Javelina Leap Winery
Wine to try: 2019 Riesling, which won double gold in the Arizona Wine Growers Association Competition and silver in the San Francisco Wine Chronicles. “It has hints of lemon meringue and guava and is crisp and refreshing,” says Kim Reed, assistant manager and wine club coordinator.
Family-operated Javelina Leap, owned by Rod and Cynthia Snapp, is found in Page Springs, just a few minutes outside of Sedona in Verde Valley, and specializes in single-varietal red wines and all grapes are grown in Arizona. When visiting the vineyard, guests are invited to sample the winery’s best pours paired with a cheese platter (the bistro even dishes up flatbreads, soft pretzels and more), take a tour of the winery and simply sit back and relax. Visiting during the fall? You might actually get to a sneak peek of the wine being made. To learn more, visit www.javelinaleapwinery.com.