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Corks & Cactus - Saturday


Now - February 21, 2015 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Boppart Courtyard | Dorrance Hall


Sample, sip, and savor your way through the splendor of the Desert Botanical Garden at Corks & Cactus, where boutique wines and desert beauty blend into a delightful event.

Download the program/wine list.

  • Sample 40 different wines each day
  • All 80 wines will be available to purchase in our retail area
  • Purchase delicious delicacies from Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events (see below for details)
  • Visit with representatives from a variety of wineries and purchase a bottle or case
  • Retail store features wines that are priced at $35 or less, with no sales tax on any wine purchased
  • Guests are able to mix & match 12 or more bottles and receive 10% off the total purchase price

Did you purchase wine at Corks & Cactus 2014?
If so, bring your Desert Botanical Garden reusable wine tote and receive 10% off your purchase of six or more bottles!

All wine purchased benefits the Garden’s education, research, exhibition and conservation programs.


  • Music: Dmitri Matheny Group
  • Cooking Demonstrations / Kitchell Patio
    • Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events / 2 p.m.
      • Demonstrations featuring recipes from the Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events kitchen.
    • Gertude's / 3 p.m.
      • Interactive demonstrations featuring recipes from the Garden’s critically acclaimed restaurant.

Food & Beverage

All items are plus tax

  • Beef Panini: Thin sliced sirloin of beef, caramelized onions, aged provolone, arugula, garlic aioli, Ciabatta bread, dill and sour cream potato salad, pickles - $16.95
  • Turkey Panini: Thin sliced turkey, sage cheddar and cranberry relish, Wildflower cranberry walnut bread, dill and sour cream potato salad, pickles - $14.95
  • Cheese Platters: A selection of imported and domestic cheeses accented with grilled apples, grapes dried fruits, savory nuts, and crackers (Serves 2) - $15
  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip: Topped with fresh parmesan cheese served with parmesan pita chips - $9.95
  • Antipasto: Salami, sausage, cheese, olives, roasted peppers, house cured tomatoes, baguette - $13
  • Chocolate Fondue: Rich chocolate fondue surrounded by strawberries, fresh pineapple chunks, soft marshmallows and cream puffs for dipping (Serves 2) - $10.95


  • Prickly Pear Iced Tea - $2.50
  • Canned Soda (Sprite, Diet Coke, Coke) - $2.00
  • Bottled Water - $2.50

Fine Print

  • Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification.
  • Children will not be admitted, even if a parent or guardian is present.
  • Event programming subject to change.
  • No outside food, beverage or alcohol may be brought into the event.
  • No refund, exchanges or rain dates.
  • Corks & Cactus ticket price includes Garden/Event admission, wine tasting and entertainment.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Event may be photographed for promotional purposes.

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