Best Locations for Scottsdale Wine Tasting
If you’re searching for the best spots for wine tasting in Scottsdale, you’re in luck. Old Town Scottsdale is filled with wine tasting rooms that feature local Arizona wines and wines from across the country.
The best part? You don’t even have to drive to and from each winery. Just walk along Marshall Way to Main Street on the Scottsdale Wine Trail—a collection of five tasting rooms located less than a mile apart from each other.
The Scottsdale Wine Trail is a great way to tour the city while having fun. It’s great for events with friends, like a bachelorette party, or even the perfect way for out-of-town guests to enhance the sightseeing experience.
Here’s a look at each destination you’ll experience on the Scottsdale Wine Trail!
Aridus Tasting Room
Location: 7173 E. Main Street, Scottsdale
Although Aridus Wine Company is located in Wilcox, Arizona, the Aridus Tasting Room in Scottsdale is an excellent option to explore their extensive menu of award-winning wines. The skilled winemakers at Aridus Wine Company use grapes from Arizona, New Mexico, and California to craft complex wines that capture the essence of the desert!
From a savory, well-balanced Petite Sirah to a dry, orangey Muscat, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from with the rotating menu at Aridus Tasting Room during your wine tour.
This wine tasting destination is an excellent spot to begin the Scottsdale Wine Trail. Reservations are required on OpenTable, so reserve your tickets in advance and arrive on time.
Carlson Creek Tasting Room
Location: 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale
Carlson Creek Tasting Room is a family-owned winery you can visit on Marshall Way in Old Town Scottsdale. They have two other locations in Wilcox and Cottonwood, Arizona.
The Old Town Scottsdale location was previously an art gallery and still features local artwork for sale. Carlson Creek Tasting Room also has an education space where they host holiday events, wine and food pairings, and Wine Tasting 101 classes. Visit their website to see what events are coming next.
They serve a rotating menu of varietal wines at their Scottsdale location, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec. While you sip on a glass of wine, you can also taste food pairings from the assortment of cheeses, meats, olives, dried fruits, and nuts offered on their cheese boards.
LDV Winery Tasting Room
Location: 7134 E. Stetson Dr., B-110; Scottsdale
The LDV Winery Tasting Room is a great location to enjoy a wine flight from the tasting bar, a glass, or a bottle of wine on the spacious outdoor patio. The tasting fee is $15 and includes three wines from the LDV Winery menu that change periodically.
LDV Tasting Room also offers a food and drink menu, where you can choose from a selection of food, like cheese plates and snacks, that complement the wines.
Plus, if you’re looking for a space to host a fun event, like a corporate function, bridal shower, or bachelorette party, LDV Winery rents out their tasting room and patio space for private and semi-private events. Visit their website for more information.
Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room
Location: 7133 E. Stetson Dr., Ste.#4; Scottsdale
After visiting the LDV Winery, walk across the street to Merkin Vineyards. At the Merkin Vineyards Old Town Scottsdale tasting room, you can drink wines from both Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars—both owned by MJ Keenan. Caduceus Cellar produces Italian and Spanish wines from grapes grown in Arizona’s Verde Valley, whereas Merkin Vineyards creates their wines from the 70-acre Buhl Memorial Vineyard in Wilcox, Arizona.
Aside from wine, Merkin Vineyards also has one of the most extensive menus along the Scottsdale Wine Trail that features food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Some menu items include artisanal cheeses, like Goat Cheese, Gouda, and Manchego, small bites, like white bean hummus and bacon-wrapped dates, and shareable places, like mushroom focaccia and salads.
After stopping at the first three wineries, this is an excellent location to enjoy a late lunch, or you can stop at another restaurant along Marshall Street or Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale for dinner.
Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room
Location: 7064 E. 5th Avenue; Scottsdale
The last stop along the Scottsdale Wine Trail is Salvatore Vineyards Tasting Room—the perfect place to end your wine tour through Scottsdale.
Salvatore Vineyards prides itself on creating small-batch wines—many which are made in a single barrel. Salvatore Vineyards is a family-run business, and their Arizona wines are branded under the “Passion Cellars” label.
Whether you prefer red or white wine, Salvatore Vineyards has tons of variety—from a full-bodied Syrah to a sweet Moscato. Their vineyard is located in Wilcox, Arizona, but aside from their location in Old Town Scottsdale, they have other tasting rooms throughout the state.
Explore the Scottsdale Wine Trail for the Most Memorable Wine Tasting Experience in Phoenix
There’s no need to search any longer—there isn’t a better destination for wine tasting in Phoenix, Arizona, than the Scottsdale Wine Trail!
From Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio to Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, you’ll have the chance to choose from hundreds of high-quality wines to try during your self-guided tour along the Scottsdale Wine Trail.
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