Valley residents have a lot less distance to cover to get to taste wines from Wilcox-based winery Carlson Creek Vineyard. As of last week, the family-owned winery will pour tastes of its award-winning wines at its Old Town Scottsdale tasting room, located at 4142 North Marshall Way.
The new space is the winery’s second tasting room location, and first outside of southern Arizona.
“It’s the place to be,” co-owner Robert Carlson III says of the winery’s expansion. “Most of our wine club is from here, and a lot of them have been asking for awhile, so it just kind of seemed like the next evolution for us.”
The tasting room menu offers nine total red and white wine options for visitors to taste by the glass. The lineup includes winery favorites, such as Sweet Adeline Riesling and the winery’s flagship blend, Rule of Three. Wines are available by the glass for $10 each, or you can purchase a bottle to take home. Prices range from $17 to 32 per bottle.
The 2,300-square-foot space includes bar seating and a few bistro tables and couches. Toward the back of the former gallery is an exclusive tasting area for Carlson Creek Wine Society members that will also be used for private educational events.
The Scottsdale tasting room is now open and will pour wine for the public from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, check the Carlson Creek Vineyards website.