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Drink Local Wineries In and Around Phoenix

Last Updated October 15, 2014
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Arizona Wine Country. Yes, you read it right. With wineries along the Sedona Verde Valley north of Phoenix, the Sonoita/Elgin wine trail in southern AZ, the Wilcox wine trail to the southeast and others dotting various regions of the state (even in Metro Phoenix), local wine is better than ever. Cheers.

Su Vino Winery

Why We Love It: This winery has 40 medals under its belt, including gold medals for their Zinfandel, Malbec and Bella Rosa. They make over 10 reds, nine whites, eight dessert wines and will actually make a wine...
|7035 E Main Street, Suite 110, Scottsdale , AZ, us
|480.994.VINO(8466)

Page Springs Cellars

Why We Love It: The cellar works primarily with five vineyards to produce Rhône-style wines like Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre. The scenic tasting room is worth a visit.
|1500 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville , AZ, us
|928.639.3004

Oak Creek Vineyards

Why We Love It: The 4,000 plants on this ten-acre plot only yield about 750 barrels a year—four reds, four whites and two desserts. The small number means extra attention is devoted to each…and not much of it...
|1555 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ, us
|928.649.0290

Javelina Leap Vineyard and Winery

Why We Love It: The zinfandels and that they keep the vineyard natural by letting native plants intermingle with the vines. Must be why their namesake javelinas like to come by for a visit. You will want to visit,...
|1565 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville , AZ, us
|928.649.2681

Alcantara Vineyard and Winery

Why We Love It: One of the larger vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona, Alcantara boasts 87 acres of sloping limestone and over 12 varietals. Barbara and Bob Predmore have been running this boutique winery for a...
|3445 S. Grapevine Way, Cottonwood , AZ, us
|928.649.8463

Pillsbury Wine Company

Why We Love It: Lauded by many as one of the best winemakers in Arizona, Sam Pillsbury is committed to making “food” wines and not the big, high-alcohol “Hummer” wines you get from high-production vineyards....
|6450 S. Bennett Pl., Wilcox, AZ, us
|520.384.3694
|COTTONWOOD TASTING ROOM, Cottonwood , AZ, us
|928.639.0646

Granite Creek Vineyards

Why We Love It: The vines at Granite Creek are grown using organic granite soil and pure well water. The production is small but the grape is pure Arizona. The inventory changes per season so grab bottles when you...
|2515 N Road 1E, Chino Valley , AZ, us
|928.636.2003

Charron Vineyards

Why We Love It: This is one of the oldest vineyards in Southern Arizona and it continues to produce a decent selection every year. Varietals to try: the Rincon Red (which is a merlot/chancellor blend that won Whole...
|18585 S Sonoita Hwy, Vail , AZ, us
|520.762.8585

Dos Cabezas WineWorks

Why We Love It: The Bostock family impressively produces over 3,000 cases per year. Not actually a vineyard itself, Dos Cabezas is not tied to one particular kind of varietal and can experiment (although most of...
|3248 Highway 82, Sonoita , AZ, us
|520.455.5141

Rancho Rossa Vineyards

Why We Love It: The farmers use hands-off, old-school growing methods that call for minimal intervention as the grapes ripen. Once the grapes are ready, they are at the winery for processing in fewer than two hours....
|201 Cattle Ranch Lane, Elgin , AZ, us
|520.455.0700

Callaghan Vineyards

Why We Love It: This vineyard produces mostly red wines—Tempranillo, Monastrell, Mourvedre, Garnacha/Grenache—and only has one white blend. Why? They are dedicated to quality and not mere demand. It is perhaps...
|336 Elgin Rd, Elgin , AZ, us
|520.455.5322

The Village of Elgin Winery

Why We Love It: This is the largest wine producer in Sonoita and it’s amazing that even with such a high yield, they can give so much attention to every bottle: All the grapes are hand harvested and sorted. The...
|471 Elgin Rd, Elgin , AZ, us
|520.455.9309

Sonoita Vineyards

Why We Love It: The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona only produces about 2000 bottles a year. Each bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Mission, Sangiovese and Syrah is...
|290 Elgin-Canelo Rd, Elgin , AZ, us
|520.455.5893

Carlson Creek Vineyard

Why We Love It: This 160-acre farm has been producing mostly Rhone varietals—Chardonnay, Syrah, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Merlot, Sangiovese and a Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre blend called Rule of Three—since 2008....
|115 Railview Ave. , Willcox, AZ, us
|520.766.3000

Coronado Vineyards

Why We Love It: Coronado Vinyard use to be a golf course until the first vines were planted in 2005—a successful inaugural tasting was held just a year later. Now that’s a good makeover story. For a full...
|2909 E Country Club Dr., Wilcox , AZ, us
|520.384.2993

Pillsbury Wine Company

Why We Love It: Lauded by many as one of the best winemakers in Arizona, Sam Pillsbury is committed to making “food” wines and not the big, high-alcohol “Hummer” wines you get from high-production vineyards....
|6450 S. Bennett Pl., Wilcox, AZ, us
|520.384.3694
|COTTONWOOD TASTING ROOM, Cottonwood , AZ, us
|928.639.0646

Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards

Why We Love It: From wine neophyte to home winemaker to professional winemakers , the owners of Keeling Schaefer have come a long way. They grow all of their own grapes and the local terroir really comes through,...
|10277 Rock Creek Rd, Pearce , AZ, us
|520.824.2500

Fort Bowie Vineyards and Orchard

Why We Love It: The wine list may not be long—Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Sangiovese, Syrah/Shiraz—but that’s because Fort Bowie is also a fruit, walnut and pecan orchard. This is a great stop for picking...
|156 North Jefferson Avenue, Bowie , AZ, us
|888.299.5951

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