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    Southern Arizona Wine Country Ride-2/6 to 2/8; staying in Tombstone!

    Southern Arizona Wine Country Ride-2/6 to 2/8

    Tombstone Arizona Motel - The Larian Motel - In Historic Tombstone Arizona Miss Donna and Papa Chuy Viejo just made our reservations at the Larian Motel in Tombstone, Arizona for Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8. BeemerDonS spoke to the Owner Gordon and negotiated a rate of $98.79 per night, if you mention that you are staying with the AZ Beemers BMW Motorcycle Club.

    I recommend that you call the Larian Motel directly at 1-520-457-2272, I tried to use their website on Sunday morning, but Gordon said it is broken!

    PLEASE NOTE: As of 1000 hours on 12/16/2014 there are only nine (9) rooms remaining, so book your rooms ASAP!
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    Hi Brian Boles and AZ Beemers BMW Motorcycle Club,
    Thank you for contacting Javelina Wine Tours! The price per person is $100 for each guest. This amount includes a spacious van picking you up from your location, your own tour guide, a gourmet picnic lunch, complimentary snacks and bottled water, and a safe return trip back to your home. This does not include your tasting fee (around $10) at each of the wineries which some of them will waive upon purchase. I will require a %20 down payment ($160) to reserve your spot for Saturday February 7th 2015. The entire trip will last around 5 hours give or take depending on the amount of time at each vineyard. We have a no rush policy. We would like you to take as much time as you would like to enjoy at each location.
    Thanks again for your interest in Javelina wine tours, feel free to contact me further with any other questions.
    Trevor Glauser
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    http://www.yelp.com/biz/javelina-wine-tours-phoenix Very Nice Work Brian Boles, por favor sign Miss Donna and Papa Chuy Viejo up for the Javelina Wine Tour Van!

    "What an amazing day we had?.Headed out about 10a... Ride up was pretty casual. Our driver, Trevor was pretty knowledgeable about the places we were going and wasn't pushy at all. We stayed as long as we wanted at each stop, a total of 3 wineries,1 tasting room and lunch! My girlfriends and I were looking for more of a social event and are by no means cork dorks (: The places we chose were all pretty close to each other giving us time to walk the downtown shops in the tiny town. I was back home by 6!!

    Had an amazing time with Javelina Wine Tours! It was wonderful to be picked up at our door and not have to worry about a designated driver. Our driver was professional and knowledgable. The luxury SUV was clean and so very comfortable. The trip was on our time frame which allowed us to stay longer at our favorite spots. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. We will use them again.
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    Here is a potential Wineries Itinerary for the Group on Saturday, February 7.

    Located off Highway 82 near Sierra Vista: Can one of you AZB GPS Weirdo Wallys lay this out in a routing for the AZ Beemer Freaks and Geeks that can't use a map?!?!

    Recently relocated from Willcox, Dos Cabezas WineWorks adds another mature vintner to the region. Located just east of the Sonoita Crossroads, make this your first stop on your vineyard tour. http://www.doscabezaswineworks.com

    Rancho Rossa Vineyards is one of the largest, family owned wineries in the Sonoita area. There are 17 acres of estate plantings, 12.5 acres of red varieties and 4.5 of white varieties, and you drive right through part of the vineyard on your way to the tasting room. What could be better? http://www.ranchorossa.com

    A decade or so ago, Kent Callaghan planted rows of grapes in the red soils just off Elgin Road in Sonoita. Ever since, Callaghan Vineyards has established a reputation for producing outstanding wines. Robert Parker, editor of The Wine Advocate, has recommended over 20 Callaghan wines in the last ten years. Come decide for yourself! http://callaghanvineyards.com

    The Village of Elgin Winery makes a variety of unique wines for all tastes and palettes, from hand crafted reds, to nicely balanced white table wines. One of the more interesting wines is Tombstone Red, named after the nearby town that Wyatt Earp made famous at the O.K. Corral. Gary Reeves, the village Wine-Master can be found manning the tasting room, which is open daily for tasting and tours. http://www.elginwines.com

    Sonoita Vineyards is home to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Mission grapes. Stop here for a picnic on their balcony overlooking the beautiful vineyard, or reserve a luxurious catered lunch for a group of people in their Vintage Room. Please contact the winery for reservations prior to your tour. https://sonoitavineyards.com

    Lightning Ridge Cellars ? This particular winery definitely evokes an Old World Italian charm. Don?t be deceived by the relatively modest tasting room; there is much more to this place than meets the eye. During our recent visit, we were treated to a quick tour of the impressive back room, where the winemakers hold various special events throughout the year. Anchored by a massive table, the windowless room houses countless wine barrels. Guests feel as though they?ve truly descended into a wine cellar. The stand-out wine for our group was the light but earthy Mourvedre ($23), unique in that Mourvedre grapes are more commonly used in blends, but hard to find as a single varietal. If you go: Be sure to ask about upcoming tasting events in the barrel room. http://lightningridgecellars.com

