You’ve heard the jokes about Arizona’s wine, often peppered with a punchline that would make even the most adventurous oenophile shy away from anything grown and bottled in the Grand Canyon state.
The wine industry is fairly new to Arizona, only coming into its own within the past 40 years. It’s decidedly unfair to compare wines grown here to grapes that take root in California or even Washington. Yes, Arizona is a dry and arid desert, but there are plenty of higher altitude towns that provide ideal conditions for growing grapes.
Read more about myth busting the taste of Arizona wine in this article from the Arizona Sonora News.