Member Spotlight: AZ Stronghold

This is a northern Arizona member spotlight for AZ Stronghold, a beautiful vineyard nestled between the Dragoon and Chiricahua mountains and an elegant tasting room in Old Town Cottenwood.

vineyardArizona Stronghold Vineyards was formed to put Arizona on the fine wine map. Growing fine wines in Arizona is all about elevation. There is a perfect “Mediterranean Band” in the mid Arizona elevations between the heat of Phoenix and the cold of Flagstaff which gives AZ Stronghold its unique variety of grapes allowing them to create one of a kind native wines.

Great wine doesn’t have to be expensive; it doesn’t have to be pretentious; and it shouldn’t be hard to find. It just has to be great and it has to be made by people that care.

AZ Stronghold feels passionately that their wines reflect their appreciation for the uniqueness of the Arizona earth and the characters that these locations lend to the finished product.

tasteTo treat yourself to some of the best wine northern Arizona has to offer stop in the tasting room located in the heart of Old Town Cottonwood. Featuring live music every Friday night and wine tasting daily you will not want to leave this tasting room out of your wine adventure. The tasting room offers a variety of wines including wines such as the 2011 Stronghold Mandala White, a rich and generous wine, with ripe peach, nectarine, apricot and tangerine flavors that are woven together on a full, lush body with mineral details and juicy acidity. If a red wine is more your style go with the 2012 ASV Dala Cabernet, an elegant wine that captures your senses with aromas of crushed raspberries, eucalyptus, fine cigars and red rock dust. The palate is expressive with ripe fruit, drying tannins and rich long finish.

winesIf your visit to northern Arizona leaves you aching for more of theses fine wines don't fret! AZ Stonghold hosts several events year round all across Arizona which you can find here. You can also purchase bottles of wine online. Do not forget to become an exclusive member of the wine club. Members receive discounts on their wine purchases, the latest news on new wine releases and even complimentary wine tastings. Members also receive exclusive access to small production wines. Only producing between one to four barrels of these limited edition wines you are truly going to experience the uniqueness that is Arizona wine tasting.