Verde Valley Wine Trail
Located in beautiful Northern Arizona, the Verde Valley Wine Trail invites wine enthusiasts to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of exquisite Arizona wines. There are four Arizona wineries and four tasting rooms on the Verde Valley Wine Trail that offer a variety of skillfully crafted wines to satisfy any wine taster's palate. Every winery has its own unique personality and distinct wines for visitors to discover at each stop along the Wine Trail. Visit the great wineries and tasting rooms nestled in the red rock countryside and lush canyons surrounding Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona, Clarkdale, and Cornville.
Cottonwood, the Heart of the Wine Trail
Located in the Verde Valley, Cottonwood is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona's high country. Surrounded by jagged mountains on the south & west and to the north & east by mesas and buttes, Cottonwood is named for the trees that grow along the Verde River. The town grew from a small farming community and Old Town Cottonwood retains the charm of those early beginnings.
From tasting rooms and restaurants to shopping and hotels, see all that Old Town Cottonwood has to offer!
For a complete listing of all Historic Old Town members, click here.
Staying in Cottonwood is very affordable with moderately priced motels and B&B's.
The Verde Valley Wine Trail has been featured in the September 2014 Issue of Phoenix Magazine. Click Here to read the article!
Alcantara Vineyards has been selected by Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the "10 Vineyards Outside of California Where You Can Get Married". Click here to see the story!
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Burning Tree Cellars and Page Springs Cellars collaborate on a new “Passport” program that rewards travelers who visit each winery. Click here to read more.
AZ Rhythm & Ribs has become the flagship event for the City of Cottonwood bringing national entertainment and a world class rib competition to the Verde Valley. September 5-6, 2014 marks the 9th year of AZ Rhythm & Ribs State BBQ Championship in Cottonwood Arizona.
This year the AZ Rhythm & Ribs has changed its name to AZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival. The event has been selected as one of the tour stops for the Great American Cookout, along with 25 professional BBQ competitors; AZ Rhythm & Ribs has become a hot spot for professional BBQ teams, so we are an official Arizona State BBQ Championship.
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The Verde Valley Wine Consortium is a nonprofit organization. Their goal is to develop the overall advancement of the wine industry, tourism, economic development and education in the Verde Valley. For information visit their website.