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

Alcantara Vineyards

3445 S. Grapevine Way,
Verde Valley, AZ 86326
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 Highway 82,
Sonoita, AZ 85637
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.

Pillsbury Wine Company

1012 N. Main Str.,
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Pillsbury Wine Company is the brainchild of Sam Pillsbury, noted Hollywood director of movies such as “Free Willy 3: The Rescue” and former co-owner of Dos Cabezas winery in Southeastern Arizona. Wine is his passion and Pillsbury has done it all — from planting vines to serving Dos Cabezas wines at the White House.

Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards

158 Main St.,
Jerome, AZ 86331
“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.

Page Springs Cellars

1500 N. Page Springs Rd.,
Cornville, AZ 86325
Page Springs is a family owned winery and vineyard tucked into the volcanic landscape overlooking pristine Oak Creek. Visit the tasting room just 15 minutes south of Sedona and experience a true taste of Arizona.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012