It's not well-known that Arizona is home to some of the country's best vineyards. The soil, temperatures, and sunlight are perfect for certain types of wine grapes. As you tour through the area, the scenery will delight you with its uniquely beautiful wild west desert landscapes. In the Verde Valley, scenery ranges from the famed Red Rocks of Sedona, to the shimmering green stream-sides where the vineyards flourish, to vistas of the high, often snowy San Fransico Peaks against the brilliance of the clearest skies you'll ever see. The Arizona skies are famed for their magnificent sunsets, frequent rainbows, and nighttime brilliant displays of stars. As you tour the vineyards, there's more than just the exquisite wines that you'll get a taste of!
Take a relaxing amble through the vineyards, sample Central Arizona wines, and explore Sedona’s hidden treasures.
Tour Sedona Area Vineyards and Wineries
Alcantara Vineyards, the first winery on the Verde River is one of the largest vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona. These vineyards have over 19,000 vines and offers 12 different varietal's. Come and try the red and white wines, that will transform your taste buds into the relaxing world of wine tasting. Enjoy surroundings which include the Verde River running around the property, with bald eagles flying overhead. Feel free to sit and relax inside or outside and try our cheese platter (served everyday), or order from our tasty Menu (Served on Saturday / Sunday).
The Alcantara vineyards, near Sedona Arizona, are flourishing and make the perfect getaway when you are looking to enjoy Arizona wines in a spectacular setting. Just two hours from Phoenix area and one of the best wineries near Sedona Arizona, Cottonwood and Jerome, as well as convenient to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. Alcantara harvests wine in August and September, an event visitors are invited to watch. www.alcantaravineyard.com
Page Springs Cellars
A family owned vineyard and winery tucked into the volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek in Cornville, Arizona. Visit the tasting room just 15 minutes south of Sedona, and experience a true taste of Arizona. Whether you are a wine novice or aficionado, the experienced staff can suggest tasting flights from their extensive wine menu to delight your palate. Page Springs Cellars offers delicious Rhône style Arizona wines, gourmet food selections and breathtaking views. www.pagespringscellars.com
Javelina Leap Vineyards and Winery
Javelina Leap is a family operated, premium boutique winery with award winning wines. This winery is in northern Arizona’s Verde Valley only minutes away from Sedona in the small historic valley of Page Springs.
Javelina Leap Winery processes approximately 44 tons of Arizona grown grapes equaling about 2600 cases of fine Javelina Leap Arizona wine. When you visit, you will be sampling wines at a fully functional vineyard and winery. Enjoy a tour of the winery and barrel room while sipping your wine or relax in the Arizona room and private garden where we serve artisan cheese platters, deli meats and wines by the glass or bottle.
During the harvest season ( August to October ) you can watch wine actually being made. Arizona grapes are picked, de-stemmed, fermented, pressed, aged, bottled and labeled at Javelina Leap which also boasts a 100 barrel capacity cellar. www.javelinaleapwinery.com
Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery
The Oak Creek Vineyard & Winery has been serving up fantastic area wines since 2002. We also offer the largest selection of wine-related merchandise in Arizona. Enjoy a wonderful selection of wines, cheeses, salami, and olives while relaxing in our newly renovated tasting room, which is now open daily, 10AM-6PM.
A vineyard in the desert? Yes, as long as there is a steady water supply, and we have tapped directly, 425ft down into one of the purest aquifer in western Arizona. www.oakcreekvineyards.net