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Old Town Cottonwood

Located in the "Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country". An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drive. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents.

Street Scene

  • Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms
  • Cafes and Restaurants
  • Antique Stores
  • Galleries
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Shops and Boutiques
  • Historic Tours
  • Nature Trails and the Verde River
  • Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts
  • 2nd Saturday Art Walk each month


Coming February 14 - 2nd Annual Sip and Stroll Event

Featured Business:
Carlson Creek Vineyard

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Located in the heart of Verde Valley wine country in historic old town Cottonwood, is Carlson Creek Vineyard’s third tasting room. The 2500 square feet space features a comfortable, casual wine tasting experience for guests to enjoy at a custom barrel stave bar built by Bootleg Barrelcraft alongside couch seating and high-top tables.

Guests can enjoy 13+ varietals offered by this award-winning family vineyard – including everything from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, and Riesling to Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvèdre and Grenache Rosé – as well as a menu of light bites to pair with the wines. The completely remodeled tasting room also features a variety of spaces for both small and large parties to host private events and buyouts.

This is the third tasting room for the Carlson family whose other locations include Scottsdale, Arizona and Willcox, Arizona, where their 280-acre vineyard is located in the heart of Arizona wine country.

Carlson Creek Vineyards
1010 N. Main St.
928 634-3866

Winner Of:

  • Governor's Tourism Award in 2012
  • Lonely Planet's Top 10 Places to Visit in 2013
  • VerdeXchange -
    Arizona Commerce Authority Sustainable Economic Growth
    City of the Decade Award in 2015

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Cottonwood is "A Culinary Hot Spot"!

Great article in the Arizona Republic

Roger Naylor, a local travel and entertainment writer, wrote an article talking about dining in Cottonwood featuring several local restaurants becoming known for their fine fare.

"Cottonwood has grown into a destination for wine lovers. Tasting rooms line Main Street in Old Town, housed in Prohibition-era buildings and fronted by covered sidewalks. So it’s not surprising that terrific restaurants have sprung up as well."

Articles about Old Town

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"This is Cottonwood" - Video

The AZ Culture event held in Old Town resulted in this promotional video for Cottonwood. Take a look and see local businesses featured along with the other points of interest in the area.

This four and a half minute video can be shared on YouTube with your friends...

Watch the video



Coming Events

Second Saturday Art Walk - January 12, 6 - 9pm

2nd Annual Sip and Stroll Wine Event
February 14, 5 - 8pm

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