As part of the biggest expansion in the company’s history, Willcox-based Carlson Creek Vineyard will be opening its second tasting room in Scottsdale’s arts and entertainment district the weekend of Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, Carlson Creek will not only be pouring its entire wine catalogue, but also exclusive vintages normally only available to its Wine Society members. Guests who wear their Carlson Creek branded apparel to the tasting room that weekend will also receive a complimentary tasting.
“A second tasting room has been a long time coming. The demand throughout the state has grown exponentially in recent years and Scottsdale seemed the obvious choice for a second location,” said Co-Owner Robert Carlson III. “The new tasting room will also be our largest, and with the additional space we hope to provide a venue to not only complement our locally made wines, but also to host educational events about wine tasting and the winemaking process, as well as the history of the Arizona wine industry.”
The new space, located at 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, is 2,300 square feet and houses the new tasting room with a 20-foot distressed copper bar built by Tucson-based Bootleg Barrelcraft and an art deco tin ceiling, along with bistro table and couch seating, retail space for not only wine but their Arizona wine t-shirt line, glassware and other gifts and an education room for private wine tastings and events.
Located on the Scottsdale Art Walk, the Carlson’s will also be featuring the work of local artists, which will rotate throughout the year. The first to be featured is PSA Behavioral Health Agency’s Art Awakenings, a program that helps children, adults and families recover from behavioral illnesses through the arts. The organization has studios throughout the state, now including a three-month installation at the Carlson’s tasting room.
Hours of operation for the new location are Wednesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.