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Our weekly tastings have become legendary in Tucson. Each week has a new theme with six different wines featured with cheese, crackers and other gourmet goodies. Weekly themed tastings are every Thursday,Friday and Saturday without fail, if you do not see something scheduled below call the shoppe to find out the weekend theme. Look for special events throughout the week as scheduled.

The cost? $10.00 per person.
($8.00 with a take home purchase of over $10.00!
and FREE with a case purchase)
THURSDAY: January 22nd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: January 23rd - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: January 24th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Flight of Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

Winter is here and it’s time to step it up a notch and drink some big red wines to get this new year started on the right foot. Power and weight are the key here and we will be featuring the wines of Peirano Estates. Peirano wines have become a popular staple in the shoppe and a sure bet if you are not sure what to buy.

This tasting is not for the faint of heart so strap on your seat belt because we’re gonna hit the ground running and be up to speed in no time.

"In 1879, with only fifty dollars in his pocket, Giacomo Peirano, a grape farmer from Genoa, Italy, immigrated to San Francisco, CA.

Giacomo eventually moved to Lodi and opened up a mercantile store where miners could get all sorts of daily supplies and necessities.  The idea turned out to be an ingenious money maker and before he knew it Giacomo was on a boat back to Italy to reunite with his adoring wife to be, Maria. 

It was on this trip that he came across an idea which, unknown to him, would become the most important family jewel for centuries to come.

Giacomo brought with him Italian Zinfandel vine cuttings from his family’s vineyard. This rest is history.

In 1992, Lance Randolph, the fourth generation of Peirano to farm the 300 acre estate, began making Peirano wine simply for himself and to prove Lodi could produce desirable wines.

Over the years, the vineyards have grown to not only include the same naturally rooted, head trained Old Vine Zinfandel imported to the United States by Lance’s great grandfather, but Cabernet Sauvignon, Viogner, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Syrah and  Malbec as well."

Stop by for this big and bold tasting, which varietal is your favorite?


THURSDAY: January 29th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: January 30th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: January 31st - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
Flight of Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home purchase greater then $10 value, FREE with case purchase)

Not everybody drinks only beer during the super bowl. Come taste some bold wines that go well with super bowl fare - wines that stand up to even the most offensive and defensive foods that you can serve your guests before, during and after the game. Want to impress your friends? Serve them some championship great wines like a cabernet sauvignon, a shiraz, a red blend you know, wines as big as the game itself. These wines have made it to the short list of 'the best of the best' for both flavor and value in the shoppe.


THURSDAY: February 5th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: February 6th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
SATURDAY: February 7th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home wine purchase over $10.00. FREE with case purchase)

Zinfandel wines are revered by wine connoisseurs around the world – and by CataVinos regulars, of course. Great Zinfandels are dark and possess tremendous amounts of ripe, berry fruit (silky or firm), and soft tannins. Zinfandels come in a wide range of tastes and styles like any other varietal. They can be soft and mellow, spicy, tannic or fruity and jammy or a combination of any of the above. Regardless, a good zinfandel is difficult to walk away from

Come explore this big red grape, once considered uniquely “American” but now known to be genetically identical to Primitivo cultivated widely in Italy and dating back to Croatia. Surely you will discover one of these that is the perfect accompaniment to your next meal.

SUNDAY: February 8th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

$20.00 for a flight of six wines
paired with pastries
I prefer to start with dessert, why save the best for last? Whether you are shopping for the perfect sweet for your valentine or simply enjoy delicious desserts and are curious which wines they pair with this is the perfect tasting for you.  Bring your mother, your father, your sister or friend, heck even bring your valentine and enjoy.
CataVinos is partnering with Lena's Custom Desserts for a perfectly paired pastry and wine tasting event. Lena creates wonderful cakes, miniatures, tarts, cookies, empanadas you name it. CataVinos specializes in choosing the approriate wine for whatever your needs might be so this is a match made in heaven, just like you and your mate.
Make your reservations early, space is limited.
THURSDAY: February 12th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: February 13th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
February 14th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home wine purchase over $10.00. FREE with case purchase)

Why wait until February 14 to begin a special time with someone you care about this valentines day weekend. Stop by CataVinos and begin early. Bring in your partner, significant other, husband, wife, girlfriend, wanna be girlfriend…..even your mother or father (let’s see does that cover it?) and receive 20% off of your tastings, yep both of you.

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a fine wine. We’ve got a huge selection of Valentine appropriate wines that get the message across “you’re special to me”. This week we offer six wines beginning with a sparklie then move through the wonderful range of sweetheart wines. Surely you’ll find something to love and impress that someone special with in this stellar line up. (not combined with other offers)

THURSDAY: February 19th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: February 20th - 4:00 to 8:00 PM
February 21st - 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Six wines for $10.00
($8.00 with take home wine purchase over $10.00. FREE with case purchase)

Take away anything but my wine

This season you just won’t want to Passover these wines or think about giving them up for anything. As the season rolls around to these holidays our tasting will celebrate wines that pair with grand dinners and get togethers. Look for some wonderful Pinot, Sauvingon Blanc, Chardonnay, and blends.

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Catavinos Wine Shoppe & Tasting Room

3063 North Alvernon Way
Tucson Arizona 85712

Phone:  520-323-3063
Fax:  520-795-2276
e-mail:  yvonne@catavinoswines.com

Tuesday and Wednesday  -  11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday through Saturday - 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday