3 of the Best Wine Tours from Scottsdale

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published April 2, 2024

Scottsdale is not just a great city, it is a springboard for trying some of Arizona’s best wines. 


Scottsdale, Arizona, is a beautiful city surrounded by dramatic countryside. It is also a city with an excellent wine region nearby. Verde Valley is a perfect day trip from Scottsdale where you can discover the fruits of a winemaking that date back to Spanish times, with an industry that ranges form big established winemakers to boutique vineyards. There are a range of quality tours of the region, from the sublime to the, well, slightly more boisterous – you choose how you want to sample the incredible wines that are on offer in Arizona. Here are three of the best wine tours from Scottsdale.

From Scottsdale: Verde Valley Winery Tour with Picnic

This tour is about as relaxing as you could imagine for a wine tasting excursion. Beginning in Scottsdale you visit between three and four award-winning wineries in the Verde Valley. The tour offers discounts on tastings plus it is fully guided, with an explanation of the history and culture of Arizona wineries as you go. The best bit is the picnic that comes included in the price, with your personal charcuterie of assorted artisan cheeses, salami, fresh fruit, gourmet chocolates, along with French bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The guide will help you find the perfect spot to have lunch and of course your favourite tipple. From €183.70 per person.

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The Ultimate Bachelorette Wine Tasting Tour

Don you fancy dress (optional) and get ready for wine tasting, bachelorette style. This certainly makes a nice change from hitting Las Vegas, with wine tastings instead of tequila shots with your best friends. You’ll be sipping mimosas as you ride in style from Scottsdale (plus tucking into chocolate-covered strawberries) before visit three to four award-winning wineries over ten hours (yes ten hours). There are interactive bachelorette party games thrown in too to keep the vibe going, plus a picnic with gourmet artisan cheeses, salami and French bread. It’s worth noting that wine tastings are not included in this tour but there are exclusive discounts available through the organisers. From €807.71 per group up to four.

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Horse Country Estate and Vineyard Wine Tasting Tour

Calling all horse and wine lovers. This tour starts with an easy to find pick-up destination in Scottsdale and then heads by Mercedes van to a private equestrian estate where you can spend the day looking at both horses and the property’s vineyards, all with a guided tour. It’s a super relaxing day out with beautiful grounds to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of Scottsdale. Not only is there round-trip transport from Scottsdale included, but wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres are also provided too. If you are tired of being shipped around on hectic tours this is definitely one to try, with a relaxed itinerary, great hosts and personal experience. From €492.76.

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