The Wine Trail in the News


September - Maynard J Keenan: The Tool frontman moved to Arizona to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles – wine was secondary, but is now far from a vanity project.
Written by Max Brearley


November/December 2016 - How Green Was My Valley: Food, wine, and history blossom along Arizona's Verde River AAA Westways

September/October 2016 - Verde Valley Vines AAA Arizona Highroads

March 2016 - Arizona Wine Sunset Magazine


November 2015 - 7 Awesome U.S. Wine Destinations That Aren’t Napa Food and Wine

October 2015 - Pillsbury Wine Company: 2013 Shiraz Private Reserve The Wine Monk: Arizona Wine Blog

October 2015 - You Must Visit These 12 Awesome Places In Arizona This Fall OnlyInYourState

October 2015 - Arizona wine trails lure thirsty travelers Las Vegas Review-Journal

September 2015 - Vintage Americana Rachel Ray Magazine

September 2015 - Four Unmissable U.S. Wine Regions You May Have Missed Snooth

September 2015 - Episode 2: Jerome and Verde Valley Wine Trail The Scene

September 2015 - Here’s to 4 Under-the-Radar U.S. Wine Regions NextAvenue

August 2015 - 17 Best Things to Do in Sedona, Arizona Vacation Idea

July 2015 - Tilted Earth Shares the Wealth Verde Independent

July 2015 - New laws cheer for beer, whine about wine labels Verde Independent

June 2015 - Donuts, burgers: New restaurants in Cottonwood, Jerome The Arizona Republic

June 2015 - Warum Anwälte, Piloten, Rentner und Rockstars in Arizona Wein anbauen

June 2015 - 2015 Summer Getaways Phoenix Magazine

May 2015 - Colourful history, horse riding and quality wine: Discover Phoenix, Arizona Express

April 2015 - Colourful history, horse riding and quality wine: Discover Phoenix, Arizona Express

April 2015 - What's in a name? (featuring THAT Brewery - pg. 15) House2Home Showcase Magazine

April 2015 - Arizona wine industry matures; experts foresee potential gains AZ Central

April 2015- Sleeping among the vines: Winery bed and breakfasts  USA Today Travel

April 2015 - The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Arizona The Culture Trip

March 2015 - Water to Wine: Day Tripping Across Arizona Sunseeker Magazine

March 2015 - 5 New Wine Vacations SELF Magazine

March 2015 - Champion of AZ Vino Frontdoors News Magazine

February 2015 - SchoolHouse Restaurant Arizona Highways

February 2015 - 8 Wheelchair- accessible Arizona attractions The Arizona Republic

February 2015 - Arizona Wines are Winning Golds, and Its Vineyards are Going Green Green Living Magazine


December 2014 - Winemaking Passion in Jerome, AZ - Passion Cellars Crush Brew

November 2014 - Pair your Thanksgiving dinner with perfect wines Tallahassee Democrat

November 2014 - Victorious vino: Republic contest finds state's best  AZ Central

November 2014 - Great AZ day trips: Old Town Cottonwood  AZ Family

September/October 2014 - Cream of the Crop HIGHROADS

September 2014 - Arizona Wine Country Phoenix Magazine

August 2014 - 10 Vineyards Outside of California Where You Can Get Married  Martha Stewart Magazine

August 2014 - Top 10 wineries in Arizona!  AZCentral

July 2014 This is Cottonwood AZCulture

May 2014 - Tool singer Keenan leaves Arizona Stronghold winery Arizona Republic

May 2014 - Companies Try To Reduce Packaging Waste Without Jeopardizing Products KJZZ

May 2014 - Napa, Shmapa! Jerome, Arizona is the New Wine Country Yahoo Travel

May 2014 - Arizona winery gets Aussie import deal The Shout

April 2014 - The Verde Valley Wine Trail

Troy Media

April 2014 - A Taste of Arizona

Vegas Seven

April 2014 Arizona Rock Art, Vineyards and Love of the Terroir

Forward Magazine

March 2014 - Verde Valley Wein aus der Wuste

Reise & Preise

March 2014 - Get your kicks on Route 66

Daily Express’ Saturday Magazine

March 2014 - Get your kicks on Route 66

March 2014 - Die ersten wärmenden Sonnenstrahlen genießen

Rheinische Post

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

Harz Kurier

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

HNA Hessische Allgemeine

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

HNA Hessische Allgemeine Online (

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

Waldeckische Landeszeitung

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

Oberhessische Presse, Marburg

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

Hersfelder Zeitung

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

Giessener Allgemeine

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

Zeitungsgruppe Lahn-Dill, Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung

March 2014 - Wein aus der Wuste

Butzbacher Zeitung

March 2014 - Wüsten-Wein aus dem Wilden Westen

Rheinische Post

March 2014 - A Perfect Day in Cottonwood, AZ Sunset Magazine – South West Edition

March 2014 - Go West!

