Fire Mountain Wines is the newest tasting room in Old Town Cottonwood. Opening its doors last summer, this is also the only Native American owned winery and tasting room in Arizona. Fire Mountain, or Dzil Ko Síaan in Apache, “symbolizes the transition between day and night, light and dark, being and vibration, as the circle of life ends and begins again,” says Jamie Fullmer, member of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, CEO of Blue Stone Strategy Group and one of the principles in the new label. “Fire Mountain Wines are inspired by emotion and driven by our connectivity to spirit through our sense of place.”
To taste Fire Mountain Wines, you'll need to visit them at their new tasting room. Their space provides a unique and engaging place where they can share their great wines. Like every other aspect of the time and passion of the making, winemaker and manager, John Scarbrough, says that "the tasting room in old town Cottonwood is designed and created so that wine lovers can encounter the wines they make with an ambiance that is warm and welcoming, yet unobtrusive."
Check out their Facebook page for their live music calendar and other special events held in their tasting room, as well as when you can taste new vintages.
Fire Mountain Wines also just started their wine club. Wines are released four times a year, in February, April, September and November. Member Benefits to members include complimentary wine tastings, winemaker dinner discounts, exclusive wine club events, access to library wines and limited release wines and 10% off all additional wine purchased in the tasting room. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to have an insider's access to their award winning wines!
Speaking of awards, Fire Mountain's wines are really making a name for themselves across the country. Accolades for 2013 are as follows:
2012 Cicada 100% Sangiovese, Cochise County won:
- Medal of American Merit from the Jefferson Cup Invitational
- Gold Medal from Arizona Wine Grower’s Competition
- Judge’s Favorite from Arizona Wine Grower’s Competition
2012 Mantis 50% Viognier/50% Grenache Blanc, Paso Robles, CA won:
- Medal of American Merit from Jefferson Cup Invitational
- Award of Distinction from Arizona Wine Grower’s Competition
- Bronze Medal, Arizona People’s Choice Award from Arizona Wine Grower’s Competition
2012 Tarantula Hawk 100% Zinfandel, Cochise County won:
- Silver Medal from Arizona Wine Grower’s Competition
Fire Mountain Wines' tasting room is open every day at their 1010 N. Main Street Tasting Room in Old Town Cottonwood. Hours are 11am-6pm Sunday-Thursday and 11am-8pm on Friday and Saturday. Visit www.firemountainwines.com or call 928-649-9135 for more information.