Corks & Cactus

February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017

1-5 p.m. | Saturday or Sunday
Members: $35 / General Public $40

Special Event Settings: 


  • Call: 480 941.1225, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

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.  Visit with representatives from a variety of wineries and purchase a bottle or case at the Garden’s Wine Retail Store.

  • Sample 40 different wines each day
  • All 80 wines will be available to purchase in our wine retail store
  • Most wines featured in the retail store 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
  • All wine purchased benefits the Garden’s education, research, exhibition and conservation programs
  • Did you purchase wine at Corks & Cactus 2016? If so, bring back your Desert Botanical Garden reusable wine tote and receive 10% off your purchase of six or more bottles.


  • Members: $35
  • General Public: $40


  • Saturday, February 18: Sydney Sprague
  • Sunday, February 19: Obadiah Parker

Cooking Demonstration

  • Saturday & Sunday on Kitchell Patio
  • Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events | 2 p.m. 
    Prickly Pear Tequila Sabayon, Prickly Pear Chocolate Zinfandel Velvet Cake, Chile Pepita Brittle
  • Gertrude's | 3 p.m.
    Red Wine & Beet Cured Hamachi with Saguaro Blossom Syrup + Tepary Bean Salad



Concessions menu available in Dorrance Hall. Please check back for our concession menu items.

The 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 sampling and entertainment. Event is rain or shine. Wine sampling will conclude at 4:30 P.M.

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