Pillsbury Wine Company, Arizona

"We're spending the night at Pillsbury Wine Company at their rustic tasting room & vineyard location just south of Willcox, AZ, thanks to Harvest Host."

Overnight Parking - Pillsbury Wine Company, Willcox, AZ: Participating Harvesthosts.com member, no facilities provided, must have self-contained RV & have an active Harvest Hosts membership for an overnight visit. 4,289’ elevation. April 10th-11th. Miles driven – 137.

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Pillsbury Wine Company tasting room.

Located just outside the charming town of Willcox, Arizona, Pillsbury Wine Company is a family-owned winery that has made a name for itself in the state's growing wine industry. Founded by Sam Pillsbury, a well-known filmmaker turned winemaker, this hidden gem has been producing exceptional wines using only grapes grown in Arizona.

A Winemaking Journey

Pillsbury's story began in the early 2000s when Sam Pillsbury discovered the unique characteristics of the Willcox AVA (American Viticultural Area). He saw the potential of this region to produce high-quality wines that could rival those from around the world. With this vision in mind, he established his winery and set out to create wines that truly showcased the essence of Arizona.

Crafting Wines with Character

One of the things that sets Pillsbury Wine Company apart is its diverse selection of grape varieties. The winery cultivates a wide range of grapes, including both red and white varietals such as Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Chardonnay, and Viognier. This allows them to craft an extensive portfolio of wines that highlight the unique flavors and aromas found in this part of Arizona.

A Commitment to Quality

At Pillsbury Wine Company, quality is paramount. That's why they have chosen to focus on sustainable practices and estate-grown fruit. By growing all their grapes on-site, they have complete control over every step of the winemaking process. From vineyard management to harvesting and fermentation, every decision is made with the goal of producing wines that truly reflect their terroir.

An Experience Like No Other

For those looking to immerse themselves in the world of Pillsbury wines, a visit to one of their tasting rooms is a must. Whether you choose to stop by their Cottonwood location or venture out to their Willcox vineyard, you'll be treated to a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience. Sip on their handcrafted wines while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside – it's a moment of pure bliss.

"We believe that wine should be approachable, enjoyable, and shared with good company. That's why we strive to create wines that not only taste great but also tell a story – the story of our land, our people, and our passion." - Sam Pillsbury

Celebrating Wine and Community

Pillsbury Wine Company isn't just about wine; it's also about bringing people together. Throughout the year, they host a variety of events and private functions, ranging from live music performances to intimate wine dinners. These gatherings serve as a platform for showcasing local talent and culinary delights, further enriching the vibrant culture of Arizona.

A Bright Future Ahead

As Arizona continues to establish itself as a prominent wine region, Pillsbury Wine Company remains at the forefront of this movement. With their unwavering commitment to quality, sustainable practices, and genuine love for winemaking, there's no doubt that this family-owned winery will continue to thrive. So if you're ever in the area, make sure to pay them a visit – your taste buds will thank you!

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