Corks & Cactus

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018

1-4:30 p.m. | Saturday and Sunday
Members: $35 / General Public $40

Special Event Settings: 


Call: 480.941.1225 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the admissions Box Office 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Feb. 10 & 11 Sold Out

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.  Sample from 40 different wines each day, enjoy talented musical entertainment and purchase delicious fare from Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events.  Visit with representatives from a variety of wineries and purchase by the bottle or case at the Garden’s Wine Retail Store.  All wine purchased will directly benefit the Garden.

  • Sample 40 different wines each day
  • All 80 wines will be available to purchase in our 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 2017? 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
No two-day tickets available

Live Entertainment

Cooking Demonstrations

  • Fabulous Food Fine Catering & Events | 2 p.m.
  • Gertrude’s | 3 p.m.


FOOD & BEVERAGE by Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events
Prosciutto and Fig Pizza, $14
Imported Prosciutto, Fig, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, Fontina, Mascarpone, Topped with Baby Arugula
Bacon and Fingerling Potato Pizza, $14
Applewood Bacon, Red Wine Shallots, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Thyme, Crème Fraiche and Brie Cheese
Caprese Panini, $14
Semi Dried Tomatoes, Basil Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
Served with Campanelle Pasta Salad and Pickled Vegetables
Cheese Platters, $15
A selection of imported and domestic cheeses accented with grilled apples, grapes dried fruits, savory nuts, and crackers (Serves 2)
Spinach and Artichoke Dip, $10
Topped with Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Served with Parmesan Pita Chips
Antipasto, $13
Salami, Sopressata, Capicola, Cheese, Olives, Roasted Peppers, House Cured Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Baguette
Mascarpone Meyer Lemon Cheesecake, $8
Fresh Berries and Meyer Lemon Curd
Beverages, $3
Prickly Pear Iced Tea
Canned Soda, $2
Sprite, Diet Coke and Coke
Bottled Water, $2.50
***Tax is not included***

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 and event will conclude at 4:30 p.m.
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