Thirsty while exploring Arizona? Check out these Scottsdale wineries! Savor unique blends and flavors in these popular tasting rooms.

Best Scottsdale Wineries

During our last visit to Arizona, we set two goals for ourselves. One was to get out and find the best Phoenix hikes. The other was to find the best Scottsdale wineries. We’d already had great wine during our girl’s weekend in Sedona, so we wanted to see what else we could find in the region.

After researching online and looking at reviews, we made a list of wineries and visited them all. Each had something that made them unique and all had excellent wine. We thoroughly enjoyed putting together this article featuring the best wineries in Scottsdale. We hope you enjoy it too.

Note: You can order wine online from all of the wineries below.

Desert Rock Winery

As one of the newest Scottsdale wineries, Desert Rock Winery is head banging their way to the front of the pack. Its owner, Paul Hoffman, has both years of experience in the wine industry and musical ties. That combination has lead to a unique brand.

Wine tasting in Scottsdale is a little different at Desert Rock Winery. You hear rock music on the speakers and the atmosphere is very casual. It’s a lot of fun! While we were there, we chatted with Paul himself, and he showed us where they do all of their wine production, including bottling.

Wine tasting costs $10 and you can choose four options from their white, red, or sparkling wine selection. If you enjoy ciders, they also have a few options. For our tasting we chose to sample three wines and a cider. They all had a great depth of flavor.

Desert Rock Winery is one of the best Scottsdale wineries
Desert Rock Winery
Desert Rock Winery tasting room
Desert Rock Winery tasting room
Desert Rock winery production is done on-sight
All production is done on-sight
Wine tasting in Scottsdale at Desert Rock Winery
Wine tasting at Desert Rock Winery

Passion Cellars / Salvatore Vineyards

Located in the Stetson Plaza Shopping Center, the Passion Cellars and Salvatore Vineyards tasting room is cozy and comfy. With a passion for the growing Arizona wine industry, their wines have won many awards over the years.

This Scottsdale winery offers flights of five for $12 and also offers a sweet wine flight of three from Cabal Cellars for $8. They also have a small food menu, which includes delicious cheese boards. We really enjoyed the wines that we tried, especially the Moscato. They were all crisp and fruity.

Salvatore Vineyards is one of the best Scottsdale wineries
Salvatore Vineyards
Salvatore Vineyards tasting room
Salvatore Vineyards tasting room
Salvatore Vineyards award-winning wines
Salvatore Vineyards award-winning wines
Cabal Cellars wine
We also had a flight from Cabal Cellars

Su Vino Winery

As the first Scottsdale winery, Su Vino Winery set the bar high. Known for their unique varietals and blends, they have won over 40 medals for their wines. We tried some of their wines at their hip tasting room in the Old Town District of Downtown Scottsdale.

A flight of five different wines costs $10 and they also offer appetizers and desserts. The cheese platter we ordered was phenomenal as well as the wines. Our favorite was the Summer Rain, a refreshing Riesling with a lovely green apple accent. We’re not surprised at all that they’ve won so many awards; they’re undoubtedly one of the best wineries in Arizona.

Su Vino Winery is one of the best Scottsdale wineries
Su Vino Winery
Cheese platter at Su Vino Winery
Awesome cheese platter
Wine tasting at Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale AZ
Wine tasting at Su Vino Winery
Vicky enjoying her wine and cheese at Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale AZ
Vicky enjoying her wine and cheese

Aridus Wine Company

Another of the best Scottsdale wineries is Aridus Wine Company. Located on Scottsdale’s popular Main Street, their wines blend the best of Old World and New World wine styles.

The tasting room is very nicely decorated and the staff is great. During our visit, our server told us all about the wines and how they’re made. It was obvious he was very passionate about the subject. The wines themselves were bold and flavorful and we really enjoyed our flight of five wines for $10.

Aridus Wine Company is one of the best Scottsdale wineries
Aridus Wine Company
bottles of wine from Aridus Wine Company
So many bottles!
Wine tasting at Aridus Wine Company
Wine tasting at Aridus Wine Company

Carlson Creek Vineyard

With one of the largest vineyards in Arizona, this Scottsdale winery is growing quickly! The Carlson Creek Vineyard tasting room in Scottsdale is the prefect place to sample their different wines.

Located in what used to be an art gallery, the tasting room still features rotating artwork created by local artists that are all for sale. There is also a gorgeous 20-foot distressed copper bar and art deco tin ceiling.

For $12 you can sample five wines plus take home an insignia glass. They also offer cheese boards. We had a really nice time during our visit and thought the wines were perfectly balanced and smooth. Our server was also very attentive.

Carlson Creek Vineyard is one of the best Scottsdale wineries
Carlson Creek Vineyard
Carlson Creek Beautiful decor in their tasting room in Scottsdale
Beautiful decor in their tasting room in Scottsdale
Wine tasting at Carlson Creek Vineyard
Wine tasting at Carlson Creek Vineyard

Garage-East

If you’re venturing out a bit and are looking for great wineries near Scottsdale, we recommend heading south to Garage-East in Gilbert. We were actually based in Gilbert for over a month while house sitting and love the food and bar scene there.

Garage-East is fun and funky; it’s got a different vibe than the Scottsdale wineries that we visited. It felt more like a hangout spot than a tasting room. And their wine flights come in what look like test tubes, instead of wine glasses.

A flight costs $12.50 and you get to sample six wines. They also have small bites like pretzels, cheese boards, and desserts. If you’re in the Gilbert area, we highly recommend stopping by Garage-East.

inside Garage-East
Garage-East
fun decor at Garage-East in Gilbert AZ
Isn’t this decor fun?
Wine tasting at Garage-East
Wine tasting at Garage-East

Pro Tip: Want to learn more about how to travel long term without paying for accommodation? Check out our article about house sitting!

Final Thoughts On Scottsdale Wineries

Wine tasting in Scottsdale was an ambitious goal to have, but one we were happy to research and complete. We think Arizona wines will continue to flourish and get recognition. Scottsdale is the perfect place to taste some of the best Arizona wines and we hope that this list of Scottsdale wineries inspires you to give them a visit and learn more about Arizona viticulture.

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Thirsty while exploring Arizona? Check out these Scottsdale wineries! Savor unique blends and flavors in these popular tasting rooms.