Arizona Stronghold Vineyard vintners Maynard James Keenan (Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards owner and frontman for TOOL and PUSCIFER) and Eric Glomski (Page Springs Cellars) will host, in conjunction with Whole Foods Market, three bottle signings in the Southwestern U.S. kicking off with a December 6 date at Whole Foods in Tucson.
The announcement follows a year in which the pair did over three dozen signing events at Whole Foods locations throughout the U.S.
Glomski and Keenan's quest to bring the wine industry to Arizona's Verde Valley is the subject matter behind a documentary currently in post-production with a planned February 2010 theatrical release.
Dates and locations for the signings are:
Dec. 06 - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Tucson, AZ (3360 E. Speedway Blvd.)
Dec. 08 - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Santa Barbara, CA (3761 State St.)
Dec. 09 - 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Las Vegas, NV (6689 Las Vegas Blvd.)
About Arizona Stronghold Vineyards: ASV lies at the eastern edge of Sulfur Springs Valley, in Cochise County (alongside the Wilcox Playa) in a small, unincorporated area known as the Kansas Settlement. The vineyard site is 80 acres with 66 acres currently under vine. Co-owned by Glomski and Keenan, ASV's mission is to present affordable top quality Arizona wine made by passionate Arizona based winemakers.
Keenan says of the vineyard, "One of our many goals here in Arizona is to establish a cornerstone around which locally owned and operated, sustainable and organic industries can thrive."