Alcantara Vineyards is located on 87 acres of sloping limestone at the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek, the only two year round flowing rivers in Arizona. The Verde River flows around the property and Oak Creek empties into the Verde River. It is the perfect micro-climate for growing grapes and making Arizona wines!
Barbara Predmore, Proprietress, states “the rocky limestone soil and sunny climate in the Verde is very similar to the wine making regions of France and Italy and after two years of experimentation the results are everything we hoped for and then some.”.
The Cliffs that border the Verde River basin have caves that were used by the Native Americans and petroglyphs’ have been found on some of the cave walls. This verdant river valley was also used for farming.
The caves are across the river, but can be seen from our vineyards and tasting room. And even though there are some caves and cliffs on our property.
The vines that are planted at Alcantara Vineyards: