The Verde Valley Wine Consortium has been working hard on our AVA (American Viticulture Area) paperwork. The new AVA will include business operations within the Verde Valley and when approved will become the 3rd AVA in Arizona. The two other AVA’s in Arizona are Sonoita and Wilcox.
The Verde Valley Wine Consortium had its first meeting in June of 2008 and published its articles of incorporation on January 7, 2011. They have been diligently working to remove antiquated laws off of our State books. As they move forward in procuring our AVA, the by-laws have been updated to be more specific as to what is referred to as Verde Valley Wine. They have been working with the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce in developing our Verde Valley Wine Trail site. We have so many wonderful vineyards and remote tasting rooms along our Verde Valley Wine Trail, which we hope visitors will visit when in Sedona and the Verde Valley.
Sedona Wine and Beer Tours by Sedona Delivers, LLC is pleased to be a member of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium.
Sue Schurgin is the manager of Sedona Wine and Beer Tours and is studying for her CSW and sommelier certificates.