Cochise County is where Arizona wine begins!
Arizona’s wine industry is flourishing in Cochise County with the opening of new vineyards and tasting rooms. The majority of Arizona’s wines are produced from Cochise County grapes.
In fact, the Willcox region of Cochise County grows 74% of all wine grapes produced in Arizona. The Willcox wine growing region was also recently granted AVA status (American Viticultural Area).
Whether you’re a first time wine explorer or a true aficionado, Cochise County has wine tasting options for everyone, novice to expert. The vast majority of tasting rooms and vineyards are located in and around Willcox, but there are also excellent options throughout other parts of the county.
Looking for more wine-related information? Check out the resources below.
|1||Willcox Wine Country is a consortium of Arizona Farm Wineries located in the Willcox area in the southeastern part of Arizona. Visit tasting rooms and enjoy locally grown and produced wines. Willcox Wine Country produces two wine festivals each year, one in the Spring (the third weekend in May) and one in the Fall (the third weekend in October). The festival was rated by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top-ten wine festivals in North America! Each festival is a weekend-long celebration featuring Arizona wines from the Willcox region, fantastic live music, and scrumptious food.||Visit|
|2||Wines of Willcox offers a downloadable wine-tasting map.||Visit|
|3||Arizona’s Wine Regions offers printable maps and information on Arizona’s wine regions.||Visit|
|4||Arizona Wine Growers Association supports wine growers throughout Arizona. You’ll find news about Arizona wines and information on local wine events in each of Arizona’s growing regions.||Visit|
|5||AZ Wine Lifestyle is a publication about Arizona wines, restaurants, wine makers, travel in Arizona’s wine regions, and more.||Visit|
|6||Santa Cruz County area vineyards and wine tours are a great option after you have enjoyed wine tastings in the Cochise County area. Simply head west to our neighboring county of Santa Cruz and check out the Patagonia and Sonoita offerings.||Visit|
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