This fabulous tour includes so much! We’re heading for Cornville, the beating heart of the Verde Valley Wine Trail, where we’ll begin with lunch, included, at the Manzanita. Often called the “Culinary Oasis in the Desert,” award winning Manzanita has been featured in Arizona Highways magazine and TV program, has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel Guide, and more. We’ll be offered a limited menu with delicious entrée choices such as Grilled Portobello Mushroom, topped with crab, spinach, artichoke and swiss cheese, the Manzanita Benedict—weiner schnitzel & fried egg, atop a crisp potato pancake, smothered with swiss cheese and a demi-glace sauce, and Chicken Crepes with swiss cheese and green chili, topped with pesto sauce—just to name a few. After lunch we’ll hit the Verde Valley Wine Trail with a visit to Javelina Leap, where we’ll enjoy a flight of four wines and top it all off with a specialty chocolate truffle, and it’s all included. Continuing along the scenic Wine Trail, we’ll make our way to Old Town Cottonwood. Historic and charming, the streets of Old Town are lined with interesting shops and galleries, as well as five tasting rooms, each with its own unique personality and distinct wines. Tasting in Cottonwood is optional and on self. We’ll spend some time in Old Town Cottonwood before heading for home. This is always a wonderful springtime tour, and we hope you’ll join us!
Depart: Mesa 8a.m. Phx 830 a.m. NW 9a.m. R: 6p.m.