Aridus Wine Company - Scottsdale Tasting Room

4.6
160 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
Aridus Wine Company is a family owned vineyard and winery that produces award winning wines in Arizona. Our Scottsdale Tasting room is located in Old Town Scottsdale, walking distance to restaurants, museums, art galleries, and entertainment.

Unfortunately, Aridus does not participate in the Scottsdale Wine Trail program at this time.

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HootieP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I love wine tastings! Between frequent trips to Northern California, southern Arizona and living in South Africa, I’ve done well over 100 tastings. Our wine tasting at aridus has the unfortunate distinction of being the worst.

I’m used a knowledgeable wine host telling me about each wine….how long it aged in what type of barrels, what I *might* expect to detect on the nose and palate (yes, I know every palate is different), the aging potential of the wine, etc.

A half-hearted attempt at this was made with our first wine but nothing later. When I asked about one of the wines … the Malvasia Bianca …. I was told “it’s a grape”. I explained that I knew that much, I had just never heard of that varietal and enquired where it was from. The young lady had no clue and had to google it. I politely told her that if her job was doing tastings and hopefully selling wines, she really should be able to answer simple questions such as that. I found it ironic that she was training a new employee when she could not do the job herself.

I also found the tasting to be over priced. $20 for 4 preselected wines?

I encourage you to go do a tasting at Carlson Creek. $12 and you chose 5 wines that interest you. The gentleman doing our tasting was very knowledgeable about the wines and just wine in general. We ended up joining their Wine Society! Talk about an upsell on their part!

The tasting room itself is lovely but he price, service, and inability to choose my own wines will prevent ,e from ever coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The wine tasting more than doubled in price compared to two months ago. You can no longer pick your wine for the tasting either. We will not be going back.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed doing a wine tasting at Aridus! The wines were delicious and they had a good mix with excellent choices. The employees were very experienced and gave great recommendations as well. Definitely looking forward to going again.

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Ellison253
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Because of the time of the year we were here we were the only guests in the wine tasting room. The host Lisa was very well informed and helpful. She left us to ourselves in case that is what we wanted but when we started asking questions she was more than happy to share information on the wine and when other guests arrived she helped them with places to eat or stop to enjoy. She also shared regarding other tasting locations on the Scottsdale Wine Trial. Who knew?

We also enjoyed a charcuterie board that was perfect for two and made for a delightful wine tasting.

We will return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Very nice tasting room. Charcuterie board is a little expensive for the amount you get. Wine is great and pours are excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pours for tastings and the wine is pretty good! Pleasantly surprised! The staff was super nice as well!

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viplaurmeister
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for wine tasting. The tasting room is beautiful. The wine is pretty good as well. Will be coming back.

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AnnF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! Service was knowledgeable and friendly .. beautiful place.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paulette was an incredibly knowledgeable host. Great experience.

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KarlW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding host. Provided the opportunity to try a number of different delicious wines.

Would definitely recommend.

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LauraH
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aridus wine tasting is always so much fun! And as a member, it’s an amazing deal. They have some fantastic wines, a truly great selection and variety, and everyone who works there is super friendly and helpful. Thanks for another awesome evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Where to start. I really wanted to rate this cozy and neat place a five star. After my third and last visit here I'm force not to ever go back. My first experience was ok. Second visit was a little more disconnected. The beautiful young ladies who were the host for the night/ serving the wine, weren't attentive to my group of young ladies at all. It was like they only chose to assist a table with older mature men. We had to constantly keep asking for help, to the point where I had to go into the back of the establishment looking for them to service us. My group of ladies all noticed the same issue. We discussed the situation and decided to just enjoy the moment and have a good time. My third and last time was even worst. On the third visit I had a reservations for 2 couples. We arrived at 5pm and I requested a cheese and fruit platter during my reservation request, but when I arrived I was told they didn't have any left due to having a large group before us. Ok no problem. An hour later... a group of "white" customers comes in and are seated at a table next to us. They ordered the same platter we reserved and that we were told that they didn't have, but surprisingly they have it for this table of four, YES THEY NOW HAVE IT FOR THEM. I question the staff about it, and of course they gave me some lame excuse. Minutes later we were asked to lower our voices because we were too loud. I paid for my wine and was gone. If you want to experience a staff or a place of business that discriminates against people of color, this is the perfect place to go. Be careful!
So disappointing.

