Best Sedona Wineries On The Verde Valley Wine Trail



Four bottles of wine from Sedona wineries along the Verde Valley Wine Trail

Sedona, Arizona is home to the Verde Valley Wine Trail which offers visitors a unique experience. It’s a self-guided wine trail featuring some of the best Sedona wineries including Coronado Vineyards, Bodega Pierce, Chateau Tumbleweed, Merkin Vineyards and DA Ranch.

In this guide, we’re going to show exactly where you can find the best vineyards in Sedona.

Our Sedona Wineries Experience

Man enjoying a glass of red wine on the verde valley wine trail
Mark enjoying a wine tasting at the DA Ranch winery near Sedona

We spent eight days exploring Sedona and the surrounding area in December 2021. Prior to our visit, we didn’t know Sedona was such a hot spot for wine grown by the proud local communities. Read more about us.

After a day of hiking, we would spend the afternoon at one of the best vineyards in Sedona. If you are a lover of vino, the Verde Valley Wine trail is an unmissable addition to your perfect Sedona itinerary because most of these wineries are only a short drive from town.

What Is The Verde Valley Wine Trail?

Like us, you may be surprised to learn the Verde Valley is one of Arizona’s three wine-growing regions which have been officially designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA).

While the two largest AVA’s are located in southern Arizona, near the cities of Sonoita and Wilcox, the Verde Valley is the crown jewel in northern Arizona.

Stretching between the towns of Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cornville and Sedona, this wine trail offers many tasting rooms nestled within red rock country.

To help you figure out which wineries along the Verde Valley Wine Trail would best suit you, we have listed each winery based on location with a short description of what you can expect.

Verde Valle Wine Passport

But before hitting the Verde Valley Wine Trail, be sure to download your wine passport on the official website here for special offers and details about local activities.

Don’t miss the chance to be entered into the quarterly or yearly drawing by visiting 10 stops along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. Just get your wine passport stamped and mail it back!

Travel Tip: Only some of the Verde Valley wineries require reservations. We recommend you check the official winery website or call ahead to verify if reservations are required before visiting.

Best Wineries In Jerome

Barrels on a porch at a winery
Wooden barrels on a porch at a winery in Sedona

In the 19th-century, Jerome was once a mile high mining camp. But today, the city of Jerome has transformed into an artists paradise with studios, historical sites, restaurants and eclectic accommodation.

A quick wander down main street is worth your time as you travel back in time to the old mining town. Don’t miss the Jerome State Historic Park featuring a mining museum in the historic Douglas Mansion.

Here are the 6 popular wineries in Jerome:

1. Cabal Cellars

Cabal Cellars is a partnership of employees from both Passion Cellars and Salvatore Vineyards. This winery prides themselves on the fact employees are involved in every aspect of wine making with grapes harvested from Wilcox, AZ.

  • Address: 417 Hull Ave. Jerome, AZ 86331
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm + Fri to Sat 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Website: cabalcellars

Notable wines at Cabal Cellars includes a dry moscato and a fruity Chablis Chardonnay. But they also strive to combine traditional methods while creating new and innovative flavor twists so keep an eye out for new wines.

Travel Tip: Don’t miss the delicious artesian cheese board featuring slices from all around the world.

2. Caduceus Cellars

Tasting room for Merkin Vineyards on the verde valley wine trail
Merkin Vineyards Osteria in Cottonwood

Caduceus Cellars is a cozy brick lined space nestled right along Main St offering wine tastings in addition to espresso. Visitors continuously rave about the fun and upbeat atmosphere.

  • Address: 158 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Everyday 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Website: Caduceus

If you love the vino at Caduceus Cellars, you can sign up for their wine club to receive limited production wines delivered directly to your door.

3. Four Eight Wine Works

Four Eight Wine Works derives its name from the past as Arizona was the 48th state to join the Union. It is also northern Arizona’s first and only winemakers co-operative.

  • Address: 140 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Thurs 11:00am-8:00pm + Fri to Sat 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Website: four8wineworks

We liked this tasting room because an old bank has been converted into the tasting room. At Four Eight, you will find both wine flights and small food options.

Travel Tip: There is another Four Eight Wine Works in Cottonwood, AZ if your are tight on time and can’t make it to Jerome.

