The SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival (Photo courtesy of SAACA)

It's back! The SAVOR Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival returns in 2023

By Addie Ibarra
December 15, 2022


The SAVOR Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival, arguably one of Southern Arizona's best gourmet food and wine festivals, is back on Saturday, January 28 from noon - 3 p.m.

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Now in its eighth year, after being on a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the festival will celebrate the largest local gathering of restaurants, chefs, breweries, wine, and specialty food purveyors at the lush and historic Tucson Botanical Gardens.

“We look forward to highlighting our regional cuisine, and providing an opportunity for our community to come together to spend a day experiencing local foods and recipes in one of our region’s most serene settings, at the Tucson Botanical Gardens," said Kate Marquez, Executive Director of SAACA.

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What to expect

The Festival will bring together stars of Tucson’s culinary scene with acclaimed regional chefs, wine and spirits experts, and local Heritage Foods movement leaders.

You'll find interactive cooking stations, the opportunity to engage with local chefs, live music, art experiences, a signature event raffle, and admission to the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Stroll the gardens while visiting local restaurant booths and exhibitors offering epicurean delights and premiere wine and cocktail samples.

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General Admission Tickets are $100 each and are available now for purchase (it's a 21 and over event).

Each ticket includes menu and libations samplings from local chefs, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries, and food purveyors. Also, these are expected to completely sell out soon so don't dawdle and this would make a wonderful gift idea, too!

Participating Restaurants, Chefs & Purveyors

  • Beyond Bread
  • Botannas Market
  • Bubbes Fine Bagels
  • Button Brew House
  • Callaghan
  • Cancion Tequila
  • Chateau Tumbleweed Club
  • Congress
  • Dante's Fire
  • Dogos Hermanos
  • Dragoon Brewing Co.
  • Dre's Seafood
  • El Corral
  • Finley Beer
  • Firetruck
  • Five-To-Oh! Coffee
  • Fork and Fire
  • Heirloom Farmers Markets
  • Huss Brewing - Finley Distributing
  • Iskashitaa Refugee Network
  • JuneShine
  • JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
  • Kiss Of Smoke
  • Lady umbrella LLC.
  • Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort & Spa
  • Mora Condiments
  • Noble Hops
  • Off The Hook Seafood
  • Olive Oil Ring, LLC
  • [POPPED] Artisan Popcorn
  • Queen Ceviche
  • R & R Family Kitchen
  • Rainy Day Chocolate
  • Ranch Hand Brewing
  • Rune
  • Sahuarita High School, Pima JTED CTE/Culinary
  • Song & Sugar Sweets
  • Southern Wine and Spirits
  • The Garden Kitchen: Arizona Health Zone
  • The Lodge at Ventana Canyon
  • The Royal Room
  • Thunder Canyon
  • Tito's Vodka
  • Transit Tea
  • Tucson City of Gastronomy
  • Us! Tucson Foodie
  • Tucson Tea Company
  • Westward Look Resort & Spa
  • Whiskey Del Bac
  • Wildflower
  • Zaidas Food
  • Zinburger
  • Zio Peppe

Experience the rich diversity of cuisine, culture, and agricultural history, making the Sonoran Desert and Tucson a famed UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

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SAVOR is presented in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona, and Tucson Botanical Gardens, all three nonprofit organizations strive to educate and promote the beauty and culture of Southern Arizona in their unique way.

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

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies...

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