Construction is underway on the new home of Cove Mesa Vineyard that will occupy a prominent location in the heart of Cornville. Located at the intersection of Cornville Road and Page Springs Road, the new 3,400 sq. ft. Cove Mesa Vineyard Tasting Room is ideally situated adjacent to the winery’s estate vineyard in the area’s bustling wine scene. Offering an elegant, upscale farmhouse aesthetic that reflects the natural beauty of the Verde Valley, the Cove Mesa Vineyard tasting room is slated to open by Summer 2022. 

“We are thrilled to expand our operations with a larger tasting room that can accommodate our growing fan base,” said Cindy Molin, Co-Owner of  Cove Mesa Vineyard . “Not only is the Verde Valley rapidly becoming a premier wine destination, it is a lovely place for guests to relax and enjoy the idyllic natural environment as they explore our world-class wines.  With four beautiful seasons and unique desert climate, it is the ideal place to experience our Old World style of winemaking, which showcases the unique terroir of Arizona’s high desert vineyards,” she said.

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The new Tasting Room has a pet-friendly all-season porch and features a beautifully appointed interior room for sit-down tastings, including a welcoming wine bar, comfortable banquette seating throughout, a covered all-season patio and grounds designed to compliment the small-town charm of the area. Adding to its allure, the Tasting Room is close to vineyards, hiking trails, world-class restaurants, charming Cornville B&Bs and is just minutes from desirable accommodations in Sedona, Village of Oak Creek and Cottonwood. Designed by Scottsdale-based architect and design firm Camber + True Collective, the space was designed with the style and personality of the winery’s founders in mind.

“Throughout the development of the design, we wanted to create something that reflects the hospitality the Molin family is known for. The space is stylish and modern, yet has a bit of a refined rustic vibe that’s comfortable and inviting, making you feel right at home,”  said Deborah Sylva-Henslin, Owner and Principal of Camber + True Collective.  

“It was our vision to create a space that was very photogenic, appealing to the next generation of wine lovers and Arizona visitors while remaining a much-loved gathering space for neighborhood locals,” she said.

“Natural materials and hues reflective of the local terroir are contrasted with warm, sensuous, and touchable neutrals define the look and feel of the tasting room. The floors sustainably use the existing concrete slab and the existing structural insulated exterior walls and roof structure are also reused.  The exposed wood trusses with farmhouse style pendant lighting throughout offer a bit of a rustic character to the space. Accents of barrel staves, copper and a color aptly named “Sommelier” round out the interiors,” Sylva said.

The newest winery in the Verde Valley owned by residents Emil and Cynthia Molin, Cove Mesa Vineyard has risen to prominence for its commitment to celebrating Arizona terroir with the production of Old World style wines. Cove Mesa recently won Arizona’s highest wine award for its’ 2018 Merlot including the ‘Governor’s Cup’ Best in Show and the ‘Grower’s Cup’ as Best Red Wine along with an array of other key awards in the 2022 Arizona Wine Competition.

With its estate vineyards located just adjacent to the new tasting room in Cornville, Cove Mesa Vineyards is located in the heart of Arizona’s Verde Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA). Perched atop a long and winding pebbled dirt road, the Cove Mesa estate overlooks the entire Verde Valley region with soaring views that reach the red rocks of Sedona. With a total of 11,400 vines onsite, Cove Mesa is the embodiment of a family-owned legacy winery with deep roots and expansive plans for the up-and-coming wine growing area. 

Located just 90 minutes from Phoenix, or 20 minutes from Sedona, Cove Mesa Vineyard a must-visit destination for wine connoisseurs seeking to explore the beauty of Arizona wines.  

The Cove Mesa Tasting Room is located at 741 Airpark Way Unit 8 & 9, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 and open on weekends only.  For more information about Cove Mesa Vineyard visit Connect with us on social media @CoveMesaVineyard.