Northern Arizona Wine Country: World Class Wine in an Unexpected Destination
Wine lovers take note. According to Travel & Leisure Magazine, you may not have to jet off to France, Italy or even Napa Valley to have a world-class wine experience. L’Auberge de Sedona was recently honored as one of “World’s Best Wine Country Hotels.” Why? Its central location to wineries and tasting rooms in Sedona and surrounding towns makes it the perfect spot to have a wine-inspired vacation or experience in Northern Arizona.
The Verde Valley has similarities to many of the world’s notable wine growing regions, including year-round sunshine, abundant heat to help facilitate fruit growth and a unique, rocky soil composition that results in intensely-flavored fruits. Guests can create their own wine tour itinerary, choosing from wineries and tasting rooms along the Verde Valley wine trail. L’Auberge also offers the “Verde Valley Wine Package” which includes a two night stay at L’Auberge, a private, guided wine tour of 4 wineries and tasting rooms and a packed picnic lunch.
“Use it as a jumping-off point for exploring wineries in Sedona, Page Springs, Cottonwood, and Jerome…several independent wine tour operators can also pick you up from the hotel for daylong excursions” – Travel & Leisure
The following wineries and tasting rooms are located in the Verde Valley and can be visited during a stay in Sedona:
- Alcantara Vineyards
- Page Springs Cellars
- Oak Creek Vineyards
- Javelina Leap Vineyards
- Cellar 443
- Passion Cellars
- Arizona Stronghold Vineyards
- Burning Tree Cellars
- Fire Mountain Wines
- Pillsbury Wine Company
For more information on the Verde Valley Wine Trail, visit http://www.vvwinetrail.com/