Love wine? Check out the brand-new Scottsdale Wine Trail in Downtown Scottsdale. Five tasting rooms have partnered to offer a fantastic wine-tasting experience showcasing the best of Arizona. Explore wines from LDV Winery, Carlson Creek, Aridus Wine Company, Su Vino Winery and Salvatore Vineyards. All of the tasting rooms are within easy walking distance.
Starting in January, you can enjoy “Wine Around Wednesdays” on the first Wednesday of each month. Also, on Thursday, December 15, the trail is hosting a Santa-Clause-themed “Wine-Around” (look for details soon). You can also pick up an official Scottsdale Wine Trail Passport to get SWT swag and special discounts for completing the tasting program. Get the full scoop on each winery below, and visit the website to plan your Scottsdale Wine Trail experience.
Carlson Creek Vineyard
Carlson Creek Vineyard (tasting room pictured above) is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Willcox. The 160-acre vineyard is 4,200 feet above sea level, allowing for the perfect balance of warm Arizona sun and crisp, cool evenings. The result is a wine portfolio that is smooth and understated, yet approachable. Visit the tasting room to sample the award-winning wines, meet the winemakers, and purchase wines and apparel.
LDV Winery produces 100% estate Rhone-varietal wines that reflect the unique high-altitude environment of the Chiricahua Mountain Foothills in southeastern Arizona. The tasting room is in a charming bungalow with an art gallery and two shaded patios where you can enjoy wine flights, glasses of wine, or a bottle while sharing a cheese and charcuterie platter.
Aridus Wine Company
Aridus is a family-owned wine company that produces their own label and offers a place for local growers to make their wine where the grapes are grown. It sits on 17 acres and has grown into a state-of-the-art winery, three tasting rooms, and a 40-acre vineyard in Turkey Creek, just 30 miles outside of Willcox.
Su Vino Winery
Su Vino means “Your Wine” in Italian and Spanish. As a custom winery, Su Vino makes their own wines for sale by the bottle, specializing in unique and interesting varietals and blends. They can also customize a wine to your palate. Participate in the winemaking process by bottling and corking your wine and adding your own personalized label.
Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room
The owners fell in love with the culture of wine during extensive travels to various wine regions around the world and purchased land on the Willcox Bench with the dream of having their own vineyard. The Downtown Scottsdale Tasting Room is the third for Passion Cellars/Salvatore Vineyards, and showcases their fantastic Salvatore label.