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Arizona’s Spirits Culture Comes to Life at Wine Collective of Scottsdale

Move over, Napa—Scottsdale has become one of the Southwest’s latest and greatest hubs for exploring new wines and getting a taste of the desert’s spirited culture. And arriving just in time to meet the moment is the Wine Collective of Scottsdale—a newly debuted downtown tasting room and retail shop that showcases a variety of premium Arizona producers, all under one roof.

It’s no secret: Arizona has cemented itself as a premier destination for wine connoisseurs, with nearly 120 wineries scattered all throughout the state’s Willcox, Elgin and Sonoita regions. The Valley of the Sun really has a distinct taste like no other—and Zoya Vora-Shah is helping to better celebrate that blossoming culture through the Wine Collective of Arizona, which enjoyed a soft opening in April.

As a notable wine industry veteran and founder of the Wine Collective, Vora-Shah is (quite literally) pouring her passion for great spirits into a fresh, thoughtfully curated wine destination right in the heart of Scottsdale.

“There are so many excellent Arizona wines. But not everyone is familiar with them or knows which ones to try,” says Vora-Shah in a press release. “I wanted a tasting room that was virtually 100 percent Arizona wines. That’s why I opened The Wine Collective.”

Photo courtesy Wine Collective of Scottsdale.

Vora-Shah has her fingerprints all over the creation of The Wine Collective of Arizona, and is even responsible for hand-selecting each of the roughly 40 bottles on the shelves.

While the Wine Collective boasts a reasonably priced selection (with wines by the glass starting at just $8, and most bottles retailing in the $30s), the establishment is helping to make those sweltering Arizona summers even more bearable via a series of deals that are exclusive to the state’s locals. 

Through July, visitors can enjoy a gourmet food pairing with 20 percent off any nosh boards—composed of quality artisan meats and cheeses, as well as local sweets from Caroline’s Chocolates. Then through August, residents can purchase a bottle to imbibe on-site for the normal retail price with no corkage fee.

The Wine Collective of Arizona is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; noon to 9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; and is closed Monday.

For more information and to plan your next spirited excursion to the Wine Collective of Scottsdale, visit www.the-wine-collective.com.

4020 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 104
Scottsdale, AZ

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