Cottonwood is the Heart of the Arizona Wine Country.
Vineyards in the desert? The Verde Valley’s volcanic soil and mild winters provide ideal conditions, similar to the wine making regions of France and Italy. There are over twenty vineyards and tasting rooms within a 6-mile radius of Old Town Cottonwood, and the Yavapai College Wine Program is being developed as the premier academic center for viticulture in the Southwest.
Sep 2019: Arizona Wine Trails
Jun 2019: 48 Hours in the Verde Valley
May 2019: Arizona High Desert Wine Boom (NY Times)
Jan 2019: Discovering Wine Under the Arizona Sun
Apr 2018: Serenity, Spas and Now Syrahs (NY Times)
Apr 2018: Where to Paddle Your Way to Wine
Apr 2018: Myth-Busting the Taste of Arizona Wine
Feb 2018: Southwest Wine Center Wins More Awards
Dec 2017: College Wines Win Jefferson Cup Awards
Oct 2017: Cheers to Verde Valley Wine Industry
Sept 2017: Wine Industry Bubbling Up Fast in Arizona
Sept 2017: Wine Tasting Tour – Best of Arizona
May 2017: Wine Fest Aging Well