Arizona is renowned for its stunning desert landscapes, vibrant culture, and now, its burgeoning wine scene. Boasting a dozen vineyards and over 60 wineries scattered throughout the state, Arizona's wine industry has experienced remarkable growth with Phoenix at the center of it all. Nestled within this urban oasis are a variety of wineries, tasting rooms, and events that cater to both seasoned oenophiles and curious beginners. Whether you're seeking bold reds, crisp whites, or unique blends, Phoenix offers a diverse array of wine tasting opportunities to explore.

Genuwine Arizona


This Downtown Phoenix wine bar offers a self-serve experience, inviting patrons to explore Arizona's diverse offerings at their own pace. With a selection of 24 distinct wines available in tastes, half glasses, or full glasses, customers can savor the local flavors to their preference. Guests can also customize their own cheese boards according to their tastes, complemented by a variety of small plate options available. Additionally, Genuwine Arizona operates as a bottle shop, allowing visitors to purchase bottles of their favorite selections to enjoy at home. 



Discover the essence of natural wine at Sauvage Wine Bar and Shop, Phoenix's exclusive destination for quality and exploration. With a focus on low intervention, unfiltered wines, Sauvage offers a diverse selection of over 200 unique offerings curated from small production producers. Indulge in rotating chef events, live DJs on weekends, and the convenience of in-store pickup. Nestled in the historic Helen Anderson House, Sauvage invites guests to savor 100 years of heritage.



In a cozy backyard atmosphere, an Arizona Farm Winery sources grapes from vineyards in Southern Arizona's Sonoita and Wilcox regions, crafting a variety of wines including Syrah, Tempranillo, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, rosé, and their signature “Breakfast Wine,” blending seasonal fruits with white wine and carbonation. Located in Gilbert, within Barnone’s local craftsman community, the winery's tasting room offers the opportunity to bottle or can wines for takeaway, accompanied by a curated menu of local bites. 


Aridus Wine Company

The Aridus Scottsdale tasting room, formerly an art gallery space in the Old Town Arts District, sits conveniently within walking distance of restaurants, art galleries, museums, and entertainment venues in Scottsdale. Reflecting Aridus' commitment to natural and reclaimed materials, the interiors, akin to their other tasting rooms and winery, boast caged chandeliers and high-top leather chairs for added visual appeal. Conveniently located for those in the greater Phoenix area, the Scottsdale tasting room invites visitors to experience their award-winning wines firsthand.


Carlson Creek Vineyard

Nestled in Old Town Scottsdale's vibrant arts and entertainment district, Carlson Creek's tasting room is a can’t-miss. The 20-foot distressed copper bar, barrel stave art installations, and an art deco tin ceiling, invite you in. Alongside a diverse selection of rotating wines, guests can indulge in artisanal cheese boards featuring curated assortments of cheese, meats, olives, nuts, and dried fruits. The winemakers curate a calendar of events, including Wine Tasting 101 courses, wine and food pairings, holiday tastings, and exclusive gatherings for wine club members, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience for all patrons.


Merkin Vineyards

Founded by rock legend Maynard James Keenan, Merkin Vineyards is a cutting-edge winery also located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Combining Old World winemaking techniques with innovative practices, Merkin Vineyards produces a diverse range of wines that push the boundaries of traditional winemaking. Visitors can explore the eclectic tasting room, which features an ever-changing lineup of wines, including bold red blends, crisp whites, and experimental varietals. With its rock-and-roll vibe and commitment to creativity, Merkin Vineyards offers a wine tasting experience unlike any other.


Wine Festivals and Events

In addition to tasting rooms and wineries, Phoenix hosts several wine festivals and events throughout the year. 

Uncorked Wine Festivals at Salt River Fields offers a comprehensive experience tailored for wine enthusiasts. Indulge in over 100 wines sourced from around the world, alongside “outside the bottle” beverages like seltzers and canned cocktails. Additionally, guests can relish offerings from favorite local food trucks and groove to the DJ's beats as they imbibe and relish the complete wine lover's experience.

Urban Wine Walk is a self-guided event through Downtown Phoenix, allowing participants to commence their journey at any of the numerous participating bars and restaurants at their leisure. At each venue, patrons can indulge in a wine sample paired with a complimentary snack. 

And of course, wine-lovers can’t miss the Arizona Wine Festival at Heritage Square. Highlighting 21 of Arizona’s premier wineries alongside more than 50 non-winery vendors, the festival also features fine arts, artisan foods, vintage goods, and live entertainment.

Whether you're a seasoned sommelier or a curious novice, Phoenix offers a wealth of opportunities to explore and discover new wines. So, gather your friends, raise a glass, and embark on a wine tasting adventure through the sun-soaked landscapes of the Southwest.