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					                                                       sipping arizona wine
                                                                                 By debbie J. Elder


Sampling Arizona wine just got a whole lot easier. As of September 2007, Arizona residents can purchase wine directly from the
state’s small wineries without having to show up in person to place an order. (Visits to the wineries are still highly recommended,
but now you won’t have to make the trek to stock up on your favorites if they aren’t carried by your local retailer).
     Arizona wineries producing less than 20,000 gallons of wine per year are allowed to take orders via the Internet, fax, phone
or mail thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 1276 by the state Senate and House of Representatives. The subject of much
wrangling and negotiation, the bill was a compromise between the interested parties. It’s expected to be a boon for the small
wineries in Arizona’s rural areas.

Debbie Elder is the general manager of Awesome Wines, a Phoenix-based distributing company representing over 350 handcrafted
artisan wines. She can be reached at (480) 551-9769.
ACTIVE ARIZONA WINERIES
                                                                                                              Page Springs Cellars
Alcantara Vineyard and Winery                               ARIZONA WINE FACTS                                (includes Merkin Vineyards Caduceus
                                                                                                              Wines)
7500 E. Alcantara Way
Cornville, AZ 85325                                                                                           1500 N. Page Springs Road
(928) 649-8563                            • Arizona has 30 commercial vineyards and 26 bonded wineries.       Cornville, AZ 86325
www.alcantaravineyard.com                • Arizona wines have been served at the White House since 1989.      (928) 639-3004
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.         • The Arizona wine industry generates $18 million in economic impact.   www.pagespringscellars.com
                                                                                                              www.caduceus.org
                                          • Arizona Wine Country attracts over 15,000 visitors each year.     Open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Callaghan Vineyards                         • One ton of wine grapes can produces 178 gallons of juice.
Tasting Room: 336 Elgin Road                         • A case of wine is 2.3 gallons or 9 liters.
Elgin, AZ 85611                                                                                               Rancho Rossa Vineyards
(520) 455-5322                                                                                                32 Cattle Ranch Lane
www.callaghanvineyards.com                                                                                    Elgin, AZ 85611
Open Friday to Sunday,                                                     Jerome Winery                      (520) 455-0700
                                      Echo Canyon Vineyard and Winery                                         www.ranchorossa.com
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.                     3222 N. Echo Canyon Road             403 Clark St.
                                                                           Jerome, AZ 86331                   Open Saturday and Sunday,
                                      Cornville, AZ 86325                                                     10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery      (928) 634-8122                       (928) 639-9067
342 Elgin Road                        www.echocanyonwinery.com             www.jeromewinery.com
Elgin, AZ 85611                                                                                               Sonoita Vineyards
                                      Open by appointment                  Open Sunday to Thursday,
(520) 455-5499                                                                                                Elgin/Canelo Road
                                                                           11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
www.canelohillswinery.com                                                                                     Elgin, AZ 85611
                                      Fort Bowie Vineyards and Orchard     Open Friday and Saturday,
Tasting room to open Sept. 21, 2007                                                                           (520) 455-5893
                                      Products                             10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                              www.sonoitavineyards.com
                                      156 N. Jefferson                                                        Open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Charron Vineyards                     Bowie, AZ 85605                      Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards
18585 South Sonoita Highway           (520) 847-2593                       10277 E. Rock Creek Lane
Vail, AZ 85641                                                             Pearce, AZ 85625                   Su Vino Winery
                                      www.fortbowievineyards.net                                              3801 N. Goldwater Blvd.
(520) 762-8585                        Open Monday to Saturday,             (520) 824-2500
www.charronvineyards.com                                                   www.keelingschaefervineyards.com   Suite 101
                                      9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.                                                  Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Open by appointment                   Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.               Open by appointment
                                                                                                              (480) 994 8466
Colibri Vineyards                                                          Kokopelli Winery                   www.suvinowineryaz.com
                                      Fountaine Cellars Winery                                                Open Tuesday to Wednesday,
2825 W. Hilltop Road                  200 Review Alley                     35 W. Boston St.
Portal, AZ 85632                                                           Chandler, AZ 85225                 noon to 8 p.m.
                                      Bisbee, AZ 85603                                                        Thursday to Saturday,
(520) 558-2401                        (520) 432-2080                       (480) 792 6927
www.colibrivineyard.com                                                    www.kokopelliwinery.com            noon to 10 p.m.
                                      www.fountainecellars.com
Open by appointment                   Open daily, 1 to 5 p.m.              Open Monday to Wednesday,
                                                                           11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.               Sycamore Canyon Winery
Coronado Vineyards                                                         Thursday to Saturday, 1            2060 Dancing Apache Road
                                      Granite Creek Vineyards                                                 Cornville, AZ
2909 E. Country Club Drive            2515 N. Road 1 East                  1:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Willcox, AZ 85643                                                                                             (928) 649-1411
                                      Chino Valley, AZ 86323               Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(520) 384-2993                                                                                                Open by appointment
                                      (928) 636-2003
www.coronadovineyards.com             www.granitecreekvineyards.com        Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery
Open Monday to Saturday,                                                                                      The Village of Elgin Winery
                                      Open Friday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.   1555 N. Page Springs Road
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.                                                     Cornville, AZ 86325                The Elgin Complex
                                                                                                              Elgin, AZ 85611
                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Carole Topalian




Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.                Javelina Leap Vineyard and           (928) 649-0290
                                                                           www.oakcreekvineyards.net          (520) 455-9309
                                      Winery                                                                  www.elginwines.com
Dos Cabezas Wineworks                 1565 Page Springs Road               Open Wednesday to Sunday,
3248 Highway 82                                                            11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                  Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                      Cornville, AZ 86325
Sonoita, AZ 85637                     (928) 274-0394
(520) 455-5141                        www.javelinaleapwinery.com           (Information compiled from the Arizona Wine Growers Association and
www.doscabezaswinery.com              Open by appointment                  the Arizona Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control.)
Open by appointment

22     fall 2007             Edible Phoenix                                                                    www.ediblephoenix.com

				
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