Saunter down to southern Arizona, where the elevation is higher, the air cooler, and the wine flows in abundance, particularly this weekend at the annual harvest festival — named in honor of the owner’s grandmother, who celebrates her 95th birthday this year — at Kief-Joshua Vineyards, where you’ll enjoy wine tastings, food, and live music from country-western singer Andy Hersey and the well-known Phoenix group The Dry River Yacht Club.
DETAILS >> 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Road, Elgin. Admission is free, tastings are $8 (which includes a souvenir glass) or $5 if you bring your own glass. (520) 455-5582 or KJ-Vineyards.com.
Cowboy Capital Professional Bull Riding
If you’re of a more northernly disposition, Prescott — home to “The World’s Oldest Rodeo” — has plenty to offer, including this professional bull riding event at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, where you’ll watch 40 bull riders go up against 40 bucking bulls. If you’re too tired to drive home after the rodeo, you can overnight at the historic Hassayampa Inn in downtown Prescott (122 E. Gurley St.,), which has been meticulously restored to its 1927 glory. Reservations can be made at (800) 322-1927 or HassayampaInn.com.
DETAILS >> 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive. $22. (928) 445-3103 or WorldsOldestRodeo.com.