Wineries and Wine Tasting in Sedona

Wineries and Wine Tasting in Sedona

Mention Arizona and most people envision cacti, not Cabernet. Yet between heat-battled desert basins and soaring mountains, pockets of microclimates exist that echo some of the most famous wine regions of the world. Sedona occupies such an oasis. The Verde Valley’s abundant sunshine and dramatic nighttime cool-downs, combined with rich volcanic soil and a good water source create an ideal environment for hearty varietals.

Winemaking may seem like a trendy tourism wrinkle in Arizona, but it actually dates back to the late 17th century when Franciscan missionaries planted the first vineyards in the state. One of Sedona’s earliest settlers got the grape rolling in red rock country. Heinrich Schuerman arrived in Sedona in 1884 and planted an orchard and vineyard. A few years later he was selling apples, peaches and wine to the logging camps of Flagstaff and miners in Jerome.

Today, a handful of estate vineyards dot the hillsides just outside of town. Oak Creek inspires a lush greenbelt along the sloping flanks of House Mountain and it’s easy to forget that you’re anywhere near a desert.

One of the beauties of the Sedona wineries, is they’re all small production facilities. So what you experience are the passions of the winemakers. Every bottle has been doted over. Local wines can be found in stores and on the menus of restaurants throughout the area. Better yet, go Napa Valley style on these idyllic little places with your own personal wine tour. Visit the vineyards and try the tasting rooms. If you’re concerned about driving, several companies offer tours. You can travel by limo, jeep and even kayak.

Wine Tasting in Sedona

Wine Tasting in Sedona
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Page Springs Cellars is a winery first and foremost. But it’s also a destination that encourages exploration. Here, visitors can pack a day full of authentic experiences, from the obvious—tasting wine—to strolling the vineyards on a tour, opening up the heart and mind during a yoga session, creating a private event or savoring Chef Michael’s house-made jam. Experiences. Little moments. You know, the things that make the world go round.

TASTING ROOM & BISTRO
Our Tasting Room is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We welcome you to join us Sunday–Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Thursday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. In our Tasting Room, not only can you sample our wines and enjoy our delicious bistro offerings, but you can also peruse a gallery of local artists and check out our weekly line-up of live music.

We get a little busy on the weekends, so if you find yourself having to wait for a spell, relax on our shaded front veranda or stroll our beautiful grounds. Also, parking can be tight when we’re busy, but our friendly parking attendants will help guide you (and your car) to a spot.

Here’s what you do:
Simply choose a flight (we offer a variety of flight styles), sit back, and let our expert tasting room staff pour and educate. Each flight costs $11 and includes five tastes, plus a souvenir tasting glass.

Want something extra special? For $25, you can order the Reserve Flight, which includes five specially selected, limited-edition wines. There’s also our Library Wine menu, an offering of some of our best wines that have been intentionally cellared for release at the optimum time.

Of course, you’re not limited to tasting flights. Almost all of our wines are available by the glass or bottle.

Winery Tour
Our flagship tour, this is a 60–90 minute guided exploration of Page Springs Cellars, where you’ll get an insider’s look into winemaking. You’ll learn the history, culture, and process of winemaking, from grape to bottle, plus you’ll get 5 tastes of our award-winning wines, including a special tasting pulled directly from barrel. Explore areas of our grounds not open to visitors, including our estate vineyards, cellar, barrel room, and crush pad. Bonus: You’ll receive a souvenir glass to take home.

Times:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
First and last Saturday of the month, no 4 p.m. tour.

Rates:
Winery Tour with 5 tastings – $34
Winery Tour without tastings – $19
Children 12 and under are free.

Notes:

Handicap accessible.
Groups larger than 8 require special arrangements.
Guests may buy out a Winery Tour for an exclusive, private reservation. This is subject to availability and costs a one-time additional fee of $100.
Reservations:
928-639 3004, Ext. 850
Tours@PageSpringsCellars.com