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Overview of Wineries in Scottsdale, AZ Part II



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By : Sandra Wilken    99 or more times read
Now that we’ve established that one need not fly to France, Italy or even Napa Valley to enjoy a world class, home grown Merlot – let’s delve further into a few of the guilty pleasures of living in luxurious Scottsdale Arizona! The following three wineries comprise the cream of the crop in Southwestern wine manufacturing. More than simply a destination, the journey to reach these quaint, yet flourishing establishments is part of the joy, as the desert sands give way to grassy fields and majestic oak forests just south of the Scottsdale luxury home communities.

Callaghan Vineyards - The world renowned Callaghan Vineyards is still a treasure to behold for the Scottsdale winery aficionados. Founded two decades ago, Callaghan has carved a cozy niche in the scene based on the popularity of both the reds and whites yielded from their hilly 25 acres of Spanish and Mediterranean vines. Additionally, the family owned business has been known to incorporate the best wines from neighboring vineyards to feature at their relaxing, public tasting tours each weekend.

Dos Cabezas WineWorks – If anyone dare challenge the validity of Arizona’s wine production expertise, the Dos Cabezas family is here to quench your thirst for an answer. Nestled within the unique and scenic landscape around the Corona National Forest, this prestigious company has won industry accolades and (according to their site) been enjoyed at the White House. Such acclaim might go to the heads of other grape smashers, but this relaxed, family-owned WineWorks is more concerned with providing a delicious and pleasurable escape for the casual tasters looking for a fun reason to draw them out of their comfortable Scottsdale luxury homes.

Sonoita Vineyards – With a rich soil surprisingly similar to Burgundy, France, Sonoita has the distinction of being the region’s oldest vineyard dating back to 1983 (with the founder’s tasty experiments beginning a decade prior!). At an elevation of 5000 feet above sea level, the picturesque setting and gold medal winning wines lure the Cabernet lovers especially from their luxury homes Scottsdale. Boasting over a dozen wines to choose from, Sonoita Vineyards rolls over 40 acres of glorious vines, framed by majestic mountains in the Southern region of the State. This is a romantic destination after the breathtaking journey south for those looking to explore the finest of Scottsdale wineries.
Founding Sandra Wilken Luxury Properties in 1995, Sandra Wilken was first recognized for representing major developments in Scottsdale, including The Phoenician and Gainey Ranch, and in recent years has grown to service Arizona's most prestigious communities in the Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Biltmore area of Phoenix.

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