We Visit the Page Springs Cellars Winery Near Sedona, Arizona
Page Springs Cellars ~ Cornville, Arizona – The Page Springs Cellars was the second winery visited on our Perfect Pairings Gourmet Getaway Sedona media tour.
Page Springs Cellars is a small, family owned vineyard and winery located along Historic Page Springs Road in the Central Arizona Highlands. They focus on crafting fine, European style wines that express the unique characteristics of the Verde Valley landscape (in fact they even have a signature wine called “Landscape”).
Page Springs believes that wines are expressions of the land. Their winemaking focuses on bringing out the characteristics of “place”. They use very little new oak in their wines as they feel strongly that oak masks a wine’s true identity.
They espouse the notion of “Open Production” which is a term developed by the owner and Director of Winemaking, Eric Glomski. He believes that you should not put your faith in some third party “Organic” certification, but rather you should have the opportunity to buy your produce from farmers that are local and have their doors open to you.
You have the right to fully understand and see their whole process and you should be able to OPEN any door that houses inputs that are involved in that production.
Page Springs Vineyards does not use any petro-chemicals whatsoever in order to produce healthy, clean wines.
Page Springs Cellars is primarily a Rhone house.
“While my first love was certainly Pinot Noir, I have developed a serious relationship with varietals from the Southern Rhone. Here at Page Springs Cellars, we primarily work with Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Additionally, we dabble with other red grapes such as Cabernet Pfeffer, Counoise, and Cinsault. Our white grape loves include Viognier, Rousanne and Marsanne. While you may occasionally see us blending with Cabernet Franc, Barbera or Sangiovese—the flavorful grapes of the Rhone will always be our focus.” (Eric Glomski, Winemaker – Owner)
We greatly enjoyed our visit with the Page Springs Cellars team. We sampled a variety of their wines and purchased a few favorites to bring back home with us.
Hot Tip: plan your visit to Page Springs Cellars around lunch time. They have a beautiful deck along Oak Creek designed for you to picnic and enjoy a bottle of Page Springs Cellars Wine. Unfortunately, the weather was far too cold when we visited to enjoy the deck.