Sedona Wineries You Don’t Want To Miss
When you think of Sedona, AZ, outdoor adventures, stunning scenery, and a thriving art community often come to mind. After all, it’s difficult not to associate the city with Red Rock State Park. But did you know the area is also becoming famous for its wineries? From sophisticated to quirky, the wineries in Sedona, Arizona offer something for every taste, style, and budget.
A Look at the nest Sedona Wineries
The Verde Valley Wine Region is seeped in history. The first Sedona wineries began in the 17th century, cultivated by Franciscan missionaries. They discovered the combination of rich soil and plenty of sunshine is ideal for growing thriving grape vines. This still holds true today. The area between the Verde River and Oak Creek is home to numerous wineries, each with unique vintages ready for visitors to sip. Best of all, the wineries are a short drive from Uptown Sedona.
The vineyard is pet and child friendly, with plenty of outdoor space. The boutique winery may be small, but it boasts the largest wine-tasting bar in the northern part of the state. Visitors can tour the vineyards and sample the award-winning wine. Have a seat at the bar or pair your wine with gourmet bites in the Secret Garden or at the Arizona Room Bistro.
Located next to the Javelina Leap Vineyard, Oak Creek is open daily to visitors. Its location on the banks of Oak Creek creates a serene atmosphere ideal for wine tastings. Pets are welcome on the patio, which is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the views. Along with producing local wines, the vineyard’s kitchen offers healthy and delicious food and indulgent cheesecake.
Also located by Oak Creek, this is one of the Sedona wineries you don’t want to miss. All of their wines are grown and produced on the sprawling estate that boasts expansive green lawns, a wrap-around porch, and even a tree swing. When the weather turns chilly, head into the winery’s indoor bar. You can also enjoy the fire pit and live entertainment in the evening.
A short distance from Javelina Leap Vineyards, Page Springs Cellar offers something for everyone. Take part in a vineyard tour or enjoy a relaxing massage by the creek banks. You can also participate in the winery’s yoga classes before heading off to the Tasting Room & Bistro. The covered front veranda often has live music, perfect for enjoying the vineyard’s award-winning wines.
Follow the Verde Valley Wine Trail
For those that don’t mind a slightly longer drive, follow the Verde Valley Wine Trail. It takes you through Old Town Cotton Wood, and you will discover several award-winning wineries that include Burning Tree Cellars Tasting Room and the Pillsbury Wine Tasting Room, to name a few. From scenic views to picturesque settings, visitors will find something for everyone. Best of all, the wineries on the trail are less than 30 miles from Uptown Sedona.
Sip and Stay in Sedona
You can enjoy Sedona wineries without leaving the uptown area. Uptown Sedona has several tasting rooms and wine bars serving locally produced vintages. A few places worth a visit include Winery 1912 and The Art of Wine. When you venture into the surrounding neighborhood, you’ll find the Secret Garden Café. You may also want to sample some of Arizona’s award-winning wines at the Decanter Tasting Room.
While you have plenty of options when it comes to lodging in Sedona, one stands out from the rest. Sedona Vacation Villas offer guests spectacular views, luxe accommodations in a villa, and access to Sedona wineries. Book your stay now and enjoy all that Sedona has to offer.