Slice Magazine

February 2014- Joia do deserto

Go Outside-Brazil

February 2014 - Where The Wild West Is Reborn


February 2014 - Verde Valley Wine Trail in the Future

Verde Independent

February 2014 - Arizona Chardonnay San Jose Mercury News

February 2014 - Verde Valley Wine Tour North Scottsdale Lifestyle Magazine


August 2013Verde Valley has Plenty to Offer

July 2013- Wine Industry & the Economy

July 2013- Two Arizona Syrahs earn 90-point rating from Wine Spectator

July 2013- Arizona Farming is Turning Water into Wine

Arizona Farm Bureau

July 2013- Arizona Wines Gain Appeal and Recognition

Tucson Citizen

July 2013- Arizona Wine Boosting Ties to University of Arizona

Arizona Daily Star

June 2013- Cottonwood: Verde Valley Wine Explosion

Maricopa Monitor

June 2013- Kindred: A Wine Collaboration From Four Spirited Arizona Vintners

Phoenix New Times

June 2013- Arizona:Riding the Big Country

Yorkshire Post

June 2013- HEAT RELIEF: Wine in the Pines

Tucson Citizen

June 2013- Add fine food, wine to red-rock site vibe

Arizona Daily Star

June 2013- Wine, Native Arts Festival Planned for June 14-16

White Mountain Independent Online

May 2013 - Wine Bottling with Page Springs Cellars

Grace Stufkosky Photography

May 2013 - Desde Arizona: Vinos De Page Springs Cellars (English with Spanish subtitles)

Eddy Warman You Tube Video

May 2013 - Sam Pillsbury Turns on New Zealand Wine, Sort of

Phoenix New Times

May 2013 - 5 Things to Know about Kindred and Arizona's Wine Industry

May 2013 - 4 Arizona vintners create new Kindred wine together

May 2013 - Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders – Another Kind of Tasting Experience

Wine Country Magazine

May 2013 - Burning Tree Cellars-Producing wines that speak for themselves

Wine Country Magazine

May 2013 - Pillsbury Wine Company – It's the Place that Makes the Wine

Wine Country Magazine

May 2013 - Arizona Stronghold – It's about Arizona and Promoting the Industry

Wine Country Magazine

May 2013 - Sam Pillsbury Answers the Question: Why Arizona Wine?

Phoenix New Times

May 2013 - Sam Pillsbury Spills on the Reason He Landed in Arizona, and Launches a Wine Column for Chow Bella

Phoenix New Times

April 2013 - Arizona, the next wine frontier

April 2013 - Page Springs Vineyard pairs fine wines and fast food on a budget

ABC 15

April 2013 - Sam Pillsbury Spills on the Reason He Landed in Arizona, and Launches a Wine Column for Chow Bella

Phoenix New Times

April 2013 - Verde Valley wine industry in training for the next step

The Verde Independent

March 2013 - Make Plans: Riches of Verde Valley are worth seeing

The Arizona Republic

March 2013 - The Best of American Wine

CBS "This Morning"

March 2013 - Make Plans: Choose Your Own Adventure in Sedona

The Arizona Republic

March 2013 - Arizona Wine at Devoured 2013

Phoenix New Times- Chow Bella

February 2013 - Rolling, Sipping Along Verde River

Daily News-Sun

February 2013 - Celebrate Your Love Locally

3 TV "Your Life A to Z"

February 2013 - Verde Valley Wine Trail

Phoenix Magazine: 52 Weekend Adventures


December 2012 - Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Lonely Planet

Decmeber 2012 - Arizona Vines & Wines Winter Issue

Arizona Vines & Wines

November 2012 - Walkin' in Cottonwood's Old Town

Arizona Republic

November 2012 - Exploring Arizona's Verde Valley Wine Trail

November 2012 - An Intruiging Mix

Canadian Traveller

October 2012 - Arizona Wine Goes to School

Wine Spectator

October 2012 - Verde Valley Wine Trail Rolls out the Barrels for the 5K Great AZ Grape Stomp

The Epicurean Explorer

September 2012 - Rolling Out the Barrels

Food and Flourish

July 2012 - Vintage Verde Valley/ Sunset Summer Trips

Sunset Magazine

June 2012 - Seniors Take Part in Wine Trail Barrel Decoration

June 2012 Vagabonding Lulu - Get Fired Up for Fun in Old Town Cottonwood

AZ Vines and Wines

June 2012 - Summer Getaways

Phoenix Magazine

June 2012- Vintage Verde Valley

Sunset Magazine- Summer Trips

June 5th, 2012- Water, Wine- Arizona?

Chicago Tribune

May 29th, 2012- Verde Valley Wine Trail Raises $8,000 for Yavapai College


May 22nd, 2012- Cornville, Cottonwood and Jerome Arizona- The Verde Valley Wine Trail

by Robin Dohrn-Simpson

April 24th, 2012- Verde Valley Hosts First Wine Symposium

by Jeff Wood

April 3rd, 2012- Verde Valley Wine Trail: Barrels to be Auctioned


March 9th, 2012- Verde Valley Wine pARTy Classes

Food and Flourish Magazine

January 31st, 2012- Head to the Verde Valley for Valentine's Day


January 4th, 2012- Arizona Wines

by Manos Angelakis

January 2012- Verde Vallery's Amazing Grapes Guide to the Verde Valley Wine Industry

Verde Independent

Summer 2010- Audio Log- The Travel Show

Tom Wilner interviews key players in AZ wine industry.