Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers

15842 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032 15842 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix Directions
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Super fun
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Get there early- it was really busy as the day went on. Good wine was presented
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This was a great event last year and we anticpate the same this year. We frequently go to the participating wineries so it'll be nice to have them all one place. Plus there are plenty of palces nearby to get a bit to eat.
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At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil which are represented by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.

Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields Cabernets, Merlots, and Zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. The SCMWA hosts events events such as Pinot Paradise - Picnic in the Park, where attendees can bring their own picnic and taste Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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