Arizona

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.

Arizona Wineries

Arizona Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 45
AVAs: Sonoita AVA
Wine Trails:
  • Verde Valley Wine Trail
  • Sonoita Wine Trail
  • Willcox Wine Trail
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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One Response to Arizona

  1. Robin Ross says:

    Gretchen,
    if you ever make it to the Sonoita AVA…..we would love to host you. best to come in late fall !!
    Robin

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