Vacations and Trips

Wine tasting notes from trips we have taken.

Wilhelm Family Vineyards — Elgin, Arizona

Karyl Wilhelm, winemaker at Wilhelm Family Vineyards, is a woman on a mission. She makes an astonishing number and variety of wines. Her husband, Kevin, is the vineyard manager. They planted their vineyard in 2005. The quality and quantity of their vineyard has improved every year as Kevin learns what works best in the vineyard.

Dos Cabezas WineWorks – Sonoita, Arizona

This was our second visit to Dos Cabezas WineWorks. In 2011 it was the first Arizona winery we visited on our first tour of the Sonoita wine area. Six wines were on their tasting sheet that August, all red, one a fortified dessert wine. This year we enjoyed tasting through the since-expanded tasting sheet, eleven wines in all.

Callaghan Vineyards – Elgin, Arizona

Kent Callaghan listens more than he talks. He’s reserved and unassuming. He’s had his hands in the dirt of his Elgin vineyard since at least 1990. I’m guessing he has learned something about that vineyard every day since. It’s reflected in the wine he makes. If you have visited his winery and tasted his wines, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Willcox Wined-Up

A day and a half in Willcox was not enough. It gave us just enough time to get the lay of the land, explore the historic downtown portion of Willcox and make a couple of winery visits. We weren’t able to visit all of the wineries we wanted to. That leaves us lots to do on our next visit to Cochise County. Here’s a wrap-up of our wine tasting trip to Willcox, Arizona.

Welcome To Willcox…Arizona

Where is Willcox and why did you go there, you might ask. We love wine and we love visiting Arizona. Turns out, those two things are not mutually exclusive. Join us as we explore this picturesque town located in Cochise County in the southeastern corner of Arizona.

Arizona Wine Tasting Trip Update

Over the next several weeks we will have several posts profiling the wineries we are visiting here in Southern Arizona. However, I just wanted to post a little update until we can get those written. The last two days we spent in Willcox which appears to have some of the best vineyards in the state. There are several wineries in […]