Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hoppin' Grapes One Year Anniversary Party! December 5th, 2014

It's been a great first year at Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop! We are so grateful for our great customers and support network here in Sierra Vista, Arizona. To properly celebrate this perfect milestone, we are throwing a party! To hear our radio commercial advertising this, Click Here!
DRESS UP and join us as we celebrate 1 YEAR in Sierra Vista, AZ on December 5th! We will transform into a speakeasy in order to jointly celebrate the 81st Anniversary of the end of prohibition. Costumes aren't necessary, but everyone who dresses in period specific clothing will be entered to win great prizes! 
Watch our facebook page for more info posted later this week about this great event! We will close late, likely after midnight. Cake, door prizes, costume contest and much more!

We are going to transform our 1800 sq ft place into the best speakeasy this side of prohibition! Look forward to a relaxing time and speakeasy decorations. So get on your "Glad Rags" and come out to the "Juice Joint" for a "Giggle Water" or two (1920's slang in case you missed it). 

Arrive early, we expect to be packed! Don't forget to join us on Saturday at Hannah's Hill Winery. Come in and get more info on this great event! 

Click Here for more great 1920's slang. http://local.aaca.org/bntc/slang/slang.htm

Hoppin Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop and Retail Store is located at 409B West Fry BLVD in Sierra Vista, Arizona, one block outside of the main gate to Fort Huachuca. Hoppin' Grapes provides a relaxed lounge atmosphere to sample great wine and beer including lots of Arizona beer and wine choices. We offer a variety of cheese plates, snacks and desserts to enhance your tasting experience. We also offer the ability to carry-out beer and wine from our retail section. Reservations for parties of six or more are encouraged. We do not accept reservations for after 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 520-338-WINE or visit hoppingrapes.com or facebook.com/hoppingrapes for more info.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 2014 Calendar - Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop and Retail Store


Our September Calendar. Sorry for the delay! We were ironing out when we could provide a beer tasting withe Beast Brewing. The event will take place September 17th! 


See you tonight at the 'Grapes! -Eric

Hoppin Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop and Retail Store is located at 409B West Fry BLVD in Sierra Vista, Arizona, one block outside of the main gate to Fort Huachuca.  Hoppin' Grapes provides a relaxed lounge atmosphere to sample great wine and beer including lots of Arizona beer and wine choices.  We offer a variety of cheese plates, snacks and desserts to enhance your tasting experience.  We also offer the ability to carry-out beer and wine from our retail section.  Reservations for parties of six or more are encouraged.  We do not accept reservations for after 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 520-338-WINE or visit hoppin-grapes.com or facebook.com/hoppingrapes for more info.

Friday, August 8, 2014

August Calendar and New Hours For Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer, Sierra Vista, Arizona

New HOURS and August Calendar and New Hours For Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer, Sierra Vista, Arizona.

  We have decided to cut Sundays out for now.  We simply haven't done the sales we do during the rest of the week and Kristine values football season!

   Our new calendar for August reflecting our new hours (closed Sundays) is posted below too.  We will consider new hours closer to the holidays!

Thanks again for shoppin' at Hoppin' Grapes.  Our customers mean the world to us!  Thanks, Kristine and Eric




See you tonight at the 'Grapes! -Eric

Hoppin Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop and Retail Store is located at 409B West Fry BLVD in Sierra Vista, Arizona, one block outside of the main gate to Fort Huachuca.  Hoppin' Grapes provides a relaxed lounge atmosphere to sample great wine and beer including lots of Arizona beer and wine choices.  We offer a variety of cheese plates, snacks and desserts to enhance your tasting experience.  We also offer the ability to carry-out beer and wine from our retail section.  Reservations for parties of six or more are encouraged.  We do not accept reservations for after 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 520-338-WINE or visit hoppin-grapes.com or facebook.com/hoppingrapes for more info.





Friday, July 4, 2014

July 2014 Calendar! Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Bar and Retail Shop

Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Bar and Retail Shop July 2014 Calendar!  Plenty of great of events this month.  Join us for National Anti-Boredom Month!  Here are some of the highlights -

Live Music Every Thursday and Saturday!  For more information about our live music, Click Here!  

