Wine Tasting in Williams

One of the reasons we picked Williams to take a weekend excursion to was because it had wine tasting rooms and vineyards.  They have a few places, but we only went to two.

Grand Canyon Winery
This tiny winery creates some of best tasting wines found in the Verde Valley.  They are working on getting their own vineyard, but for now they use the finest grape to come out of Southern Arizona.  They want you to have a delightful experience, have fun, and keep it real.  We tasted three of their sweeter wines and decided to have a glass of Peach Keen.  Our experience there was a pleasing one.

South Rims Wine & Beer Garage
This locale has a leading, but casual wine tasting room and lounge.  Not only does it have a variety of wines, but beers, one-of-a-kind gifts, souvenirs, and Native American artist items.  You also have free Wi-Fi and plenty to eat from their menu.  We had the chicken nachos and they were delicious.  There is plenty of places to sit either at the bar, inside or on their large patio.

The owners created the unique place after retiring in 2012 and looking for something to do.  After enjoying a couple years of relaxation on their ranch, they decided to start a business and choice a place in Williams.  It was close to their ranch and provided a nice place to grow a business, but what kind of business?  It was the town of Williams that provided them with the answer, a wine tasting bar.  After learning all they needed about wines and beers, they renovated the building to suit their business.  The garage-like atmosphere and decorations was the perfect décor.  The owner even took advantage of the pit, and fixed it to house his 1967 Pontiac GTO which is now the focal point of the establishment.  Our experience there was a memorable one.  We will return for more tasty wine and food.


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