And while local ag markets have had ebbs and flows, a resurgence of a broader local Arizona ag market took place in the early 1990s.
Wine can only get better as farmer entrepreneurs and scientists take a lot of the art and turn it into science.
Non-Essential Retail Agriculture Operations have been hurting like so many small businesses.
With the affordability of in-state tuition at Yavapai College and the available learning resources, the Southwest Wine Center easily ranks as a top choice for students wanting an education in grape growing and winemaking.
Teeple’s lavender has been identified by the plant experts as having some of the highest quality lavender in the world, in part, because of how well it grows in the high altitudes, known as high-elevation super lavender.
Arizona Sommelier Valeree Halsey Ibarra suggests, “talking with a wine steward at your favorite retail stores or restaurants and have them suggest or guide your purchasing decisions based on your preferences and what kind of wine you gravitate towards.”
Arizona wine wins locally and internationally!
In Arizona, it’s not unusual to end up talking to the wine-maker and owners of some of our state’s most fabulous wines.
Arizonans annually drink 19.2 million gallons of wine. In 2016, Arizona wine growers produced no more than 190,008 gallons. This means our local winemakers have the potential to crush a lot more grapes.