Driving 65 miles per hour across the modern-day pavement, one might glance at that bridge, forgetting that this arid, rocky, region—scarce of vegetation—was once traversed on foot or horseback by the original American peoples.
The Four Eight Wineworks tasting room, the sales outlet for the pioneering winemaker cooperative founded by Maynard James Keenan, has moved to Jerome, joining Puscifer The Store on Main Street, just a few doors up from Maynard’s Caduceus Cellars tasting room.
Michael Pierce seems to always have a full calendar. No, make that a really full calendar. And he always handles it with grace. Among his areas of interest and responsibility, he is the Director of Enology (winemaking) at Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center at the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale.
Near the outskirts of town and adjacent to Sedona Pines Resort, one will find a charming and delicious dining gem. Surrounded by towering Italian cypress trees and sweeping views of the red rocks, Bella Vita Ristorante is a favorite among locals.
Wine lovers “in the know” have been watching Arizona advance into the earned status of a true wine destination over the past few years. That has taken a while—in fact, much longer than should have been the case. And, with apologies to the Grateful Dead, what a long strange trip it’s been.
The 19th Annual Thunder Valley Rally will take place on the 20th and 21st of September and kicks off with a huge, opening ceremonial ride. Participating motorcycles ride into town with a police and fire department escort, starting in Camp Verde and arriving in Cottonwood early Friday afternoon.