4. Passion Cellars

Passion Cellars is a wine bar offering both sweet and dry flights. Their tasting room offers a glimpse into the coveted barrel room with all wines available for sampling and purchase.

  • Address: 301 Main St, Jerome, AZ 86331
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm + Fri to Sat 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Website: Passion Cellars

If it’s a nice day, be sure to sit out on the the dog friendly patio. Visitors consistently rave about the amazing service and knowledgeable staff so if you want to learn about wine, this is the place to go.

5. The Original Jerome Winery

The Original Jerome Winery is a rustic-chic wine cellar with picturesque views offering light fare and wine tastings. All grapes are sources exclusively from the family’s vineyard in Wilcox, AZ.

We recommend their wine flight which costs about $14 for 6 pours because it lets you try a little bit of everything. This winery also serves beer from THAT Brewery which is found in nearby Cottonwood.

6. Coronado Vineyards

Owned by the Hicks family, the stunning Coronado Vineyards represent the only award-winning African and Native American family-owned vineyard on this list.

  • Address: 2909 E Country Club Dr, Willcox, Arizona 85643
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Mon to Thurs 10:00am-5:00pm, Fri to Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Website: coronadovineyards

Offering light, sweet and delicate as well as bold, robust and spicy, there is a wine for everyone at this Sedona winery. Also featuring an extensive tapas menu, this is one vineyard you do not want to miss.

Where To Stay and Eat In Jerome

Planning to stay overnight or need a bite to eat? Here are some of the top rated places in Jerome:



In the mood for something spooky? Check out this haunted tour of Jerome to dive into the past of this old mining town.

Best Wineries Near Clarkdale

Clarkdale was founded by Senator Williams Andrews Clark as a copper-smelting town. Back in its prime, the employees of the Jerome mine called Clarkdale home along with their families.

The town of Clarkdale is unique because the town was ahead of its time with underground utilities, paved streets, sewers and a flourishing city center.

Many of the historic homes in the area have been renovated and a visit to Clarkdale is not complete without experiencing the Arizona Copper Art Museum.

The popular Verde Canyon Railroad train journey is also just next door to Clarkdale. Here are the 3 popular wineries in Clarkdale:

7. Bodega Pierce

Tasting room for Bodega Pierce in Clarkdale along the Verde Valley Wine Trail
The popular tasting room at Bodega Pierce

Bodega Pierce features beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Visitors typically compliment the wonderful service and delicious wine served here.

  • Address: 1341 W. State Route 89A, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324
  • Location: Google Map
  • Hours: Thurs to Sun 12:00am-6:00pm
  • Facebook: Bodega Pierce

This winery has a very laid back and no frills atmosphere. If you’re hungry, you can also order a delicious meal from the Mexican restaurant, El Toreo located right next door.

8. Chateau Tumbleweed

Chateau Tumbleweed is a collaboration of two husband and wife teams following a dream to leave their day jobs and focus on their own winery.

  • Address: 1151 West State Route 89a, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
  • Location: Google Map
  • Hours: Daily 12:00am – 7:00pm
  • Website: chateautumbleweed

You can expect big selection of bottled wines along with a tasting room at Chateau Tumbleweed. We also loved the small charcuterie board which paired excellent with their wines.

9. Southwest Wine Center

The Southwest Wine Center functions as a community hub with a learning lab and tasting room. At the Wine Center, you can sample student crafted wines by glass, bottle and tasting flights.

This is a unique Sedona winery so if you want to learn about making wine in this region, stop by the Southwest Wine Center. Tours last about one hour and include an educational wine tasting.

Where To Stay and Eat In Clarkdale

Planning to stay overnight or need a bite to eat? Here are the top rated hotels and restaurants in Clarkdale:



Best Wineries In Cottonwood

Historic Old Town Cottonwood welcome sign
Welcome sign for the historic Old Town of Cottonwood

Cottonwood is located in the heart of Arizona wine country. It is nestled perfectly between the heat of the desert and the cooler temperatures of the high country. Drinking wine in and around Cottonwood is among the most fun things to do in Arizona.

The Old Town of Cottonwood is known for its signature events centered around food and wine. This is a great place to window shop in the numerous antique stores and galleries in between your wine tastings.

