Located in beautiful Northern Arizona, the Verde Valley Wine Trail is concentrated just south of Sedona where there is a cluster of wineries near Cornville. There are also many tasting rooms in nearby Jerome and Camp Verde as well as one in uptown Sedona. Every winery has its own unique personality and distinct wines for visitors to discover at each stop along the Wine Trail. We supply complimentary wine tour maps for you at Adobe Village Graham Inn .
Page Springs Cellars
Winemaker Eric Glomski concentrates on grape types commonly grown in southern France. He worked for a while with David Bruce's winery in California before planting in the Verde Valley.
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Insider tip: Excellent creek-side deck available for lunch if space permits. Bring your corkscrew if buying a bottle to enjoy there. You can also walk down to the creek and have a picnic there.
Winemaker Rod Snapp concentrates on bold and spicy Zinfandels. Some of his wines are made with California grapes while he waits to bottle his estate-grown grapes. But he has made other varietals with Arizona grapes.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Insider tip: A recently expanded tasting room is decorated to look like a Western saloon. The winery's name is a play on the popular California wine Frog's Leap.
Oak Creek Vineyards
Deb Wahl, owner of Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery, has heard many times that "good wine grows on gentle slopes with a river nearby", and this is why her vineyard is located in beautiful Sedona, across from Oak Creek. In the higher elevations of the property they grow Syrah & Merlot; in the lower portion they are growing Zinfandel and Chardonnay. There is great sun exposure and currently they have approximately 4000 plants on just over ten acres, although they're expanding more and more every year. They produce full bodied flavorful reds and crisp, lean whites in small batches, giving individual attention to each barrel.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Insider tip: They offer the largest selection of wine-related merchandise in Arizona as well as a wonderful selection of wines, cheeses, salami, and olives.
Alcantara is a dream venture created by Owner Barbara Predmore. Barbara and her husband Bob started the vineyard to provide their family and partners the opportunity to work and develop a vineyard community and winery, making wines that are comparable to the best of California and Europe.
Alcantara Vineyard is perched on 87 acres of sloping terrain off the Verde River and Oak Creek. The Tuscan Farmhouse serves as the Tasting Room.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Insider tip: Another gorgeous patio for lunch. Winery tours are at 11:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays for groups of five or more. $5 per person.
This is no vanity label. Although some people buy Maynard James Keenan's wine because they're fans of his rock band, Tool, Keenan has opened a classy-looking tasting room to let oenophiles sample his wares. Most of his grapes are grown in Cornville, but his tasting room is in Jerome.
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Insider tip: Keenan lives in the area and sometimes pops into his tasting room. In the back corner across the bar, there's a stand of delicious fruits grown in Jerome.
Jerome Winery was built on the side of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Sedona in the historic town of Jerome, featuring over 30 uniquely handcrafted, individually distinct wines. The Vintner's philosophy is to create wines that are enjoyable for the novice and the connoisseur alike. John LcLoughlin, the Owner and Vintner, learned the art of winemaking by training as an apprentice under master winemakers throughout the United States and Europe. He personally makes all the wines that are tasted and sold.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily.
Insider tip: Jerome Winery has a nice outdoor patio with panoramic views of the Verde Valley
Bitter Creek Winery
Bitter Creek Winery is located in the historic town of Jerome, a top Cleopatra Hill. Named after the Bitter Creek that runs down the Mingus Mountain Range, Bitter Creek winery features a variety of rich red, as well as some dry succulent white blends from their vineyard in Willcox Wine Country down in South Eastern Arizona.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
Insider tip: Bitter Creek stays open until 8:00 p.m. the first Saturday of each month for the Jerome Art walk.
Eric Glomski and Maynard Keenan purchased the historic Dos Cabezas Vineyards in early 2007 and renamed the Willcox vines - Arizona Stronghold Vineyards. Their desire is to bring Arizona to the national wine stage, promoting their wines as value and quality based. They believe that great 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 it has to be made by people that care.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Mon/Thurs/Sun
12p,m, -5 p.m. Tues/Wed & 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fri/Sat
Insider tip: Their tasting room is in Old Town Cottonwood along with many other interesting shops...a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening.
Pillsbury Wine Company North
Pillsbury Wine Company is the brainchild of Sam Pillsbury, noted Hollywood director and former co-owner of Dos Cabezas winery in Southeastern Arizona. Wine is his passion and Sam has done it all - from planting vines to serving Dos Cabezas wines at the White House.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon/Thurs
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri/Sat & 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sun
Insider tip: They offer a wine and chocolate pairing daily!