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Where to Find Local Wine, Cider and Beer in Metro Phoenix

The low-down on where to find local sips

Try some of Arizona’s best at Valley tasting rooms. From cider to beer to wine, there’s something for every palette and preference. Cheers to that.

Cider Corps
Cider Corps creates ciders using local ingredients. (Courtesy Cider Corps)

Cider Rules

Arizona’s first full cidery and tap room is located in Downtown Mesa. The Veteran-owned Cider Corps creates ciders using local ingredients such as prickly pear, locally made cold brew, and locally made chai. Though most cideries are located in orchards, Cider Corps is housed in a 4,500-square-foot, 1880s-era building that was formerly a Mesa police station.

Brothers Jason, Sgt., USMC (Ret.), and Josh Duren began making cider as a hobby while Jason was recovering from injuries received in Afghanistan. When the ciders earned rave reviews from those within the beverage and culinary industries, they turned the hobby into a business.

Carlson Creek
Try the wines from Carlson Creek winery at its tasting room in Downtown Scottsdale. (©Kendra Riley)

Wine Around

With thriving vineyards both north and south of Metro Phoenix there are plenty of sips to savor—but there’s no need to road trip with the variety of local tasting rooms right here in the Valley. LDV Winery  focuses on Rhone varietal grapes, including syrah, grenache and viognier.

At Carlson Creek, the portfolio includes varietals of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, syrah, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, grenache, grenache rosé, malbec and mourvèdre, with chenin blanc and merlot varietals being locally sourced.

For fruit-forward, crisp white wines and artistically blended and complex red wines, head to Salvatore Vineyards. Find both SouthPaw Cellars and Gallifant Cellars labels at Winery 101.

Pedal Haus Brewery
Stop by Pedal Haus Brewery for a beer and food. (Courtesy Pedal Haus Brewery)

The Buzz on Beer

Beer-lovers have their fare share of tasting to do in the Valley as there are numerous local breweries.

At Scottsdale Beer Company, Mother Bunch Brewing, SanTan Brewing Company and Pedal Haus Brewery, enjoy a meal and taste a unique brew. Wood-fired pizzas and rotating craft brews are served at two McFate Brewing locations in Scottsdale.

Other breweries with multiple Valley locations are Huss Brewing Co., Four Peaks Brewing Company Arizona and O.H.S.O. Brewery & Distillery. The popular Two Brothers Artisan Brewing brought its Chicago craft beer to Scottsdale by launching a local brewery.