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Where to buy Alcantara Wines here in the Valley

Posted on: August 27th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer 2 Comments

Unless you’re geared up for a road trip to parts North or South, it is often a chore to get our own Arizona wines back down here in the valley.  Recently, many have asked how to get Alcantara wines without having to join their wine club or taking a ride on the I-17.

Being as accommodating as ever, Alcantara recently published a list of local wine outlets that stock a selection of their wines.  This is great news for those of us who want to save a little on gas to buy more wine!

Just in case you haven’t heard about Alcantara, they are located up in the Verde Valley near Cottonwood.  It is no big deal getting there, but sometimes there are other things that just get in the way.  So they’ve made arrangements with these retailers all over the valley to make it easy to pick up a bottle or two.

Here they are:

  1. Vino100, Phoenix
  2. StudioVino, Tempe
  3. AJ’s, Chandler (in a special display with the other AZ wines)
  4. Whole Foods, Chandler

Be sure to try some of their wines that are sourced from California.  Alcantara has access to some really excellent fruit and bottle these under their label at the Cottonwood winery.  Until their relatively young Arizona vineyards are really in full swing, the California option is quite good, especially the Italian varietals.

Article by Tom Peiffer, Phoenix Wine Shopping Examiner at Examiner.com

View more of Tom’s articles on Examiner.com by visiting his writer’s page.

About the Author - Tom Peiffer

Tom has been an avid wine consumer and collector for over 20 years. This pastime has taken he and his family on many visits to wine growing regions, including Arizona. During these excursions, with the accompanying tastings and lectures, it became clear that there is no "magic bullet" wine. For each wine contains its own character, strong points, and weaknesses. Sharing these experiences to help anyone purchase locally available wines is his goal.

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2 Responses

  1. Sharyn Seitz says:

    Hi Tom,
    Just wanted to update you that we carry many AZ wines (only AZ wines) including Alcantara and we can ship. Our store is at 3039 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale and we have an online store at http://www.sphinxdateranch.com.

    Thanks.

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