Live Music Dates and Times This Month!
+ July 6th 6to9PM; Lamont Arthur
+ July 10th 6:30to8:30PM; Becky Reyes and Scott Muhleman 
+ July 12th 7to10PM; Frytown Toughs
+ July 17th 6:30to8:30PM; Becky Reyes and Scott Muhleman 
+ July 19th 6:30to9:30PM; C.J. Fletcher 
+ July 24th 6:30to8:30PM; Becky Reyes and Scott Muhleman 
+ July 26th 7to10PM; Tin Can Tourists
+ July 31st 6:30to8:30PM; Becky Reyes and Scott Muhleman 



See you tonight at the 'Grapes! -Eric

Hoppin Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop and Retail Store is located at 409B West Fry BLVD in Sierra Vista, Arizona, one block outside of the main gate to Fort Huachuca.  Hoppin' Grapes provides a relaxed lounge atmosphere to sample great wine and beer including lots of Arizona beer and wine choices.  We offer a variety of cheese plates, snacks and desserts to enhance your tasting experience.  We also offer the ability to carry-out beer and wine from our retail section.  Reservations for parties of six or more are encouraged.  We do not accept reservations for after 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 520-338-WINE or visit hoppin-grapes.com or facebook.com/hoppingrapes for more info.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Decide Our next Beer - Hoppin' Grapes and Old Bisbee Brewing Company

Old Bisbee Brewing Logo
Hoppin Grapes Logo
UPDATE:  The Fort Huachuca American Ale won!  A close second was the Summer Wheat.  We are carrying the Summer Wheat right now.  Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop is teaming up with Old Bisbee Brewing Company to bring you some of the finest local brews offered in Southern Arizona! Visit us on June 25th at 6:30 PM to sample Old Bisbee Brewing Company's Pilsner, Summer Wheat, IPA, Salute and Fort Huahcuca Ale all for just $8 plus tax. Help us choose which beer we will carry at Hoppin' Grapes. Stop in and vote tonight. After all, voting is your civic duty ;)

Special thanks to Old Bisbee Brewing Company for helping make this event possible. We are excited to try all of their beers and even more excited to allow you, the customer, to decide which beer we carry next at Hoppin' Grapes! 

See you tonight at the 'Grapes! -Eric

Hoppin Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop and Retail Store is located at 409B West Fry BLVD in Sierra Vista, Arizona, one block outside of the main gate to Fort Huachuca.  Hoppin' Grapes provides a relaxed lounge atmosphere to sample great wine and beer including lots of Arizona beer and wine choices.  We offer a variety of cheese plates, snacks and desserts to enhance your tasting experience.  We also offer the ability to carry-out beer and wine from our retail section.  Reservations for parties of six or more are encouraged.  We do not accept reservations for after 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Call 520-338-WINE or visit hoppin-grapes.com or facebook.com/hoppingrapes for more info.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Lessons I Learned in Six Months of Business - Owning a Wine Bar

Lessons I Learned in Six Months of Business - Owning a Wine Bar   By: Kristine

Six. Whole. Months.  It may not seem like a long time, but to me, it feels like validation.  We worked (and still work) very hard to provide a great service and great wines.  Today, I feel like reflecting on my accomplishments and failures.  Because I own them both, I feel like sharing.  The universe prefers that I learn my lessons the hard way and for that, I believe I am a more resilient person.  However, if I can save anyone any amount of hardship, I am happy to do that.  In no particular order, here are some of the most important lessons that I have learned:

1)  Adding green onion to ramen noodles will really up the freshness on the flavor.  Even if your business is doing well, there will be no money for yourself in the first six months.  All of it will go to paying down bills or finishing the updates on your space.  No worries.  Ramen comes in many delicious flavors and it really doesn't take much to up the flavor quotient.

2) Even though you will have NO money, everyone will believe that you do.  Almost every day, people will ask you for money to donate to some charity or another. (As I write this, somebody just came in for this very thing).  You will have to say no.  Kindly.  Even though you will kindly say no, some of these people will be angry that you have chosen not to donate.  There is nothing you can do about this.  Conversely, if you find a charity that you can support, you should!  It helps to be involved in the community and it feels good to give back! To read more Click Here! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 2014 Calendar of Events for Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Retail Shop and Tasting Bar

Hoppin' Grapes- The Place to Taste!

Check out or calendar to the right, our descriptions below, or see our larger calendar at the bottom of our page!

UPDATE:  Beer Tasting June 25th!  We added Old Bisbee Brewing Company's visit to Hoppin' Grapes on June 25th at 6:30 PM to our blog.  For more information, Click Here!  Or visit the blog post here --->  http://www.hoppin-grapes-blog.com/2014/06/decide-our-next-beer-hoppin-grapes-and.html


Thanks for your interest in Hoppin' Grapes and for signing up for our awesome email list.  In case you didn't know, Hoppin' Grapes is a retail store and a wine bar with a little beer thrown in for flavor right here in Sierra Vista, AZ!  We offer snacks and yummies as well as cheese plates, desserts and more. With a retail store boasting a large selection including many wines and beers Arizona has to offer, Hoppin' Grapes will be sure to have something for everyone.  Join us for wine tastings daily! Our lounge features comfortable couches, tables and chairs perfect for gathering to chat with friends, play board games or read a book. 

