Discover AZ Wines: A Lot To Celebrate In Wine Country

By Peggy Fiandaca Though the vineyards are dormant at this time of year and vineyard managers are beginning to think about pruning, there is a lot to celebrate in Arizona wine country. Arizona wines are being recognized at national and international competitions along-side some of the best in the world. Winemakers are bringing home the […]

It’s The Holiday Season – Let’s Entertain

By Peggy Fiandaca Everyone entertains at the holidays. Holidays are meant to be spent enjoying your family and friends not breaking out in hives from stress. For most people, a holiday may be the only time they will entertain during the year. The key to holiday entertaining is preparation. Having a plan in place will […]

Discover AZ Wines: After The Harvest

By Peggy Fiandaca October marks the end of the Arizona grape harvest. As reported by many in the industry, harvest was good. Terrific weather throughout most of the growing season statewide has resulted in better than average yields and high quality grapes. After the harvest flurry, the work turns to winemaking. Did you know that […]

Discover AZ Wines: Harvest Time

By Peggy Fiandaca It is almost harvest time in Arizona’s wine country. Veraisan is in full swing, which is when the grapes turn the lushest shade of purple. Wineries are scrambling to make room for the upcoming vineyard bounty. Everyone is reporting a good grape set and if all goes well, a good harvest, which […]

Discover AZ Wines: Summer Escape To Wine Country

Discover AZ Wines: Great Wine Begins In The Vineyard

By Peggy Fiandaca Great wine begins in the vineyard. Terroir is the French word that refers to all things that can impact the vineyard – climate, soils, elevation, water, wind, etc. Finding the perfect spot, then planting the right grape varietals and maintaining the vineyard’s health is critical to producing that great bottle of wine. […]

Discover AZ Wines: Wine & Chocolate – A Perfect Pairing

Explore The Verde Valley Wine Country From Lights of Jerome

The Lights of Jerome Inn B&B is where the “lights of Jerome dance above every night.”  A unique, “green” one bedroom suite B&B, where the details and friendly customer service matter.  The private deck has mountain and wildlife views and guests will enjoy a gourmet continental breakfast of fresh fruits, bagels or muffins, organic granola, yogurt and […]

It’s Harvest Season At Javelina Leap Vineyards And Winery

Javelina Leap Vineyards and Winery processes approximately 44 tons of Arizona grown grapes equaling about 2,600 cases of fine Javelina Leap Arizona wine. When visiting, guests will be sampling wines at a fully functional vineyard and winery. Enjoy a tour of the winery and barrel room while sipping wine or relax in the Arizona room and private […]

Arizona Wine Moment: Harvestfest 2010 At Sonoita Vineyards

This month’s Arizona Wine Moment was submitted by Kimberly Sisk. One of the advertisers in your newspaper, Sonoita Vineyards, is my favorite place.  I have been a frequent visitor to Elgin wine country and there are many wonderful locations: The Village of Elgin Winery (Tombstone Rain wine) Callaghan Vineyards (Claire’s 2009) and Kief-Joshua Vineyards (they […]