Vineyards in Arizona
Bordered by California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and the Mexican States of Baja California and Sonora in south, Arizona is a state of Mountains. Crossed, by the Colorado River.
Arizona is a rugged region, more than half of the area consists of mountains and plateaus; whose formation dates back to prehistoric volcanism.
The main rivers are the Colorado River that carved the Grand Canyon, Gila and Salt River.
Have today finds a quarantine vineyards for more than 300 references, with three main wine regions. In Northern Arizona, you will find the Verde Valley Wine Trail. In southern Arizona, you will find the Sonoita County and the Wine Route Elgin, and in southeastern Arizona, the Willcox wines road.
where are cultivated grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo-Red, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah, Barbera Red, Dolcetto and blended red wine, with Meritage wines.
And: Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Roussanne, Chenin Blanc for white wines
Located, in the Northern Arizona, at a altitude of 1000 meters, with a favorable volcanic soil for vineyard, prompts wine lovers to discover a destination rich in history and a wines productions which reflect the landscapes.
Several vineyards are now open to the public and are routes, with nice panorama. The tasting rooms are welcoming accompanied with terraces, that allow tasting wines of local produce and admire the stunning scenery of the Oak Creek Valley, surrounded by Red Rocks.
There are four wineries that offer some wines varieties, expertly designed to satisfy the palate of every wine taster, with tasting rooms nestled in the red rock country with some lush canyons surrounding Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona, Clarkdale.
We find Also located in Arizona, the mountain Fire, a first winery of the Yavapai-Apache Nation whose, they first vines were planted in 2010.
Fullmer, former president, of the Yavapai Apache Nation that owns the vineyard of the mountain of fire, whose people have a deep history with the Verde Valley of Arizona and now sees the vines taking root there as symbolic, links that connect people to their land and water. Valley established its wine reputation in the world during the past decade, while the president of his tribe, proposed vineyard as a tribal enterprise,
In Southern California it is immersed in the culture of wine. When he returned to the Verde Valley, he was impressed by the growth of new wineries in its origin region, and shortly after he opened the cellar of the Mountain of Fire .The grapes come from vineyards and wineries the central coast of California. And also the source of New Mexico, they "have a great winemaker" creating blended wines.
The county Sonoita
Sonoita is one of the top wine regions in Arizona, it is currently home to a large concentration of wineries and vineyards, with the Elgin road which is recognized as one of the top ten wine routes of the country. It just browse with wagon through the vineyards, the rolling grasslands and hills are covered with vineyards, and with a view of the mountain ranges, whose wines produced locally which are found nowhere else.
History is rich as its wines and is a great place to start a trip through Arizona.
The area is surrounded by the mountains of Santa Rita, Whetstone and Huachuca, grasslands Sonoita, are an invitation for an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The rainfall is very limited, with 325 days of sunshine per year and summer temperatures throughout the year, Sonoita is a perfect retreat for those looking for a quiet destination, this region is a paradise for wine lovers, hikers, cyclists, and lover of wilderness, located near Kartchner Caverns State Park, two beautiful lakes and Parker Canyon and Patagonia Lake region.
Is located in the north of Cochise County, 56 kilometers southwest of the city of Benson (Arizona) in the Valley of Sulphur and from 119 kilometers east of Lordsburg, New Mexico
Located in southern Arizona, Willcox growing zone produces the largest quantity of grapes in Arizona. Currently, there are four more tasting rooms on the Willcox Wine Road, where you can Enjoy wine varieties, when you are visiting wineries and tasting rooms, that are conveniently located in the historic center of Willcox, or it is nice to take a moment for to be relax surrounded by vineyards and mountain views.