Old Town Cottonwood is Arizona's Napa Valley. An old bootlegging town, now Arizona's top culinary destination. Pillsbury Wine Company of Cottonwood, Arizona offers a distinctive selection of wines produced exclusively in Arizona’s Cochise County. Their fine wines have won awards in national and local competitions, and are available for you to enjoy at their two wine tasting rooms in Cottonwood and Willcox.
Owned by New Zealand film director Sam Pillsbury, Pillsbury Wine Company is a winery and vineyard offering 18 food wines, including reds, rosés, whites and Rhône varieties. Be sure to sample their European-style boutique wines at the tasting rooms and bring a bottle or case of your favorites home to enjoy any time.
Pillsbury wines are a true product of the American Southwest, made from sustainable high-altitude, desert-grown grapes planted in Cochise County. Founder Pillsbury, seeking to break the mold of mass-produced wines, began planting grapes in Cochise County in 2000, inspired by seeing grapes grown in unusual places during his youth in New Zealand. Just six years later, the Pillsbury Wine Company opened in 2006 and began offering his unique Southwestern style. In the decade since, the winery has been recognized for their great wines, receiving more than 26 medals in 2015 and 2016, including several gold medals and the recent double gold award for the 2013 “Guns & Kisses” Shiraz at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – one of the biggest and most prestigious competitions in the nation – where Pillsbury Wine Company was one of only three double gold award-winners in that category.