When you think about winemaking, the Sedona region may not be top of mind, however, the area is blessed to have some of the best vineyards and wineries in America has to offer outside California. With the price of Napa and Sonoma valley real estate and the threat of annual wire fires looming, many American winemakers have made their home in Verde Valley, Arizona.
The Verde Valley is considered the geographic heartland of Arizona peppered with popular towns to visit including Sedona, Jerome, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, and Cornville. With high elevations and ample water from the Verde River.
The region is home to rich volcanic soils and dramatic red-hued rock formations, along with a unique layer of calcium-rich caliche deep beneath the topsoil. Vineyards in the Verde Valley are generally planted along the foothills of mountain rises at elevations hovering around 5,000 feet or near Oak Creek and the Verde River at around 3,400 feet. Visits to Sedona area wineries and vineyards and tasting the wines they make, will not disappoint even the most avid wine drinker.
Winemakers in the Sedona region continue to experiment with grape varieties, but producers have leaned into Mediterranean varieties such as Sangiovese, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Aglianico, Syrah, Tempranillo, Malvasia Bianca, Vermentino, Picpoul Blanc, and Viognier have become popular.
The local Sedona team of Vitesse Worldwide can create custom wine tasting experiences where our guests can visit several of the finest area vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms while relaxing in one of our chauffeured luxury vehicles. No need to rent a car, no maps, no GPS, no getting lost, just sit back and let us plan a one of a kind experience-just for you. Vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms we recommend include:
- PAGE SPRING VINEYARDS
- JAVELINA VINEYARDS
- OAK CREEK VINEYARDS
- ALCANTARA VINEYARDS
- D.A. RANCH WINERY
- CADUCEUS TASTING ROOM
- ARIZONA STRONGHOLD
Our Customized Wine Tasting Experiences Can Include:
- Vineyard Tours
- Meet the winemaker
- Wine Tastings
- Wine Education
- Boxed Lunch at Scenic Destination
- Private Wine Tastings / Wine Dinners
Call our team of Sedona area experts to help plan a chauffeur-driven excursion of 3 to 4 hours or an entire day of wine tastings and vineyard visits! You can get 15% off by reserving before September 15th 2021.