita Jungle
  • Omni Tucson National
  • [POPPED] Artisan Popcorn
  • Queen Ceviche
  • Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink
  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
  • Seis Kitchen
  • Snack Monster
  • Tavolino Ristorante Italiano
  • Villa Peru
  • Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha
  • Yellow Brick Coffee
  • YWCA Tucson
(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

(Credit: SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival)

Participating Breweries, Wineries & Libations

  • Adventurous Stills
  • AZ Distilling
  • Barrio Brewing Company
  • Borderlands Brewing Company
  • Button Brew House
  • Callaghan Vineyards
  • Chateau Tumbleweed
  • Dragoon Brewing Company
  • Four Peaks Brewing Company
  • Four Eight Wineworks
  • Grand Canyon Brewery + Distillery
  • High Lonesome Vineyard
  • Laramita Cellars
  • Maynards Market & Kitchen
  • The Meading Room
  • Mother Road Brewing Company
  • Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila
  • Rune Wines
  • Sand-Reckoner Vineyards
  • Three Amigos Tequila
  • Whiskey Del Bac
  • Sand-Reckoner Vineyards

Featured Experiences & Entertainment

  • Live Music throughout the event
  • Photo booth Masquerade with handmade masks created by Riddlemetrue’s Leathercraft
  • Live Painting by Eli Farias, Donovan White, and Jesse Perry
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens newest art exhibit “Out of the Woods” will be on display, featuring tree inspired sculptures by Robert J. Wick

Tucson Botanical Gardens is located at 2150 N. Alvernon Way. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit saaca.org.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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