Scottsdale Wine Trail
Hiking and biking is very good for you, and Scottsdale is adjacent to many beautiful trails. However, there is no need to be a fanatic about health. If you want to take a journey down a trail that is a bit less strenuous, you may want to try the Scottsdale Wine Trail. A stroll or stagger along the trail can be a great way to spend an afternoon or cap off a sun filled Arizona day.
Before you begin, you may want to purchase a Wine Trail Passport for just $5.00. The passport can be purchased at any one of the wineries and offers coupons at each of them. Once you have your passport stamped at all the wineries, you will receive a prize as well as some swag. These Arizona winery tours include four different wineries, each offering the best of Arizona’s unique and fabulous wines.
Aurdis means dry, and the sophisticated libations at this winery live up to the name. Housed in a former apple warehouse, the winery procures grapes from the finest vineyards in Arizona. Membership in their wine club is free and includes a tour of the facilities as well as discounts on anything you buy.
A favorite with restaurant industry workers, this winery offers a wide variety of high end wines, from crispy whites to mellow reds. They often have events where they pair dessert wines with some decadent cakes from local restaurants, so you may want to phone ahead to make sure you get in on the sweets.
Founded by two long time wine collectors, this winery offers tastings with a small bite menu. You will want to sample all the wines at your tasting, of course. But pay special attention to those wines made with Syrah grapes, which contain notes of black cherry, spice, and pepper.
This award-winning winery offers something for every palate with many unique flavor combinations. Be sure to try their Day Tripper wine. Aged for 24 months in French oak, this tasty wine is a perfect combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.