One of the best-kept secrets in wine these days is the award-winning wines a handful of Arizona wineries are making. About 100 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona’s Verde Valley comprises several small communities: Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Cornville and Cottonwood as well as Jerome, Page Springs and Oak Creek. With cool evenings and warm, sunny days along with mineral-rich and well-drained volcanic soil, the climate is perfect for growing French and Italian-style grape varietals. Nearby Sedona is home to the beautiful red rocks where one can find tasting rooms showcasing many selections from Arizona wineries.