When it comes to unique holiday destinations, the Arizona desert certainly delivers. More specifically, the Sedona region. This small town is in the middle of steep canyon walls, red rock buttes and pine forests, offering a one-of-a-kind experience to avid travellers.
Something else worth noting about the Sedona area is the wineries. The booming wine industry is being encouraged and facilitated by the lush river valley, dry climate and a water source that the grapes thrive on. It’s an unexpected, but incredibly welcomed, surprise offered by the otherwise barren landscape.
Several different trail heads are available should you wish to hike the terrain, have a relaxing picnic or take the time to do some bird watching. They also provide access to the Red Rock State Park.
In addition to the interesting landscape in which the Sedona wineries are located, visitors can also look forward to visiting new-age art galleries, shops and boutiques, spas, and other modern experiences.
The 10 Best Wineries in Sedona
While we could go on for hours about how beautiful the Arizonian desert is and all of the natural beauties that exist in the region, the point of this is to look at wineries in Sedona.
Given the interesting desert backdrop, most of the award-winning wineries and tasting rooms are located along the Verde Valley and is referred to as the Verde Valley Wine Trail. This is due to the climate that thrives in the area and offers the ideal growing conditions for these unique wines.
We recommend a self-tour that will give you the time and freedom to enjoy the breath-taking wineries at your leisure. This will ensure that you have the best possible, most unforgettable tasting experience as some of the best wineries in Sedona. If you’re unfamiliar with the region, it’s time you head over there to take in the sights and discover a different side to winemaking.
So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at some of the best wineries in Sedona that you should make a point of visiting while you’re in Arizona.
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Alcantara offers more than you could ever imagine. This vineyard has over 20,000 wines available and consists of 17 different varietals. You’ll have the choice of two flights, the first offering 5 tastings and the second that offers 5 tastings and a souvenir glass that you can take home. And if that hasn’t got you interested, the stunning Verde River flows through and offers a beautiful picnic spot with luscious grass and a backdrop of the vineyard.
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Located in Willcox, Arizona is the Winery 1912 vineyard. However, the tasting room is in Sedona and a must-see. This family-run business specializes in Spanish Varietals and offers a unique range that’ll have visitors enjoying a relaxing afternoon discovering new wines and a picturesque landscape.
Burning Trees Cellars
This boutique winery is located in the historic town of Cottonwood. The outdoor patio and comfortable tasting rooms welcome visitors and offer a tasting of wines from all across the state.
Javelina Leap Vineyard Winery and Bistro
Dubbed the most extensive wine tasting bar in Northern Arizona, this winery and family-owned business offers tastings of award-winning wines and is operated as both a winery and vineyard.
This tasting room offers visitors the opportunity to taste some of the best wines Arizona has to offer. Adding to the appeal is the fact that some of the wines available are exclusively available at this winery. You can relax with a flight of wine, delicious tapas, and grilled skewers.
Oak Creek Vineyards
If you’re looking for a peaceful, relaxing experience then Oak Creek Vineyards is where you should be heading. Cheese, chocolate, and wine pairings are available, overlooking the sweeping vineyards in the valley. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.
Another option located in downtown Cottonwood is Winery 101. The entire business is a family affair, with the owners and their family on-site and serving the wines produced in their two wine cellars. The family specializes in white, red, or sweet flight tastings in the welcoming tasting room.
Pillsbury Wine Company
The focus of this winery in Sedona is making real wine by real people, machines are not factored into the winemaking process. Every single aspect has been intentionally selected, from weeding by hand instead of using sprays to the picking of the grapes – it’s all a personal experience. To experience the tasting room, you will need to bake a booking beforehand.
If you’re looking to support a female-run business that knows a thing or two about wine, this is where you should be. Each of the Tantrum wines reflects the attitude and mood of females that move with purpose. The tasting room has a retro design and is definitely a must if you’re in Sedona.
Page Spring Cellars
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Okay, so we’re all about the wine tastings, but if you could do something more? Like fitting in a quick yoga class or getting a massage creekside? For us, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind and Page Spring Cellars offers exactly that. It’s the perfect place to end our list.
Are You Ready to Explore The Best Sedona Wineries?
Arizona itself is a must-visit state if desert scenery is something that tickles your fancy. In addition to this, there are the unusual natural wonders that make up the stunning landscape and feature some of the greatest wineries in Sedona.
For a unique experience and the chance to taste some of the state’s best wines, the Verde Valley tops the list and offers the best variety in terms of wines on offer, tasting experiences and an overall enjoyable experience.
So, the next time you’re planning a getaway or family trip, why not add Sedona to your list and discover a whole new world.
Born amidst the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, Chloe’s love for wine was instilled from a young age. This passion led her to the picturesque wine regions of France, where she immersed herself in the rich wine culture and traditions.
Chloe’s dedication to the craft culminated in her becoming a wine sommelier, a testament to her deep knowledge and appreciation for wines.