from The Flavors of Historic Jerome Wine Tour
This tour is for those that not only want to sample local wines but revel in the landscape and local history of the area. We begin your tour by picking you up at your hotel in Sedona and then heading through Old Town Cottonwood, Clarkdale and into historic Jerome.
Prior to Arizona becoming a state in 1912, Jerome was one of the wildest towns in Arizona. At one time, it had the largest copper mines in the state. The copper mines closed down in 1959. Many say there is more vertical depth to Jerome than horizontal with all the mineshafts still in existence throughout Cleopatra Hill.
When the mines were in full operation, the population in Jerome was once 15,000 but now the town has dwindled to just 500 residents. Do not let that fool you in terms of its character. Jerome is a happening town with great restaurants (our favorite is The Haunted Hamburger), interesting and unique galleries, unusual architecture, historic buildings, a “sliding” jail, a haunted hotel, an interesting mining museum, two cool bars in which to meet the real locals and several wine tasting rooms.
On this tour, you have the opportunity to sample wines from Echo Canyon,
the first vineyard in Northern Arizona. And if you are a fan of the
band's Tool, Pucifer, or A Perfect Circle, you will want to visit James
Maynard Keenan’s place Caduceus Cellars.
Cellar 433 has an incredible selection of both red and white wines, ports, and sparkling wines, with one of the most magnificent views around. Another wine tasting room to visit is Passion Cellars, which has reds, whites and something a little different – agave wines.
This 4-hour tour allows you to sample wines from up to four different wine
tastings rooms as well as enjoy the shops and restaurants of Jerome.
Note: If your tour runs later than your scheduled time or you choose to
extend your tour, you are responsible for the added time at our normal