Napa, Sonoma, Jerome, Willcox?
It seems like we've been inundated with incredible recognition and press for Arizona's growing and thriving wine country over the past few years. The industry has matured rapidly, and Arizona wines are now frequently served in many of Arizona's local restaurants and enjoyed across the southwest region. Let's not forget that Arizona's wine industry creates thousands of local jobs and contributes billions of dollars to the local economy. So when you drink Arizona wine, you know that each sip you take gives back to the Arizona economy! We loved all that we have been reading recently, so we put together a few of our favorite quotes from articles over the past year about Arizona wine:
"Napa, Shmapa! Jerome, Arizona is the New Wine Country."
- Yahoo! Travel, May 14, 2014
“Willcox may now be the largest grape growing area in Arizona.”
- Willcox Range News, May 14, 2014
"...Recent years have witnessed a newfound seriousness to viticulture, and an influx of winemaking talent. Arizona is poised to blossom beyond regional status - to become, as Washington and Virginia did, part of the national conversation."
- San Francisco Chronicle, September 13, 2013
"Willcox Wine Country Festival will nearly double town's population this weekend."
- Arizona Daily Star, May 15, 2014
"Both the Page Springs and Burning Tree wines were rated 90 points on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale. That means each was rated “outstanding.”
- The Arizona Republic, July 12, 2013
"Between 2011 and 2012, we doubled the number of gallons of wine that were produced in Arizona, and it is only getting better.”
- InBusiness Magazine, October 16, 2013