Here are the 7 popular wineries in Cottonwood:

10. Arizona Stronghold

Arizona Stronghold is open for tasting flights, bottles to go, wine club member pick-ups, cheese plates, and charcuterie boards in Old Town Cottonwood. You can pretty much have it all here.

  • Address: 1023 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Tues 12:00am-5:00pm, Wed to Thurs 12:00am-7:00pm + Fri to Sat 12:00am – 8:00pm
  • Website: azstronghold

Visitors always recommend the barbecue skewers which is something we will definitely try next time we are in Sedona.

Travel Tip: There is another Arizona Stronghold tasting room in Scottsdale, Arizona.

11. Burning Tree Cellars

Burning Tree Cellars prides themselves on the fact their wine will never be pushed through supermarkets. They specialize in small batch, meticulously maintained and boutique wines created from the best available sources.

  • Address: 1040 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Thurs 12:00am-6:00pm + Fri to Sat 12:00am-9:00pm
  • Website: burningtreecellars

We like this winery because of it’s location in the heart of Cottonwood. Visitors love the patio overlooking the Main Street and the Jail Trail scenery.

Tasting room for Arizona Stronghold on the verde valley wine trail
The Arizona Stronghold tasting room in Cottonwood

12. DA Vines

One of the newer additions to the Verde Valley Wine Trail is DA Vines Vineyard. This is a micro vineyard located along the meandering banks of the Oak Creek serving whites, rose, reds and red blends.

  • Address: 705 N Main Street, Cottonwood AZ
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Wed to Thurs 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri to Sat 11:00am-9:00pm + Sun 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Website: davinesvineyard

This winery was not opened during our visit, but it’s definitely on our bucket list for next time because visitors always complement the amazing food from their French bistro menu.

Travel Tip: Stop by DA Vines for live music on Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday afternoons.

13. Merkin Vineyards Osteria

Merkin Vineyards delivers the entire package with extensive brunch, lunch, all day options and wine menus. All products they use are grown or sourced from other Arizona farmers.

  • Address: 770 N Verde Heights Dr, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Mon to Sat 11:00am-9:00pm + Sun 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Website: merkinvineyards

Located in a brand new building and serving delicious Italian meals made with homemade pasta, this is winery near Sedona you must check out.

14. Pillsbury Wine Company

Pillsbury Wine tasting room in Cottonwood
The old tasting room at Pillsbury Wine Company

Pillsbury Wine Company is located in a new renovated historical mansion. Their wines come from grapes grown at their own place and you may be surprised to learn they even weed by hand.

  • Address: 315 S Willard St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, United States
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Everyday 12:00am-7:00pm, happy hour starts at 6pm
  • Website: pillsburywine

Offering food and outdoor seating for those wanting to add a little something more to their tasting.

15. Cellar 433

With three decades of experience and numerous locations, Cellar 433 strives for ingenuity and innovation. Stop on in to try the Bitter Creek Winery Tarot Collection.

  • Address: 909 N Main St Ste A, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Wed to Sat 12:00am-6:00pm, Sun 12:00am-5:00pm
  • Website: cellar433

This is one of the newer wineries added to the Verde Valley Wine Trail and visitors can’t help but comment on the amazing service.

16. Tantrum Wines

After a painful divorce, current owner Brighid took a job at a local Arizona winery to pay the bills. But what she didn’t know is that she would meet her future husband and business partner, John.

  • Address: 918 N. Main Street Suite C, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Thurs 12:00am-7:00pm, Fri to Sat 12:00am-9:00pm
  • Website: tantrumwines

We love the quirky vibe at Tantrum Wines and this is a great place to visit if you are looking for something different. They also offer gluten free and vegan cheese options if you have dietary restrictions.

Tantrum tasting room in Cottonwood
Tantrum Wines Tasting Room

Where To Stay and Eat In Cottonwood

Planning to stay overnight or need a bite to eat? Check out these top rated hotels and restaurants in Cottonwood:



Traveling with kids? Try a wils west adventure at Blazin’ M Ranch.

Best Wineries In Camp Verde

Camp Verde has a prime central location and perfect year-round climate. It is popular for outdoor adventure and nearby historical sites.

This town was built along 18 miles of the Verde River which provides ample wildlife viewing opportunities. In 2018, Camp Verde officially became the 20th Dark Sky Community.

