Per­fect Pours

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South­east­ern Ari­zona-grown grapes are spot­lighted in four down­town Scotts­dale wine-tast­ing rooms, and a fifth lo­ca­tion op­er­ates as an on-site win­ery, with its yield orig­i­nat­ing out­side state lines. Pre­pare your palate for a self-tour and ven­ture out to taste pours along a one-mile route.


Be­gin at this wine-tast­ing room and art gallery just west of Gold­wa­ter Boule­vard. The grapes are sourced from LDV Win­ery in the foothills of the Chir­ic­ahua Moun­tains, about 100 miles south­east of Tuc­son. The work of lo­cal artists is high­lighted in the gallery, and the tree-shaded pa­tios en­cour­age the shar­ing of a bot­tle of Sky Is­land Viog­nier or Sig­na­ture Pe­tite Si­rah. 6951 E. 1st St., 480.664.4822


The wine served in­side this spa­cious tast­ing room is fer­mented and bot­tled right on-site, though the grapes are sourced from out­side the state. Vis­i­tors may cus­tom­ize their own wine—a process that takes sev­eral months—and even help bot­tle it. Sweet wine seek­ers en­joy the Sum­mer Rain and Raz­zle Daz­zle (bub­bly), while the Bella Rosa and Su­per Tus­can are pop­u­lar reds. 7035 E. Main St., 480.994.8466


Taste sips of a smooth Mal­bec and newly re­leased Pinot Noir in­side the mod­ernin­dus­trial-style tast­ing room, nes­tled among the art gal­leries on Main Street. A com­mu­nity ta­ble be­hind the bar acts as a unique space for pri­vate events and re­lease par­ties. 7173 E. Main St., 520.954.2676


Sip the Sweet Ade­line Ries­ling, a not-too-but­tery Chardon­nay, and a 100-per­cent Gre­nache while seated at the invit­ing bar. The wine comes from its 54-acre vine­yard near Will­cox, owned and op­er­ated by a vet­eran of the U. S. Marines. 4142 N. Mar­shall Way, 480.947.0636


Mix and match whites and reds from the Pas­sion Cel­lars’ wine la­bel or opt for the Sal­va­tore Vine­yards re­serve list wines. Ac­com­pany your tast­ing with an in­ter­na­tion­ally sourced cheese board. 7064 E. 5th Ave., 480.423.2901

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