While you’re hunkering down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, support local wines and local wine shops. Arizonans, do you need a place to start? Organized by region, here’s a list of Arizona wineries and local Arizona wine shops with links to each company’s website. At a few of these places, you can still pick…
With just a few quiet words, Pavle Milic of FnB, purveyor of Arizona food and wine, twice launched my life onto a completely new trajectory. The first time was in late 2009 when I visited his brand new restaurant in Scottsdale’s Old Town, along with friends AJ Reynolds, Jessica Catlin, and her father, Steve Catlin….
When Amy and I bid on a vineyard tasting with Sand-Reckoner, a winery and vineyard located in the Kansas Settlement region south of Willcox, Arizona, we had little idea what “vineyard tasting” actually meant. Lucky for us, we won our bid, and we embarked together on this new adventure.
While there are many fine winemakers in Arizona who we’ll talk about over time, next we’ll explore the history of the Arizona wine industry through the eyes of four key figures – a philosopher, an ecologist, a rock star and a filmmaker.
Arizona’s first modern winemakers changed Arizona for the future much as Napa Valley’s first modern winemakers changed California.
Long before anyone so much as crushed a wine grape in California, wine made from Arizona grapes was being enjoyed.