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DavidM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The wine wasn’t it bad, but it was odd we couldn’t order a cheeseboard unless we reserved it. There’s no way for anyone to know that initially. Probably won’t come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful quaint experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Place was amazing. Such a beautiful little spot. I enjoy the 🍷 as well of the charcuterie board. I came here to have a beautiful ladies night out and we really enjoyed ourselves. The only constructive criticism I have is that, they need to work on they customers service, because it's really not the best. This place have so much potential, but without customer services eventually it would not stand. Only negative feedback helps a business reach a higher service level.

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Riley
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a date night! The wine was fantastic and the charcuterie board was delicious (especially the jam).

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HollyA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The pre-determined white and red wine flights are nice, but I personally prefer a more traditional wine tasting experience; pouring one glass at a time and allowing for some choice by the customer.

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vipmuffie
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wine tasting was very nice. The only thing I didn’t care for was the payment arrangement. It might have been my fault but I did not get a copy of the bill, email or otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice place to go. Customer service is not there anymore. Paula is good with customers. kiah left awhile back and was excellent as a mgr. The rest are terrible. I'm not sure why or how the owner doesn't know this already.

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Laila
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Really friendly service. No real explanation of the wine except a few lines on a paper about where it was from and type of wine. The wine was not very good. Especially the red wines were similar to each other.

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vipjthiker
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great cabernet Franc and Rose. Only two parties on site.

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ScottH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting was highly personalized and a bit different format than most wine tastings (in a good way). Wines were good. Recommended.

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Dereck
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time in, loved the experience, and the wine is amazing!!

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DaveQ
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place to just chill out and employees took the time to explain each wine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Birthday wine tasting.

I can’t rate food because I didn’t have any. I don’t see NA as an option.

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vipBeverlySteve
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The staff made a nice area for a group of 11 ladies to visit and celebrate an important birthday.

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feliciaj
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very fun experience. On vacation with family, would definitely go again. Very good wines!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came down to AZ for an event two days early with nothing planned. Found this place when I searched for wine tasting in the area and was not disappointed. Not only was it super affordable for the wine tasting and the meat and cheese board but the wine was amazing. The hubby and I are complete strangers to wine and want to start understanding them and this place delivered. The staff was friendly and informative. The environment was nice and even with a few different parties present the noise level was nice. I would highly recommend this place in the heart of the cutest little downtown shops.

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JelynB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a great time at the wine tasting

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Grace and WarChild provided excellent service and the wine and charcuterie board were so good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place - if wine inspires you be sure to check this place out!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wines!

TK
vipTrinaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Heavy pours - 4 pours for $20 was roughly 3 full glasses of wine. Cabernet franc, Petite Verdot, and Fume Blanc were incredible.

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Troy
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible wine, great meat and cheese board, and very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. One of the best spots in town.

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antheaj
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wines were great. Our charcuterie board came late ( after 2nd tasting) although we pre-ordered, but it was delicious. Some more attention and finer touches could be added to improve the business e.g. a better understanding of the wines you are tasting, and some nuts or olives to go along with the tasting. Having been to Napa Valley, Marlborough in New Zealand, Temecula in California, just a suggestion to up the ambiance.
Will go back for sure.

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BRYAUNAHH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Lovely owners. This was my first time going wine tasting and it was a great choice. I highly recommend.

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PamP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The employees are very knowledgeable and down to earth. We really enjoyed the wine that was suggested. I most definitely recommend this place!

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vipFoodlover1331
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lovely spot. Nice wine. Not enough staff to serve the customers. Also could not accommodate when we asked for a charcuterie board. Would be a nice spot for a date, or girls night. I’ll try it again in a few months, hopefully they’ll have more staff.

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JaeC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We had reservations with a preordered meat and cheese platter. The seating was terrible. A low bench and high top table. We had a stand for our drinks and food. No greeting. Not much information given. Asked for another table with low seating but they gave it to a walk-in 4-some. Plenty of dirty abandoned tables but they never offered them to us and knew we were waiting for one. The wine was tasteless and not very intriguing. I wouldn’t recommend this place. It was our 1st night out in many months due to Covid.

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Aridus Wine Company - Scottsdale Tasting Room is rated 4.6 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

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