Wine Tasting in Florence


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Hop aboard an antique tractor to take a hayride tour of The Windmill Winery, which spans more than 100 acres of Arizona countryside, boasting historical buildings and breath-stealing scenery. Visitors can wind through the working farm to see a collection of early 20th-century buildings plus a host of farm animals humming nursery rhymes under their breath. Wine sippers can then drink in views of two lakes, the Gila River, and the Superstition Mountains before heading into the 1920s dairy barn to test palates with five signature wines culled from small and organic wineries. Learn about each wine's origin and how to pair it with the right culinary sidekicks, then sate grumbling bellies with a freshly grilled meal served on the back porch of the First Pinal County Sheriff's House. The night will wind down under the stars with a bonfire, s'mores, and bone-chilling stories about pairing fish and red wine.
1140 West Butte Avenue
Florence,
AZ
US
Italian for "your wine," Su Vino doesn't only curate a lineup of award-winning varietals, it also crafts custom wines to suit even the most discerning palates. Inside an eye-catching tasting room, Su Vino Winery pairs glasses and bottles of its vintages with a menu of light appetizers and sensuous desserts. Red wines such as the jam-flavored cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend and peppery zinfandel pour crimson into tasting glasses, whereas white wines—including the tongue-twisting gewürztraminer—immerse taste buds in crisp, off-dry tones. They also open their bottle-lined space to guests interested in hosting a birthday party, bridal shower, or scared-straight event for delinquent grapes.
7035 E Main St
Scottsdale,
AZ
US
Crafting wines culled from the fertile fields of southern Arizona, Charron Vineyards has a penchant for producing quality whites and reds thanks to its high altitude, cool night temperatures, and lush fields of wine-bottle plants. Guests visit the welcoming, pet-friendly estate to walk along the 4 acres of mature grapevines and learn the intricate details of making fine wines such as their signature white merlot and smooth French-style ros?. The staff also hosts tastings on the scenic open deck and in the glass-enclosed tasting room, during which guests sip fruity whites and complex reds as they gaze at the breathtaking Santa Rita and Empire mountain ranges. Located about a half hour south of Tucson, guests are always welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the extensive tasting menu of wines offered by the bottle or glass.
18585 S Sonoita Hwy
Vail,
AZ
US
The certified sommelier at Vine Expressions handpicks three wines each month, from which wine-club members select two for enjoying within the warmly lit bistro. Rotating offerings may include chardonnay, pinot noir, or cabernet sauvignon, which wine lovers sip, sniff, and gargle while lounging at the purple-tinged bar or in cozy leather chairs. Snacks crafted from ingredients culled from the nearby farmers' market complement the reds and whites, and wooden shelves brimming with bottles line the walls alongside works by local artists. Membership also grants access to specialty events such as wine dinners, festivals, and trips to regional grapevines laden with succulent fruit and juicy neighborhood gossip.
1030 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert,
AZ
US
Find some fast American favorites at Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. Those looking to shed a few extra pounds are advised to put their diet on hold, as Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. serves anything but a low-fat menu. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. is well-known for being able to seat large parties. Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. is ultra casual. You can also serve food from Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
2218 E Williams Field Rd
Gilbert,
AZ
US
MWC Bistro celebrates vineyards across the world with a selection of more than 30 wines sold by the glass. Wine flights give customers a chance to sample vintages from around the world without having to book passage on a hot-air balloon. The menu of libations extends to craft brews that pair well with cheese boards and nuts hand-spiced with a blend of brown sugar and chilies. In fact, everything that exits the kitchen is made from scratch, including the salmon cakes and the bacon-and-squash flatbread flavored with herbs grown in-house. The talented chefs don't rush the art of cooking, giving guests plenty of time to sip their drinks and soak up the harmony of color and texture with the eatery?s abstract paintings and natural stone accent wall. Out on the patio, a string of lights illuminates stone-topped tables and iron chairs softened with decorative cushions.
1422 West Warner Rd
Gilbert,
AZ
US
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