When many think of Sedona, they picture miles of gorgeous red rock cliffs, boutique shops with a southwestern flair, and days spent exploring the outdoors—but Sedona and the surrounding area is also home to a number of fantastic wineries that will make the trek to northern Arizona worth it for any wine lover! Spend your days adventuring out at unique tasting rooms, afternoons wandering through sun-kissed vineyards, and evenings with delicious meals, excellent Sedona wine bars, and amazing views! We want you to enjoy everything the Arizona wine country has to offer, which is why we’ve accumulated a list of our favorite wino destinations. Spend less time researching and more time doing, because we have every confidence that our central Arizona wineries will have everything you crave and more!
Spend an Afternoon Visiting Local Sedona Wine Tasting Rooms
When visiting Sedona, you’ll have plenty of tasting rooms to explore! Visit Winery 1912’s tasting room in Uptown Sedona and indulge in spectacular views and a glass straight from their southern Arizona vineyards a few hours away—business hours vary by the season. Or take a miniature road trip and make the 25-minute drive to nearby towns like Cottonwood, where you can find AZ Stronghold’s Sedona wine tasting room on the charming streets of Old Town—along with tasty tapas and inexpensive flights of local wine, open from 12 PM to 7 PM daily. Once you’re in Cottonwood, the mountain town of Jerome is only a short drive away, and features tasting rooms from Vino Arizona, Cabal Cellars, and more! Most of the wineries in Jerome close around 5-6 PM.
No matter which tasting rooms you decide to sample, make sure you spend some time perusing the quaint downtowns of all these small-town gems. Sedona, Cottonwood, and Jerome all offer a unique perspective of Arizona history, and where there’s a story, there’s a treasure! No doubt you’ll find the perfect souvenir to take home with you, whether it’s a hand-blown glass wineglass from a local artist or a vintage wine bottle opener from an antique store.
Explore the Paige Springs Cellars
This elegant winery is a must-do for any wine enthusiast! You’ll find the winery in the quaint town of Cornville, just a 23-minute drive away and surrounding the southern part of Oak Creek. This adorable winery boasts a tasting room with a bistro menu, daily creek passes to access their private creek front, and yoga classes. Their 60 to 90-minute guided tour is in-depth and informative and will be a delight to wine lovers that wish to know more about the history and process of Arizona winemaking. Tours are priced with and without Sedona wine tasting, and are scheduled Friday-Sunday at 12 PM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. You can find the tasting room open from 11 AM to 7 PM daily, with Friday and Saturday closing at 9 PM!
A family owned vineyard that was founded in 2004, it can also be found in the Cottonwood area along the confluence of two rivers. With over 20,000 vines and 17 different varietals, you’ll find a deep appreciation for the peaceful surroundings that include vineyards, a grass picnic area, and the Verde River. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the resident bald eagles flying overhead as you soak up the Arizona sunshine. There are a couple of different options to explore the grounds of this gorgeous property. The wine tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winery tours are conducted Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. The tour lasts approximately 1-1/2 hours and guides you through the vineyard offering insight into trellising, irrigation, varietals, and the philosophy of growing grapes.
For the guests that are interested in experiencing the area on a deeper level, you’ll love their “Water to Wine” package. Enjoy a relaxing few hours floating down the Verde River atop a kayak before arriving at the private beach of Alcantara at the confluence of Oak Creek and Verde River. Upon your arrival, wander through the vineyard as you make your way to the tasting room, where you’re invited to sit, sip, and taste delicious culinary delights. Looking for something a little more relaxing? Book yourself a “Massage in the Vineyard.” Treat your mind & body to an experience of a lifetime with a tailored massage to meet your specific needs, which could include an emphasis on deep tissue, sports, reflexology, cranial sacral, neuromuscular therapy and polarity. Finish the divine experience with wine and a cheese plate to achieve true harmony.
Granite Creek Vineyards
This family owned and operated vineyard and winery is located in Chino Valley. The unique landscape of this small town offers high-desert views of rolling prairies that naturally draw your attention up to the impressive Granite Mountain. Certified as the first organic vineyard in Arizona, Granite Creek Vineyards takes great care in their wine process, producing grapes using organically farmed granite soil and pure well water. One of the few select wineries in the United States that doesn’t add sulfites to their wine, the results are crisp and delicious. Tasting hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Perfect End to a Perfect Day
Wherever your adventures take you, rest assured that the comforts of home await you at your Sedona.Org vacation rental. You’ll love crossing the threshold at the end of the day into an inviting living area that beckons you to put your feet up. With a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal, you can easily chill a bottle of your favorite crisp white wine or immediately cork a bottle of red and toast to your day’s adventures. Take your glass out onto the patio, where breathtaking views of Sedona’s towering red rock formations bring out the earthy undertones of the robust drink you have in your hand. With upscale food markets located throughout town, it’s easy to keep your vacation rental stocked with delectable cheeses, breads, fruits, olives, and a local prickly pear cactus jelly that you’ve been dying to sample. And when it’s all said and done, at the end of the day you can slip into your comfortable pajamas as you reflect fondly of the day’s adventures. The quality mattress adorned in luxury linens will be a welcome retreat, enveloping you into a sweet slumber after a delicious day of tasting, sampling, and sighing in contentment.
Book Your Sedona Wine Adventure Today!
We’re proud to offer some of the finest properties in Sedona for vacation rentals, from cozy condos to gorgeous homes with red rock views. Our knowledgeable staff can always provide suggestions on the best wineries, Sedona wine bars, and other activities to be enjoyed while you’re in Sedona. Give us a call and reserve your rental today!