Alcantara Vineyard and Winery is located in the Verde Valley between Cottonwood and Camp Verde, about 25 minutes from Sedona in beautiful Arizona. Alcantara Winery is situated on 87 acres of sloping limestone at the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek. Long before Alcantara was located here, the ancient Signaua people called this valley home. From the vineyard and the tasting room you can see reminants of cliff dwellings and petroglyphs have been found on some of the cave walls. The Verde River was a source of life for these ancient people that helped to irrigate farming, provided fish, as well as hydration. These waters continue to produce life and is evident in the wine that you have the opportunity to enjoy.
The Verde River is one of Arizona's two perpetual and Wild and Scenic Rivers, it flows around the property of the vineyard and Oak Creek meets and empties into the Verde River. This creates an inviting micro-climate that makes growing grapes in this region ideal. The rocky limestone and sunny climate create an environment similar to France and Italy, and after two years of experimentation, the wines that are being produced here have exceeded expectations are what the family of Alcantara had hoped for.
There are many different wines grown on the property of Alcantara and you have the opportunity to see grapes on the vine before they become a vintage for you to enjoy. The types of vines are: Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Petite Syrah, Charbono, Mouvedre, Orange Muscat, and Pinot Noir. The grapes that you see on our property are used to make the wines you enjoy on your adventure to our vineyard.