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 or 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 --->

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 or call us at (520) 338-WINE.