Last week I told you a little about the town of Cottonwood, the heart of the northern Arizona wine country. Today I'm going to take you on a tour of Page Springs Winery, just outside Cottonwood in a hilly area with a lot of volcanic soil.
The winery over looks Oak Creek, that well know stream of water that flows through beautiful Sedona Arizona. In fact, there is a picnic area right over the creek where you can enjoy some delicious food and an equally delicious glass of wine while listening to the rushing water below you.
And, when I say the food is delicious, I do mean delicious. I actually stopped here for lunch because I had heard that they had a superb chef working in the kitchen and he lived up to his reputation. I had the pizza that is called the T & A. It's made with pesto, roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts and both parmesan and fresh mozzarella cheeses. Yum...what a treat it was!
After I had eaten, they filled my glass of wine and encouraged me to stroll the grounds and enjoy scenery. The grounds of the winery are beautifully landscaped with a trails that lead toward the creek and the rows of vines.
I was having a hard time controlling my "shutter" finger as I passed row after row of luscious grapes and shady vines.
The rock-lined and and arbor covered path down to the picnic area and the creek was another picture perfect place to stop.
If you find yourself in north-central Arizona, I highly recommend a visit to Page Springs Winery. The drive to get there is beautiful and the winery itself is one of the prettiest I've seen in this area. And the food....well...the food is simply exceptional. It's a perfect Arizona day trip or weekend get-away.