    Flying Leap Vineyards ? Perhaps the most uniquely-landscaped of all the wineries we visited, Flying Leap Vineyards definitely sets itself apart with the garden of wine bottles ?planted? out front. The playful atmosphere carries on inside the tasting room, where a desertscape of paper mache creatures overlook patrons. While the d?cor might be playful, the wine is serious business. Besides the sparkling wine we bought here over the holidays, my favorite from Flying Leap Vineyards is the bright and rich Estate Temparanillo 2009 ($33). If you go: Strike up a grape-growing conversation with Joan, Flying Leap Vineyards farmer. She is sure to share some very interesting tidbits that wouldn?t occur to us farm-virgins. http://www.flyingleapvineyards.com

    Kief-Joshua Vineyards ? Guests know they?re in for a treat the moment they step into what is arguably the most beautiful of all of Sonoita?s tasting rooms. The best part, though, is that the wine doesn?t disappoint and neither does the experience. Every single time we?ve visited, the winemaker himself, Kief Manning, has been behind the counter, pouring our tastes and humbly discussing his craft before wishing us a hearty ?cheers? as we drink up. During our most recent visit, the tasting list at Kief-Joshua included three whites and three reds. Personally, I?m partial to the 2010 Cephus ($22; named after the winemaker?s grandfather), a blend of Chardonnay and Roussanne that makes for a divine porch-drinking wine. If you go: Consider a Sunday visit when the omelet bar is open for business (11am-2pm). http://kiefjoshuavineyards.com
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    http://www.tubacaz.com/event/56th-an...ts/2015-02-04/ On our ride down to Tombstone we are going to tour the Tubac Arts Festival on Friday, February 6; we will have an early dinner at The Velvet Elvis in Patagonia, Arizona then on to the Larian Motel. http://www.velvetelvispizza.com

    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    I just called and booked a room... easy-peasy!
    Great News Gerard, that means there are now only 8 Rooms Available! JSNS, eh!
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    As you are passing through Tucson to/from Tombstone, AZ here is a nice and twisty trip diversion ride, up to the top of Mount Lemmon:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAViWKfmHdU
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    Melanie and I are booked and apparently have the last king bed room available. Room #14.
    Chuy just spoke to Linda at the Front Desk of the Larian Motel in Tombstone, AZ: As BB stated, all of the King Bed Rooms are sold out!

    They do have one Smoking 2 Queen Bed (Cooleyman, that'd be you Hombre!) and six Non-Smoking 2 Queen Beds. 1-520-457-2272.
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/pho...weather/346935 Phoenix in February

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/tom...weather/336879 Tombstone in February

    Hello FJRoy - Welcome, it's always in 30s or 40s at night in Tombstone. Usually in 40s and 50s at night here in PHX, but both locations will be in the 60s during daytime.

    Sincerely yours,


    Don Stanley
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    Hey all, need a head count for the wine tour.

    Melanie/Brian
    ??
    Don and Donna
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerdons View Post
    Don and Donna, Brian and Melanie, Enrique and Dawn, Sue and Gerard plus Scott and Pippa
    The wine tour van is now FULL.

    If anyone else wants to do the wine tour, SOUND OFF NOW, and I will ask the guy about a 2nd van.
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    Wine Tour Van #1 passenger list

    Melanie/Brian
    Don/Donna
    Enrique/Dawn
    Gerard/Sue
    Scott/Pippa
    Dave/Kim
    John/Loretta
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    Just to re-fresh -

    We leave the Chandler Love's Truck Stop, intersection of I-10 and Exit 162 at 0900 hours.
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    ? Last post by bbolesaz on Today at 06:47:27 AM ?
    OK, all of you fence sitters 8)

    There's 4 seats left on the wine tour busses.

    You know you want to go, come on. This is going to be the party ride of the year ! ;D
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    [quote author=AZgman link=topic=5008.msg41175#msg41175 date=1423439979]
    Just want to say that Sue & I had a blast this weekend on the wine country tour. Thanks again for organizing this!
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    Sheila and I had a great time too. Thanks Brian, Don and any other organizers for putting this together. It was a fun group.






    Partied out!!!



    Headed home.

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    [quote author=AZgman link=topic=5008.msg41175#msg41175 date=1423439979]
    Just want to say that Sue & I had a blast this weekend on the wine country tour. Thanks again for organizing this!
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