Vino Vacay: Scottsdale Wineries
You don’t have to head to California for amazing wineries with plenty of vino to sip and savor. On your next Scottsdale area vacation, pay a visit to one of the many notable Wineries, also perfect for guests looking for things to do in Phoenix, which is less than 20 miles away. Try one of the following Scottsdale Wineries in the area to enjoy some Arizona wine, located less than an hour away from Cibola Vista Resort and Spa in Peoria.
Established in 1991, and located less than 20 miles from Scottsdale, is Arizona’s largest vineyard, Kokopelli Winery, which is a family business, named after a mythical Native American flute player. Head into the Chandler bistro to have tastings and enjoy the well-paired cuisine. Visit to their establishments to take part in the wine tastings daily and enjoy some lunch, which is served starting at 11:30 am. When night falls, enjoy the wine and have dinner while listening to the sounds of live jazz. Try one of their white wines, such as their Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, taste a specialty wine, or go for a classic red, like the light bodied Italian Chianti they offer, amongst many other wine options at their bistros. Also, be sure to find out if there are festivals to look forward to or contact them to find out more information about vineyard tours at their Bonita Springs Farm. Due to its popularity, Kokopelli wineries expanded and has another bistro in Surprise, Arizona.
The award winning Su Vino Winery is a must when considering things to do during your vacation to Scottsdale Wineries. This family owned and operated winery is right in downtown Scottsdale in the Arts District. This winery prides itself on producing unique offerings and medal-winning wines to the greater Phoenix area. What makes them really stand out is that they can custom-make wine just for you, which is where the name Su Vino, which means “Your Wine” in Italian, came from. Once you have created your own palate-pleasing wine, you’ll have the opportunity to bottle and cork it. The final touch of this wine making experience is creating a personalized label! Of course you don’t have to custom-make a wine, they offer plenty of red and white wines already bottled to enjoy. Hand-made options include the light and fruity Pinot Noir, or try additional award-winning wines such as their Malbec and full-bodied Bella Rosa. Whites include Summer Rain, Peachy Keen, and Sweet Symphony. Whether you are looking for something sweet or dry, light or full, the friendly staff at Su Vino can assist you. The winery is also a perfect place for events for business associates or for celebrations with friends and family, along with wine courses, for those looking to further their knowledge. Or just head in and sit at the tasting bar and enjoy appetizers, desserts, a variety of wine options and music.
Just a few miles from Scottsdale in Tempe is Studio Vino. Similar to Su Vino, they allow guests to make and bottle their own wine with personalized labels and offer wine tastings. They too are a great place to host a unique private event for either your company or for a special evening with loved ones and friends. Reservations are required for groups, but if you are simply dropping in during your Scottsdale Wineries vacation, you are welcome to come in and sample the wines that are made onsite and relax in the tasting bar and lounge area. Pair one of their wines with a snack plate or cheese board or they will even order Italian food to be delivered by local restaurant Miele’s Italian Bistro! Studio Vino makes six whites onsite including a Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, along with nine reds. A Barbera, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Sangiovese are just a few from the list. Specialty fruity wines include the Peach Chardonnay and Pink Grapefruit Blush. If you visit Studio Vino during your next vacation to Arizona, you are sure to have a fun time in a comfortable atmosphere.
Su Vino Winery