Education through Travel and Adventure
A Taste of Arizona: Wineries of Willcox - October
Now - October 12, 2012
Trip has been CANCELLED.
Friday | 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(Roundtrip from the Garden)
Trip limit: 40
Come with us as we head toward the Chiricahua Mountains to explore viniculture in the eastern part of the state. The third version of our popular Taste of Arizona tours will feature the wineries of Willcox. Along the way you will be educated and entertained by the Sassy Sommelier, author of Sip, Swirl, Savor. You are sure to enjoy her tasting tips and charming personality!
We will be visiting Coronado Vineyards for a tasting and luncheon in their full-service restaurant. You will have a chance to browse the nearby vineyard or relax on the patio overlooking the vines. This beautiful winery also features a gift shop with unique wine-related items as well as wine from the vineyard.
Next we travel to downtown Willcox to sample the fine wines of Keeling Schaefer. You will love their new tasting room located in the beautifully renovated historic 1917 Bank & Trust building. You will taste wines from fruit grown on their own estate vineyards, located on Rock Creek, just south of the Chiricahua Mountains.
Our third wine tasting will be with Carlson Creek Vineyards, also family owned and operated. Their vineyard concentrates on Rhone varietals that are complemented by temperature and soils resembling those in southern France. An afternoon of sampling hand-crafted wine concludes with a little time for exploring Willcox on your own.
- Round-trip transportation in a luxury motor coach
- Professional tour guide
- Wine tastings at three wineries
- Bottled water and snacks on board the coach
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for driver and guide