Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College

The Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College is an industry scale teaching vineyard, winery and tasting room.  Currently there are 11 acres of wine grapes under cultivation at the college.  In addition, the campus has 3,000 case capacity winery and tasting room. 

The vineyard and winery function as a working model of the local wine industry and are used as educational tools in support for the degree programs offered by Yavapai College.  A two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Viticulture and Enology are offered as well as one-year certificates in both Viticulture and Enology.

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Latitude: 34.738193 Longitude: -112.056976 Elevation: 3711 ft
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Hours Open

Thursday - Sunday (noon - 6pm)

Seasons Open

Year around, closed on major holidays

Eco-Friendly Notes

The vineyard and winery both have been designed with sustainable practices in mind.  The vineyard is irrigated with reclaimed water provided by the City of Cottonwood.  The wine center is programmed with several energy efficient features including occupancy set times, night cooling and rain water harvesting for outside landscaping. The building used for the winery is a re-purposed racquetball court.  Several items in the new facility were created from re-purposed materials.

ADA Accessibility Notes

ADA compliant building


Beautiful location for sunset wine tasting! The wine and staff are terrific.

Kim, 4/19/2016

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