This past weekend my parents invited my husband and I to celebrate their birthdays (the 1st and 3rd of April) in one of our favorite places in the world: Granite Creek Vineyards in Chino Valley, Arizona.
Spending time with family and maybe making new friends is a wonderful way to spend time in this pastoral and serene vineyard. From their website:
Multiple Award Winning Granite Creek Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery located at 4,600 feet in the town of Chino Valley, Arizona. Nestled in a unique northern Arizona valley, the vineyards are surrounded by rugged granite peaks and high elevation rolling prairie. Vines bask in the intense sunshine this fabulous microclimate provides, with hot days and cool nights lasting late into the fall. These perfect ripening conditions combined with organically farmed granite soil and pure well water develop truly delicious fruit.
The Vineyard was established in 1974 by the Hoult Family on a historic farmstead. The first farm in Arizona to be Certified Organic, Granite Creek Vineyards today is one of only a handfull of wineries in the United States that makes 100% Certified Organic Wines without any added sulfites.