Top 5: Arizona Wineries (Fall-Winter 2012)

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The Top 5 Arizona Wineries — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Sonoita Vineyards

290 Elgin-Canelo Rd.,
Elgin, AZ 85611
(520) 455-5893
Opened in 1983, Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest commercial vineyard and winery in the state — consistently creating award-winning wines. The vineyard also hosts festivals, special events, tasting and group events.

Alcantara Vineyards

3445 S. Grapevine Way,
Verde Valley, AZ 86326
(888) 569-0756
Alcantara Vineyards, the first winery on the Verde River, is one of  the largest vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona. Make it a day trip from the Phoenix or Scottsdale area. Check out the Arizona winery tours and tasting with an outstanding selection of wines, made right here in Arizona. The winery’s vineyards have more than 19,000 vines and offers 12 different varietals.

Dos Cabezas Wineworks

3248 Hwy. 82,
Sonoita, AZ 85637
(520) 841-1193
Dos Cabezas WineWorks is a family-owned and operated winery that challenges the perception that Arizona does not produce exceptional wines. Dos Cabezas WineWorks has been producing wines in Arizona since 1995. Its wine has been enjoyed at the White House, earned critical acclaim and grabbed international attention.

Kokopelli Winery and Bistro

35 W. Boston,
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 792-6927
Arizona’s largest and oldest continual producing winery, Kokopelli wines are available in more than 550 retail locations. The 5200-square-foot restaurant houses a winery and wine bar, which pours Kokopelli’s wines by the glass or by the bottle.

Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards

158 Main St.,
Jerome, AZ 86331
(928) 639-9463
“Blood Into Wine” is a documentary about winery owners Maynard James Keenan’s and Eric Glomski’s embarkation into winemaking in the desert conditions of Arizona’s Verde Valley, and the success they’ve seen in the decade since its inception.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012


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