If you are looking to get away from some of the Sedona crowds, this town is a great option. We also recommend visiting Montezuma Castle National Monument if you head out this way.

Here are the 3 popular wineries in Camp Verde:

17. Alcantara Vineyards

Alcantara Vineyards uses sustainable techniques and best viticultural practices. This winery features 20,000 vines with 17 different varietals surrounded by the stunning landscape of the Verde River.

  • Address: 3445 S Grapevine Way, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Everyday 11:00am-5:00pm, spring and summer until 6:00pm
  • Website: alcantaravineyard

Be sure to check out some of their popular events such as wine kayaking and SUP YOGA on the Verde River. You can also choose from regular or VIP tastings.

18. Salt Mine Wine

This Sedona winery is a great stop for history buffs. From the upper vineyard at Salt Mine Wine, you can see the old Verde Salt Mine which is one of three prehistoric salt mines in northern Arizona.

  • Address: 536 W Salt Mine Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Friday to Sun 12:00am-5:00pm
  • Website: saltminewine

The Norton family purchased this historic farm and planted five acres of vines successfully growing six different varietals. Visitors love the outdoor seating area covered by beautiful trees.

19. Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery

Woman enjoying  a glass of wine in Sedona during Christmas time
Kristen sipping on a wine flight

Owner Ignacio uses sustainable organic methods of growing grapes to avoid using chemical fertilizers for his vineyards. These efforts have won Clear Creek winery the 1st AZ Winery Silver Innovator Sustainable Certification.

We didn’t get a chance to stop by this vineyard, but we certainly will during our next trip because the charcuterie boards look amazing!

Where To Stay and Eat In Camp Verde

Planning to stay overnight or need a bite to eat? Check out these top rated hotels and restaurants in Camp Verde:



Best Wineries Near Cornville

While Cornville seems small on the map, it packs a big punch. We spent a lot of time in Cornville because it was a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Sedona.

Many of the wineries and restaurants in Cornville will require a small drive, but for us it was worth the effort. Here are the 4 best wineries in Cornville:

Exterior view of the DA Ranch in Sedona, Arizona
DA Ranch Estate Vineyards Tasting Room and Vineyards

20. DA Ranch

What started out as a gathering place for the family during the holidays and special occasions, DA Ranch has grown into a thriving business with the first wine produced in 2008.

  • Address: 1901 Dancing Apache Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Wed to Sun 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Website: daranch

Our favorite part about visiting DA Ranch was the beautiful and cozy porch surrounded by stunning vineyards. It was clear to see how much love was put into this property.

Travel Tip: There are lawn games at DA Ranch including Cornhole.

21. Javelina Leap Vineyard

Javelina Leap Vineyards is a boutique winery boasting award winning wines. Approximately 44 tons of Arizona grown grapes are processed right on site.

Be sure to pair your favorite wine with a delight from their small bistro menu. If you are visiting outside of summer, check out their gorgeous outdoor seating area.

22. Oak Creek Vineyards

With a pet friendly patio and consistent live music on Friday’s, a visit to Oak Creek Vineyards will not be easily forgotten. Spend an afternoon sipping flights and sampling plates from the vineyard kitchen.

  • Address: 1555 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Mon to Thurs 11:00am 6:00pm, Fri 11:00am-7:00pm, Sat 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Website: oakcreekvineyards

This is another Arizona winery with a beautiful backdrop and charcuterie platters you should consider adding to your itinerary.

23. Page Springs Cellars

Page Springs Cellars aims to create a delicious wine while expressing the exceptional character of an Arizona landscape. They believe good wines stem from great land and strong community.

  • Address: 1500 N Page Springs Rd, Cornville, AZ 86325
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Thurs 11:00am-7:00pm + Fri to Sun 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Website: pagespringscellars

If you are looking for a unique winery experience, Page Springs offers guided tours, yoga and massage. We love how easy it was to visit Page with great service and plenty of parking.

24. Cove Mesa

A newer edition to this Verde Valley Wine list is Cove Mesa. This family owned ultra premium winery is focused on small production wines using grapes from the best Arizona vineyards.

  • Address: 1210 S Western Dr, Cornville, AZ 86325
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Mon to Thurs 11:00am-6:00pm, Fri to Sat 11:00am-7:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Website: covemesa

Cove Mesa currently has a 5.0 rating on Google! We can’t wait to visit this new winery because visitors rave over the excellent wines, delicious food and wonderful staff.

