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Sam Pillsbury
Wine Club
Tasting Room

Sunday & Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday & Saturday

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Cottonwood

Pillsbury Wine Company

Hours:

Sunday & Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday & Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

1012 North Main St
Old Town Cottonwood, AZ 86326
United States

(928) 639-0646

www.pillsburywine.com

Pillsbury Wine Company is the evolution of a Dream-Come-True project by New Zealand film director Sam Pillsbury. He has directed 25 movies in New Zealand and the US, was flown from New Zealand  to Phoenix Phoenix to shoot a pilot for Universal and fell in love with Arizona.

 

Growing up in New Zealand  Sam witnessed the phenomenon of growing classical wine grapes in unusual places. On a camping trip in Arizona he thought he could try the same thing here.

 

The location he picked was a high-altitude desert valley in Cochise County, 200 miles SE of Phoenix. This all came from a desire to get away from mass-produced ‘McDonalds’ wines and create a distinctive regional Boutique wine that was 100% Arizona and 100% original. He gambled that the high-altitude, endless sunshine, sandy loam and dry desert would make for a perfect Terroir, and in 2000 he planted 20 acres of Rhone varieties. The wines he now makes come from that vineyard and those vines.’

 

In May 2010, with GM Lindsey Higginson, he opened the Pillsbury Wine Company Winery/Tasting Room and Gallery in Old Town Cottonwood, showcasing the latest all-Arizona Boutique wines from Pillsbury and other local wine producers. Also showcased are gourmet cheeses and local foods including nuts and gourmet chocolates, and works from local artists.

Sam Pillsbury

 

“In a world of generic food and wine, I wanted to make wines with complexity and nuance, but which were entirely original and distinctive. ”

 

‘Best Local Winemaker,’
Phoenix Magazine

‘Best AZ Wine’
San Francisco Examiner

Distinction Award
Kudos from James
Molesworth of the
Wine Spectator who
called him one of the
‘Rising Stars of the
Southwest’.

2013 Shiraz Guns and Kisses - Double Gold
San Francisco Chronicle

2013 Petite Sirah - Gold
AZ Republic and
Jefferson Cup

2014 Chardonnay
Reserve - Gold,
Jefferson Cup

2013 Diva - Gold
AZ Republic

2013 Viognier - Gold 
AZ Republic

90 Points
2012 Chardonnay
2012 WildChild White
2012 Symphony
CA Tasting Panel Magazine

 

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