We bet you didn’t know that Arizona is host to a number of award-winning wineries, and if you’re looking to experience one of the best the state has to offer, pay a visit to the Arizona Stronghold Tasting Room, in the quaint and historic Old Town Cottonwood. This charismatic tasting room is only a twenty-minute drive from many of our rentals—and a gorgeous one, at that!
Wine Crafted with True Passion that is Uniquely Arizonan
The winemakers say that their wine aims to be a representation of the untamed southwestern landscape and that each bottle is carefully created with the most quality fruit around. The grapes are grown near Willcox, Arizona, and are also sourced from other well-known local vineyards. Over the last decade, Arizona Stronghold has won several awards from renowned wine critics, such as the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition and San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards. From robust reds to bright whites, their portfolio of wines has something for everyone.
A Lively Tasting Room on The Streets of Old Town Cottonwood
Old Town Cottonwood is along the historic route 89A, and is lined with local boutique shops, many up-and-coming culinary hotspots, and of course, the Arizona Stronghold Tasting Room! Drop-in and take a seat among the inspired southwestern décor and enjoy a $9 tasting flight. Browse their tapa menu to find tasty treats like a sirloin skewer with raspberry-chipotle sauces and tomatillo-cactus salsa. There’s also an assortment of other small plates and a selection of cheese boards. On Friday evenings, you’ll find live music from 6 PM to 9 PM.
More Than Just Your Average Winery
They also host a number of off-site events, which in the past have included a sightseeing day trip and winetasting aboard the Verde Valley Railroad, or their summer white wine release pool party. They’ve also done a dinner crawl in Old Town, where you stop at different restaurants and have a delicious course paired with a glass of their wine. And don’t forget, if you love their wine you can always become an Archive Club Member and have them shipped right to your door back home! As a bonus, members also enjoy free tastings in the tasting room.
The Arizona Stronghold Tasting Room is open 365 days a year, from 12 PM to 7 PM Sunday-Thursday, and until 9 PM on Friday and Saturday. You can find them at 1023 N. Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, or give them a call at 928-639-2789.
We Put the Beauty of Northern Arizona at Your Fingertips
Our rentals are centrally located to access the excitement and wonder of Sedona but are also within reach of other towns such as Cottonwood, the old mining town of Jerome, and the pine forests of Flagstaff. And the drive will be so scenic, you’ll hardly notice the time is passing! Pick up the phone and give us a call to learn more and get your Sedona vacation booked today! Browse through our romantic Sedona honeymoon retreats! Browse our rentals with hot tubs today.