It’s nice to relax and unwind with a glass of wine and good company. You may not realize it, but Arizona is a hub for wine, with wineries across the state including Senoita, Wilcox and Verde Valley. Dating back to the 1970s, the local vineyards have made a name for themselves as a wine destination, with local tours offered throughout the year. Visit these well-known Arizona vineyards for the best wine the state has to offer.
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
Started in 2007, Arizona Stronghold Vineyard has helped put Arizona wines on the map, winning numerous awards and recognition at tasting competitions. The vineyard, located in Graham County, boasts several wines on a seasonal basis, with their tasting room offering a quirky but fun environment.
Windmill Winery was built on the foundation of an old brickyard just an hour away from Scottsdale. Founded in 2001, the quaint winery offers a shabby chic feel with a handful of wines for visitors to try in their local tasting room.
Granite Creek Vineyards
Nestled in the Chino Valley, Granite Creek Vineyards is family owned and operated, and was the first winery in Arizona to be certified as organic. This is a big accomplishment, as it required 100 percent of the grapes to come from an organically certified vineyard that is tested and audited. While the vineyard is a bit isolated, the location and weather is perfect for producing grapes.
Charron Vineyards and Winery
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Tucson, Charron Vineyards is a bit further of a drive, but is a great option for a weekend getaway. Situated in the foothills of the Stan Rita Mountains, it offers some of the oldest vines in Arizona. It is most known for its White Merlot, which won the 2000 Governor’s Choice Award.
There are many more wonderful wine bars in the valley including the Cave Creek and Carefree area. Many offer happy hour and other weekday specials. Schedule a tour with the Sibbach Team to view homes for sale, and if we have time, a stop for a glass of wine!