Sedona, Arizona draws visitors from all over the world with its imposing red rocks, fine art, and the chance to encounter a mysterious vortex. But there’s another growing industry in the surrounding area – wine. Most people think of Arizona and immediately picture a desert, but the temperatures at Sedona’s higher elevation, the diverse soil composition, and a prevalent water source have enabled the Verde Valley to grow grapes that make award winning wines for visitors to enjoy. If you’re looking for a post hiking activity, there are multiple ways for you to Visit Sedona wine country and sample some of the region’s wines while admiring the iconic views.
Wine Bars in Town
Art of Wine is an upscale wine bar that has curated an extensive list of wines from vineyards and wineries all over the state. They serve multiple tasting flights featuring Arizona red, white, and sweet wines. You can try everything from a hearty red Bordeaux style blend to a lighter Sauvignon Blanc and even a sweet Moscato. Enjoy your flight in their tasting room or sit on their patio and catch a glimpse of the red rock views while you sip your vino.
If you want a relaxed atmosphere, live music, and a full menu, Vino di Sedona is the perfect spot. Located in West Sedona, this wine and craft beer bar offers food and live music every night. Besides an extensive beer list, they sell glasses of red and white wines from Arizona (and around the world) as well as a build-your-own tasting flight of any 6 wines off their menu. They also provide a great selection of local and international wines by the bottle to purchase and take with you.
Tasting Rooms in Town
There are two tasting rooms in Sedona that serve wine from specific wineries. The first is Winery 1912, located in uptown. This tasting room pours wines from the family vineyard in Wilcox, Arizona, southeast of Tucson. Try a red or white tasting flight and relax in front of their massive windows facing the majestic red rocks.
The other tasting room is Sedona’s Local Winery & Tasting Room which pours wine from Javelina Leap Vineyard, located about 20 minutes south of Sedona. This western themed tasting room is also a coffee bar and has shaded patio seating with red rock views.
Sedona Wine Country: Visit the Local Wineries on Your Own
If you want the full vineyard experience, head about 10 miles south to Page Springs Road and visit the three wineries surrounded by foothills, streams, and acres of vines. The largest and most established winery on this road is Page Springs Cellars.
Enjoy a flight or glass from their lengthy house wine list in their tasting room or patio overlooking the estate Syrah and Grenache vineyards. They offer a bistro menu with sandwiches, flatbreads, and artisan cheese plates. You can also order a glass or bottle of wine to enjoy on the lookout deck above Page Spring and watch the water flow by as you appreciate why this area was named the Verde (green) Valley. Want to learn more about winemaking and the property? Go on one of their vineyard and winery tours where you can learn about the estate vineyards, cellar, and taste wine right out of the barrel.
Javelina Leap has a tasting room in Sedona, but their vineyard location and tasting room is just down the road. You can try a flight or glass of wine in their saloon style tasting room or outside in the grassy picnic area under shady trees with a wonderful view of their estate Zinfandel vineyards. They also sell a delicious proprietary sangria mix.
Next door is Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery. They offer tastings and glasses of their estate made white and red wines. Inside the tasting room is a fun little storefront of cheeses, cured meats, and locally made items you can purchase and enjoy with your wine either inside or out on their patio. They’re also dog friendly, so you can bring your pup while you sip on some wine and look out over the estate vines.
Sedona Wine Country: Take a Wine Tasting Tour
Want to visit the Sedona vineyards but don’t want to drive? Take a chauffeured wine tour offered by Arizona Winery Tours. These tours pick you up at your hotel in a luxury limo bus and drive you to multiple vineyards and wineries outside town. There are several companies in town to choose from, but this particular tour includes tastings at the wineries and lunch. After a few hours of exploring and wine, the driver drops you back off at your hotel, making this a great afternoon excursion.
Sedona: Views, Outdoor Adventure and Wine
Any of these options are a great way to enjoy a taste from Arizona’s up and coming wine industry. Next time you’re in Sedona for the views, hiking, and outdoor adventures, make sure to grab a glass of red (or white) while admiring the red rocks.
- Art of Wine: https://www.artofwinesedona.com
- Vine di Sedona: https://www.vinodisedona.com
- Winery 1912: https://winery1912.com
- Page Spring Cellars: https://pagespringscellars.com
- Javelina Leap: www.javelinaleapwinery.com
- Oak Creek Vineyards: https://oakcreekvineyards.net
- Arizona Winery Tours: https://www.azwinerytours.com
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-All photos by Sarah Cribari. Cover photo depicts grapes at Page Springs Cellars.