The Verde Valley Wine Trail

A dark bottle with a label reading Page Springs Cellars in the foreground while vines are visible in the background.

Page Spring Cellar’s tasting room is open 7 days a week 365 days a year. Photo © ariztravel, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

The Verde Valley Wine Trail travels from the banks of Oak Creek in Page Springs to the mountainside town of Jerome. En route you’ll discover an astonishing number of varietals, including charbono, Grenache, marsanne, merlot, mourvedre, petite sirah, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, tempranillo, viognier, and zinfandel. Though the landscape is arid, many vineyards retain pioneering water rights granting them access to Oak Creek, the Verde River, or deep underground aquifers. Harvests run between late August and the end of September, but any time of year, you can stop by a tasting room to sample a flight for $5–10. Call a cab for transportation, or check out wine tours from Sedona Adventure Tours (877/673-3661).

Page Springs Road

    • Javelina Leap Vineyards (1565 Page Springs Rd., 928/649-2681, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. daily, cellar tours 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Fri. and Sat.)
    • Oak Creek Vineyards (1555 Page Springs Rd., 928/649-0290, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily)
    • Page Springs Cellars (1500 N. Page Springs Rd., 928/639-3004, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., till 9 p.m. Fri.–Sat.)

Old Town Cottonwood

    • Arizona Stronghold (1023 N. Main St., 928/639-2789, noon–7 p.m. daily, till 9 p.m. Fri.–Sat.)
    • Burning Tree Cellars (1040 N. Main St., 928/649-8733, noon–9 p.m. daily)
    • Pillsbury (1012 N. Main St., 928/639-0646, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri–Sat., noon–6 p.m. Sun.)
    • The Vineyard Wine Bar and Shop (1001 N. Main St., 928/634-2440, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Tues.–Sun., later on weekends)
    • The Wine Cellar (1029 N. Main St., 928/649-0444, noon–9 p.m. daily)

Jerome

    • Bitter Creek Winery (240 Hull Ave., 928/634-7033, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat., hours vary seasonally)
    • Caduceus Cellars (158 Main St., 928/634-3444, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Fri.–Sat.)
    • Jerome Winery (403 Clark St., 928/639-9067, noon–5 p.m. Sun.–Thurs., noon–6 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat.)

Between Cottonwood and Camp Verde

Sedona

    • The Art of Wine (101 N. State Route 89A, #B-9, 877/903-9463, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Thurs.–Sun.)

Excerpted from the Second Edition of Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona.

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  1. Jeff Lewis says:

    Nice article! I love touring the Verde Valley! Great wineries, stunning views and amazing travel destinations. Make sure to bring the Arizona wine card along with you, as it will save you money all over the Verde Valley wineries. You can find it online@ http://az.winetravelcard.com/