Exterior view of Up The Creek Bistro in winter
Up The Creek Wine Bistro is our top recommendation

Where To Stay and Eat In Cornville

Planning to stay overnight or need a bite to eat? Check out these top rated hotels and restaurants in Cornville:



Up the Creek Bistro Wine Bar is one of our favorite restaurants near Sedona. A reservation is needed and the food is on the expensive side, but trust us you will not be disappointed after a meal here.

Best Wineries In Sedona

Saving the best winery location for last… Sedona. If you want to explore a local winery without going too far, just opt for the only tasting room along the Verde Valley Wine Trail in the heart of Sedona.

25. Winery 1912

Winery 1912 boasts grapes from Dragoon Mountain Vineyard which is surrounded by 5 distinct mountain ranges yielding 59 soil types to define this unique growing region.

  • Address: 320 AZ-89A #3, Sedona, AZ 86336
  • Location: Google Maps
  • Hours: Sun to Thurs 12:00am-7:00pm + Fri to Sat 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Website: winery1912

In the 16th century, Jesuit Priests brought vinifera vines to Arizona and some of vines at Dragoon Mountain Vineyard are descended from these ancient clones.

At Winery 1912, you can sample both Spanish and Iberian varietals as well as light bites.

Outside storefront of Winery 1912 with empty tables in winter time
Winery 1912 in Sedona

Where To Stay and Eat In Sedona

We used Sedona as our base to visit the wineries on this list so if you plan to stay in or near Sedona, you should read our guide featuring the best hotels for visiting Sedona next.

And here are some of our favorite restaurants in town:

Restaurants along West Arizona 89a:

Restaurants along 179:

Best Sedona Wineries Map

Here is an interactive map of the 25 wineries near Sedona. All of the hotel and restaurant recommendations we discussed in this guide are also included.

Click on the map to zoom in closer and get a feel for the area. You can also access our Sedona Wineries map via this link here.

Black Bliss wine tours van in a parking lot on the Verde Valley Wine Trail
Bliss wine tours van at a Sedona winery

Touring the best Sedona wineries is the perfect weekend getaway, but have you worked out who in your group will be the designated driver?

Maybe you should consider a wine tour.

Booking a tour means everyone in your group can enjoy the local wines and stunning Sedona scenery while someone else worries about the driving.

Choose from some of the popular tours below:

Further Reading: Top rated tours in Sedona

Seasonal Events On The Verde Valley Wine Trail

A wooden building with numerous Christmas decorations by the entrance
Christmas decorations at a Sedona winery

We certainly warmed our bellies with delicious wines during our visit to Sedona in December. But no matter the season, there is always something going on along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. Check out some of the seasonal events below:

  • Spring – Verde Valley Wine Fest, Camp Verde Pecan & Wine Fest, Cottonwood Vintage Half Marathon and Emerging Wine Makers Competition
  • Summer – Fantastic 4th of July
  • Fall – Sedona Winefest, Walkin’ On Main, VIP Chocolate Walk and Wine & Dine In The Vines
  • Winter – Sedona International Film Festival

Sedona’s best wineries are open year round, which means you can cool down in summer or warm up in winter. Spring and fall have the most comfortable temperatures in the area, but wineries will be at their busiest.

In Conclusion

The Verde Valley Wine Trail is the best kept secret when it comes to discovering wineries near Sedona. It includes numerous vineyards showcasing tasting rooms, small bistros and guided tours. We like that you can visit these wineries as a self-guided tour or you can book a tour if you want someone else to do the driving.

Are the wineries in Sedona worth it?

Yes, the Sedona wineries are worth visiting because this is a very popular wine region in northern Arizona which some say rivals Napa Valley. We think the wineries are one of the best things to do in Sedona.

Our favorite wineries include DA Ranch, Chateau Tumbleweed and Alcantara Vineyards. But you can’t really go wrong at any of the wineries along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. Don’t forget to enjoy a delicious meal at Up The Creek Wine Bistro too.

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We hope this guide to the best Sedona wineries helps with planning your visit to the Verde Valley Wine Trail!

Please let us know if you have any questions about any of these wineries or your visit to Sedona in the comments below.

Happy Sipping,

Mark and Kristen

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