Seventy-six-mile Desert to Tall Pines Scenic Byway follows Highway 288 from Globe to the tiny town of Young, Arizona. This area, known by cowboys as “the high lonesome,” was made famous by the Pleasant Valley War of the 1880’s—an Arizona sheep war between two feuding families—the cattle-herding Grahams and the sheep-herding Tewksburys. This famous feud lasted almost a decade, and of all the feuds that have taken place throughout American history, the Pleasant Valley War was the costliest, resulting in an almost complete annihilation of the two families involved. Just before he died of a bullet wound himself, Tom Graham sold his land to William Young, who established the town that still carries his name. Today the journey to Young, Arizona is one of the most scenic drives in the state, offering spectacular views of Roosevelt Lake and the Sierra Ancha Mountains. In addition to the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history, Young is home to the first vineyard in Gila County. Bruzzi’s Vineyard is crafting some of the finest wines in the state of Arizona. We’ll visit the winery, where we’ll have the place all to ourselves to taste a flight of six wines. We’ll also enjoy a hearty lunch of Italian style sandwiches, socially distanced on the patio, and it’s all included. This fantastic fall tour offers so much, and you won’t want to miss it!
Depart: NW 8 a.m. Phx 8:30 a.m. Mesa 9 a.m.