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Zarpara Vineyard is an Arizona Farm Winery. We self-distribute our wines within the state of Arizona. Please give us a call if you would like to offer Zarpara wines in your establishment.

Phone
Tasting Room / Sales: 520.222.7114
Marketing: 602.904.3088
Winery / Vineyard: 602.885.8903

Email
info@zarpara.com

Address
Zarpara Vineyard
6777 S. Zarpara Ln.
Willcox, AZ 85643



The Crew
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Zar•pa•ra: español. NAUT. weigh anchor, set sail

In 2009, we embarked on this journey. With the nest empty and the daily commute grinding, we were ready to launch ourselves into a new adventure. Why not combine our love of wine and the outdoors? We could plant a vineyard where we could spend every day together and create a destination for sharing our wine.

We pointed our ship to Cochise County. This is the sky island country of southeastern Arizona, where broad valleys separate high mountains. In this part of Arizona, grape vines thrive in the sun and soil of the high desert. During the growing season, the cycles of warm, sunny days and cool nights infuse the grapes with flavor. The wines from this area burst with sun-splashed fruit and an abundance of fertile earth.

Starting with bare land, we marked out rows, put up trellis, and planted vines. There are now 5,000 vines in the ground, and we take care of each and every one - from pruning, training, and thinning to hand-harvesting. We touch every vine multiple times during the growing season to ensure high quality grapes and premium, hand-crafted wine.

In the spring of 2011, we broke ground and started construction of the winery and tasting room. The building also accommodates us! When it was completed, we moved out of the Rolling Love Machine (our camper) and into a studio apartment in one corner of the building. We opened the tasting room January, 2012.

Come pour a glass of wine and join us on this voyage. Welcome aboard!

Rhona MacMillan and Mark Jorve
Owners – Zarpara Vineyard

Tilly
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Tilly joined the crew as a "walk on" on July 14, 2012. July 14 is Bastille Day so we aptly named her Tilly. We don't know where she came from, but we're sure happy to have her here. She earns her keep as the tasting room greeter by day. At night, she is transformed into an avid skunker, and it's taken only a handful skunks for her to get a bunch smarter about that profession!

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The Vineyard
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The vineyard is tucked under the Dos Cabezas Mountains in Cochise County in southeastern Arizona, in an area called the Willcox Bench.

What is the Willcox Bench? It is a name given to an area south of Willcox that is ideal for growing grapevines. At 4,200 feet, the elevation makes for warm days and cool nights over the growing season. The soil is mostly sandy loam and rocky and has a slight slope. There are currently twelve vineyards on the Willcox Bench. Grapes from this area are known for producing award winning wines in Arizona!

We have 7 grape varieties in our vineyard:

Reds
  • Tempranillo The dominant grape in Rioja, Spain's most famous wine.
  • Graciano BIG Spanish personality, usually a blender in Spanish Rioja.
  • Syrah Produces a medium to full-bodied, often peppery, red wine.
  • Sangiovese The base grape in Italian Chianti. On its own, a pleasant, red-to-dark-berry, medium-body red.
  • Monastrell (also called Mourvedre). Makes a medium-bodied, rustic, musky wine with pleasant tannins.
Whites
  • Sauvignon Blanc Makes a crisp, clean, white wine.
  • Viognier Produces a rich, lucious, fragrant, white wine.
info@zarpara.com Open 11-5 Friday - Sunday   520.222.7114 6777 S. Zarpara Ln. Willcox, AZ
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