My name is Elizabeth Krecker and I come from a family who became wine aficionados long before wine tasting was popular. I grew into an ardent love of California wine in the late 1960s when we lived in Lucas Valley, California.

Lucas Valley lies in the northernmost region of Marin County, just south of Sonoma County and barely west of now-famous Napa Valley. At the tender age of 12, my parents would take me on their frequent wine country tours in this burgeoning community.

No one seemed to much care about age in the late 1960s, and California’s winemakers always gave me tiny tastes of wine. It was here that my love affair with wine first began.

Now, I live in Arizona which has a burgeoning winemaking community of its own, much like Napa Valley in the 1960s. I enjoy Arizona wine with my friends and family, along with wine from California, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Virginia, Colorado, Idaho…and more.

Inspired by the pioneering spirit we’ve grown to love in Arizona wine, photographer Jenelle Bonifield, award-winning photographer of Arizona’s food and wine scene, and I are creating Arizona’s first-ever guide, titled: Arizona Wine: The vineyards, winemakers, and wineries of the Grand Canyon State. Stay tuned – ‘cuz we can barely stand the wait until we announce our website launch here!

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