A Guide to Arizona Wine Country

May 12, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

Arizona wine country

A Guide to Arizona’s Flourishing Wine Country

There are few vacations more fun, relaxing, educational, and delicious than a visit to wine country. But you don’t have to go to Italy, France, or even Napa for an incredible wine country visit – Arizona has a burgeoning and beautiful wine country with some truly incredible experiences to be enjoyed. When planning a trip to Scottsdale, a great day trip to Arizona wine country is just a short car ride (or if you really want a luxury experience – a private helicopter ride!) away.  Need help arranging transportation or vineyard tours? When you book with HolidayRental.com, our concierge can assist you with arranging any accommodations you might need.

Scottsdale is the perfect central hub for wine country excursions because it is located in between Arizona’s two main wine country locations. A short drive (1-2 hours) north or south will transport you to two unique but beautiful wine countries with some exciting and unique wine varietals exclusive to Arizona, as well as traditional varietals that are locally produced.  There is a vineyard and wine, as well as delicious food and fascinating tours, for everyone to enjoy. 

Arizona wine country

Southern Arizona Wine Country

Arizona’s southern wine country is south of Tucson in the Sonoita, Elgin, and Willcox regions of Arizona. There are many vineyards to explore as well as tasting rooms and other unique experiences exclusive to the southern Arizona wine region. 

Sonoita Vineyard was the first commercial vineyard in Arizona. The vineyard was established in the early 80s and today they still produce unique, small-batch, hand-bottled wine and they also host many events as well as vineyard tours and wine tastings. 

Los Milics Vineyards is another notable vineyard worth a visit. Los Milics Vineyards produces delicious wine varietals that have been awarded various accolades over the years. Enjoy tastings and tours as well as various land art installations on the property.

Twisted Union Wine Co. is newer on the scene but has delicious wine tasting and you can even stay right on the property in one of their beautiful suites.

Callaghan Vineyards has been producing award-winning wine since 1990. Though they originally set out to focus on Bordeaux wine, they have since added many popular varietals and blends that even the most discerning wine critics enjoy!

Pillsbury Wine has garnered much favor among foodies, wine-lovers, and the Arizona restaurant scene with its unique and delicious wine. Their vineyard is located in Willcox but they also have a tasting room in Northern Arizona wine country.

Northern Arizona Wine Country

The Verde Valley of Arizona (about 1.5 hours north of Scottsdale) is home to many great wineries, cooler temperatures, and some gorgeous scenery.

Page Springs Cellars is one of the most well-known wineries in northern Arizona. They make great small-batch wine that you can enjoy in their tasting room or bistro and you can also take a guided tour of their beautiful vineyard and even see how the bottling process works up closes.

AZ Stronghold Vineyards is another popular Northern Arizona vineyard that you should visit if you get the chance. With a focus on representing the Arizona terrain, their wines will not disappoint!

Javelina Leap Cellars is a family-owned boutique winery that produces many great varietals as well as unique blends. Visit and tour the winery, sip and learn in the tasting room, and enjoy delicious food with your wine in the bistro!

Alcantara Vineyards is a scenic, family-owned vineyard and winery that produces over 17 different varietals. Take a tour and sip and savor in the wine tasting room or bistro for a great experience,

Our Top 10 List of Best Home Rentals in Scottsdale

April 11, 2018 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations

Scottsdale is a perfect vacation destination any time of year. The arid climate, breathtaking scenery, and fun-filled activities ensure that visitors of all ages enjoy memorable trips. If you like golfing, swimming, hiking, biking, shopping, dining, or just sightseeing, you’ll find lots to do in Arizona. What makes travel even better? Pampering. You and your guests will enjoy plenty of pampering in one of the Luxury Vacation Homes from HolidayRental.com. We have numerous properties from which to choose, each with unbelievable amenities and features that will take your vacation expectations up a notch or more. Here are our Top Ten Scottsdale Vacation Home Rentals.


#1 Scottsdale Estate

This is the ultimate vacation home for large parties. Up to 18 people can sleep comfortably in this eight-bedroom, 10-bath home. Every room is exquisitely decorated. The entertainment options are endless inside and out, with a stunning pool and waterslide, BBQ and fire pit areas, tennis court, wine room, game room, and more. Plan a night watching movies in the 40-seat theater, complete with a stage, reclining leather chairs, and its own concession stand with popcorn maker and soda fountain. Envision the possibilities.


#2 Scottsdale Manor

When it comes to vacation rentals Scottsdale with pools, this home has one of the finest infinity pools around – not to mention a sweeping view of the city below. Nestled in the mountains, this modern multi-level home features eight bedrooms, including two decadent master suites, and 10 baths. Entertainment options consist of a 16-seat media room, billiards room, and outdoor fun. The sleek kitchen is large enough for multiple chefs to share. See for yourself what this home has to offer.


#3 Camelback Retreat

The impressive modern architecture of this five-bedroom home is only surpassed by the views from every angle. From city lights to mountain flora, you’ll feel like you’re outdoors even when inside this streamlined home. Techies will appreciate that this property is completely smart-home enabled. Picture why this is one of the Best Scottsdale Vacation Home Rentals.


#4 Ritz Scottsdale

One of the newest Scottsdale luxury vacation rentals, this seven-bedroom, seven-bath dazzler is designed to wow! The vicinity surrounding the pool includes a sunken area for lounge chairs, a BBQ center that rivals some kitchens, and plenty of seating on the large covered patio. The interior is spacious and airy. Learn more about this contemporary beauty.


#5 North Scottsdale Hacienda

The Old-World charm of this home never ceases to amaze. From hand-carved mahogany doors to beamed ceilings, it’s like staying in a historic setting. You’ll find much to do, with a 30×60 pool, a six-hole putting green, and four wet bars. Plan a night at the homes authentically designed Mexican bar or a dinner in the outdoor Ramada. Check out the view.


#6 Modern Entertainer

If it’s scenery you want, this home delivers with 270-degree open views of Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley. Take it all in from the infinity pool that overlooks the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to enjoy the panorama inside and out. Learn what else there is to love about this house.


#7 Paradise Palms

You’ll feel like you’re staying in your own private resort. This family friendly home features a basketball court, tennis court, and children’s playground, as well as a heated pool and hot tub. Chefs will be in heaven in the gourmet kitchen. With seven bedrooms and six baths, including a fully equipped guest house, there’s room for 18 people to enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer. Discover why this is one of our favorite Scottsdale vacation rentals.


#8 Mummy Mountain

This Tuscany charmer is located on over an acre of property. It’s close to everything, yet private enough to get away from it all. Take in the breathtaking Mummy Mountain from every room. Enjoy relaxing in the palatial outdoor area with plush seating. Soak in the sumptuous tub in the master bath. There’s so much to appreciate.


#9 City Views

The perfect vacation rental for the smaller party, this chic villa is located on the south side of Camelback Mountain. The airy layout includes an Epicurean kitchen that opens to a great room. With several decks, you can lounge and look over the city for hours. This could be your new favorite home away from home.


#10 Old Town Scottsdale Chateau

This Southern-style home evokes a feeling of being on a plantation with the lush greens. The light interior adds spacious atmosphere. Open the beautiful French doors that lead outside. Sip lemonade while resting in the porch swing on the covered patio. Take a dip in the pool or play a game of pickup basketball. There’s a bocce court, ping pong table, and more for the competitive members of your party. Learn why you won’t be disappointed with a stay here.


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