Wine in the Desert!
Arizona has one of the longest winemaking traditions in America. Wine has been made in the state since the 1771 when Spanish missionaries planted vines for communion wine. The climate in the region is perfect for growing traditional vitis vinifera grapes and specifically Rhone varietals. The state is home to around 40 wineries, three wine trails and the Sonoita AVA.
|Number of Wineries:||45|
|1st Winery Established||1771|
|Varietals Cultivated:||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Concord, Counoise, Gewürztraminer, Grenache, Malvasia, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Muscat Canelli, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Viognier, Zinfandel|
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