Verde Valley Wineries and Vineyards
Touring wine country through the Verde Valley is an easy venture. The majority of the wineries are located on an easy loop through Cornville, while the remaining few are located off of the main arteries between the local cities.
Wine Country in Arizona? Absolutely!
There are some exciting things going on in Northern Arizona when it comes to wine. Here are the stories of the vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms located throughout the Verde Valley, including Jerome, Camp Verde, Page Springs, Cornville and Sedona. Due to the microclimate in the area, you’ll find mostly Rhone varietals grown here.
Just outside Sedona you’ll find Echo Canyon Winery, one of the first vineyards in the area. Echo Canyon was originally home to a farm that produced fruits and vegetables for the mining camps in Jerome. Along Page Springs Road you’ll find three tasting rooms with wineries and vineyards: Page Springs Cellars, Oak Creek Vineyards and Javelina Leap. They are located along the banks of the Oak Creek, producing everything from sweet wines to bold blends. There are many events held throughout the year at these wineries and the wines produced from these vineyards are enjoyed by locals as well as visitors. In the Verde Valley, Alcantara Vineyards is a dream venture created by owner Barbara Predmore. Her newly constructed Tuscan Farmhouse serves as the tasting Room overlooking the Verde River and Oak Creek.
Located along I-17 is San Dominique Winery. Bill Staltari is passionate about garlic and wine, showcasing many garlic related products at his tasting room along with the wine he produces. Yes, Bill does offer garlic wine to try! Just up the hill in Jerome is Jerome Winery. Located in Jerome’s historic district, John McLoughlin features over 30 uniquely handcrafted and individually distinct wines that are enjoyable to the novice and the connoisseur a
like. Arizona attracts many visitors every year, and Arizona wine country will be one more reason to visit Arizona and the beautiful Verde Valley.