Hoppin' Happenings 

We have great events and LIVE MUSIC this month! Dates and times below. 

6, 13, 20 and 27 June @ 530PM Becky Reyes and Scott Muhleman team up to provide a great lineup of Thursday night entertainment.  Every Thursday at the 'Grapes!

7th of June @ 6PM C.J. Fletcher Hang out Saturday Night with C.J. Fletcher (pictured at left)! Let his finger style blues, American Noir and Baladas Oscuras sounds.  Check out his website and learn more about Fletch!

11th of June @ 6PM Dove Chocolate Discoveries Party!  We will host a rep of this great home based business at our shop!  Drop in and see what all of the rave is about!  

12th of June @ 6:30PM Wine Tasting Featuring “Summer Wines” $15 plus tax includes snack sized cheese plate

14th of June @ 6PM Lamont Arthur, Jazz Legend and friend of the 'Grapes.  To see a short YouTube video highlighting Lamont Click Here! 

21st of June 11AM-4PM - Thinking of getting married?  Do it at the 'Grapes! Weddings for just $200! Call Jenny at (520)-221-1017 to reserve.

21st of June @ 6PM Tin Can Tourists.   Great local group with a unique sound.  The are an audience favorite!  Enjoy their fun and lively entertainment. !

24th of June 6-8 PM Craft Night Cost: $15 plus tax.  Includes a glass of wine!

25th of June at 6:30 PM Beer Tasting! Cost: $8 plus tax.

26th of June 6:30PM – Pampered Chef Party

28th of June @ 6PM A new musical group, Providence, will join us.  Providence will be here so come out and see a new act!
  

Need Some Space? Reserve With Us!

Need a reservation? Or, would you like to reserve an exclusive wine tasting for your group or need meeting space and want to use our lounge?  Feel free to email us at hoppingrapes@gmail.com or call us at (520) 338-WINE. 


Monday, May 26, 2014

Half Year's Eve - Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Bar, Sierra Vista, Arizona

Half Year's Eve?  Yes, Half Year's Eve!  Join us at Hoppin' Grapes for the smashing Half Year's Eve celebration on May 31st starting at 6:00 PM.  We will party until 1AMish and bring in the New Half Year.  

Did you ever celebrate being a half year older.  Remember how cool you thought you were when you told someone one you weren't just 12 years old, but 12 and a half years old?  We do!  

Help us celebrate half a year open (a.k.a. 1/2 or 0.5).  We will have appetizers, Live Music with Lamont Arthur until 10PMish or later, and we will drop a "ball" of sorts at midnight to celebrate Half Year's Eve! 

To hear our latest radio advertisement for Half Year's Eve Click Here! 

We will feature appetizers from our friends at Landmark Cafe here in Sierra Vista.  The featured delicious food will include - 


Mini Spinach Frittatas
Fruit Kabobs with Fruit Dips
Guacamole Shrimp Appetizers
Greek Deli Kabobs
Apple & Blue Cheese on Endive

Dress up, or don't.  It doesn't matter.  What matters is having a good time and if you don't know by now, you should know, Hoppin' Grapes is the place to be in Sierra Vista, Cochise County, and we dare say Arizona!  


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hoppin' Happenings - May Calendar of Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Bar and Retail Shop!

Our May Happenings here at Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Bar and Retail Shop!  Join us for some of our events this month.  Stay current on on our most up to date events on our facebook page Click Here!

Friday, April 18, 2014

New Hours of Operation and April Calendar - Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop

We are happy to announce new hours of operation.  We will have extended evening hours for Saturday and Sunday.  We will also open at 12:00PM now.   Please join us at Hoppin' Grapes during our new hours!  See you at Hoppin' Grapes!


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sierra Vista Symphony Art Sales Event Supported By Hoppin' Grapes "Pinot and Paintings"

Tonight only, from 3-7PM a once in a 
lifetime event - “Pinot and Paintings”, a co-
production with the Sierra Vista Symphony and the Huachuca Art Association hosted by 
Hoppin' Grapes. Original paintings by some local artists and three will be raffled. The rest are for sale. Bring some cash for raffle tickets. Priced: 1-$5, 3-$10, and 7-$20. See you at the 'Grapes! — at Hoppin' Grapes Wine and Beer Tasting Shop.



Sunday, February 16, 2014