Opening in the summer of 2019 will be the brand new 15,000 square foot winery at the 280-acre vineyard in Willcox, Arizona. The new space will feature a welcoming tasting room for visitors, a private meeting room, a wine library, exposition kitchen, an indoor event area for wedding receptions (complemented by outdoor spaces on the vineyard) and office space for staff.
This is in addition to being a working winery, which will include a state of the art crush pad, climate-controlled barrel storage, and fermentation and production areas for all future vintages; holding up to 10,000 cases.
“The winery has been a long time in the making, and we are thrilled to be able to unveil it,” said co-owner and winemaker Robert Carlson III. “Being able to produce all of our wines, from planting to bottle, on-site is going to make a huge difference in our capabilities and overall production. Having space for our own events and private parties will also be a great way for guests to experience not only our family’s story, but that of the Arizona wine industry, right in the heart of Willcox Wine Country.”
Already one of the largest vineyards in the state, Carlson Creek Vineyard will now also have one of the largest on-site wineries in Arizona; growing their business exponentially in addition to being a gateway to the vineyard for guests and wine club members alike.