Tourism has always been a part of Sedona since its gorgeous scenery first appeared in movies in 1923. Wine tourism, also known as Enotourism, made its appearance in Sedona much later but remains incredibly popular.Wine tours are widely considered to have began in the Napa Valley region of California, gaining popularity in 1975. Wine tours can be small personal events with only you and your party, or they can be large events perfect for socialization. These tours usually feature information on the winery and their creation process, tastings of their wines, and picnic style snacks. As always, Sedona’s unique style of tourism makes their tours special in their own right.
Jeep tours around the red rock area are often considered the most iconic type of tour. This rugged off-road experience has been combined with tastings of the amazing wines in the area in the Jeep and Wine Tour. The tour includes information from the local winemakers about both the grape growing and the wine-making process.
For folks looking for a personalized experience, some places, such as The Art of Wine, are single locations featuring an intimate tasting room, selections of both local wines, and education from the staff. The Art of Wine in particular offers lots of education and conversation, promising a personal and engaging experience. For people looking for a chance to see the landscapes and make some new friends, places such as Arizona Winery Tours and Wine Tours of Sedona offer group transportation to multiple different wineries. These tours allow you to soak up some of Sedona’s best sights as you are driven through the countryside, stopping at three to four different wineries throughout the day. The drivers are equipped with information and advice and the staff at the locations are available to answer any specific questions.
For anyone looking for the ultimate intimate tour, Sedona Wine Adventures offers private, personalized, everything-included outings to wineries and tasting rooms throughout the Verde Valley. Their tours include a dedicated guide, lunch, and all tasting rooms fees. They also provide door-to-door transportation.
The Arroyo Pinion Hotel is perfectly located for a fun, exciting adventure throughout Sedona’s wineries.