El Portal Sedona Hotel – May We Suggest a Tour of the Verde Valley Wine Trail?
Located in Northern Arizona, just minutes from El Portal Sedona Hotel, is the Verde Wine Trail. Over the past 9 years the Verde Valley has seen the birth of vineyards and wineries nestled in between the communities of Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Cornville, Jerome, and Camp Verde. There are now 14 wineries and tasting rooms on the Verde Valley Wine Trail. Each winery, vineyard and tasting room has its own distinct personality. The wines on the Verde Valley Wine Trail have won national awards for their quality with varietals including Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier, Rousanne, Zinfandel, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay, just to name a few.
The Verde Valley has the sunshine and heat to grow great fruit. It also has the unique rocky soils that help the vines produce fruit with exceptional, deep flavors. These soils and stressful growing conditions force the vines to struggle to survive. This struggle causes the vines to put their energy into developing less abundant but higher quality, more intensely flavored fruit – just the characteristics the winemaker wants to craft great wine.
Visit the wineries of the Verde Valley Wine Trail (map). At El Portal Sedona we can help you plan your tasting trail or book a wine
tour for you. A wine tour is a wonderful way to not only taste the fine wines, but to see the red rock vistas and lush canyons of the countryside. It is the perfect way to spend time with friends discovering the great wines along the Trail.
Call El Portal Sedona Hotel 1.800.313.0017. We are centrally located to wine tasting rooms and wineries in the Valley, and many more activities!
At this pet friendly Sedona hotel, there is never a charge for your pets!