Arizona’s Wine Country
It has the sunshine and heat to develop great fruit and it also has the unique rocky soils that help the vines produce fruit with great flavors and concentration. These soils and stressful growing conditions force the vines to struggle to survive. This struggle causes the vines to put their energy into developing less abundant but higher quality, more intensely flavored fruit - just the features the winemaker wants to craft great wine.
Verde Valley Wine Trail
There are 7 unique Arizona wineries and 8 tasting rooms in the Verde Valley that offer skillfully crafted wines to satisfy anyone’s palate. The Wine Trail takes you through Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona, Clarkdale, and Cornville.
Book an exclusive Sip & Stay Package at The Tavern Hotel while you explore AZ wine country!
Tasting rooms of Old Town Cottonwood
There are 7 wine and spirit tasting rooms located on Main Street just steps away from the Tavern Hotel which offers a Sip & Stay package that includes wine tastes in Old Town.
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Arizona Stronghold - One of the most recognizable Arizona wineries, they keep a simple philiopsphy that wine doesn’t have to be expensive; it doesn’t have to be pretentious; and it shouldn’t be hard to find. It just has to be great and made by people that care.
Burning Tree Cellars - specializes in small batch, meticulously maintained, boutique wines utilizing the finest available fruit sources, quality oak, and patience.
Desert Diamond Distilliary - D3 includes a full tasting bar, a virtual tour of our Kingman production facility & a cocktail menu made with AZ spirits.
Merkin Vineyards - is produced by legendary Arizona rockstar Maynard Keenan and his wife on their property in Jerome Ariziona. They are dedicated to coming as close as they can to a 100% Arizona presentation.
Pillsbury Wine - Pillsbury is another true Arizona winery. All of the wines made only come from this region, the reds are distinctively fragrant, powerful and complex, and the whites have a unique viscous quality, with pronounced tropical fruit characters. pillsburywine.com
Fire Mountain Wines - With a large and art inspired tasting room, Fire Mountain delivers a unqiue expereince. Their wines are compassionately crafted to create a balance of ripened grapes to present different taste palettes that are unique to the Southwest. firemountainwines.com
Winery 101 - Celebrate all that is wonderful in Arizona. In the heart of Old Town Cottonwood, take a tour of Art Gallery and taste through our Arizona Wines.