Aridus Wine Company - Scottsdale Tasting Room

4.6
136 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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4.4
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dereck
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DaveQ
Phoenix
10 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
32 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
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a great time at the wine tasting

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
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!

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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
3 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
3 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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Took my mom and sister here for Mother’s Day. Ambiance was a little off to start as there were some very vocal disgruntled customers standing outside talking about how poor the place is. We checked in for the reservation, were told our charcuterie board would be out in 15 min. Half an hour later we were pretty sure the party that came in after us got our board so I inquired. Guy forgot he had even spoke to me. We liked that we could pick from any of the wines. The pours were pretty uneven. We didn’t know we had to keep our glasses for each wine as we weren’t really given any instructions (and I’ve only done tasting in Europe and Asia). Overall the experience was fairly relaxing but I will check out other wine tastings in the future. I picked this winery because multiple reviews talked about their knowledge but we weren’t given any info on any of the wines which was a bit disappointing.

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HeatherS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Aridus Scottsdale tasting room. The pours were generous and the wine options were great! The chaurtuterie boards were beautiful and delicious. Great quality food and lots of variety.

The only criticism I would have is that it seemed like they weren’t prepared for reservations. It was very busy when we got there. The gentleman that signed us in didn’t seem to know where to put a party of 7, even though I had a reservation. I saw that there was a party leaving in the back area away from the lobby, and we were able to grab it. Once we were able to move to the back our experience was fantastic!

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LauraH
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time! The wines are great, the service friendly, the meat & cheese platter was excellent. We had a wonderful afternoon at Aridus

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Thank you for your great service and welcoming environment!

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TarahP
Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved their wine way more than we thought we would. The ambiance was cozy and lovely, the meat and cheese tray was amazing, service was great and wine was, well, we bought many bottles to take home!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Planned an afternoon tasting with 5 friends. Reserved area was crowded and weird set up with benches and 2 chairs. No where did it say you had to preorder food if you want anything to eat during your tasting... so no food available. They were out of so many basic white wines it was disappointing. Service was okay but staff seemed disorganized. Definitely would not go back.

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MatthewR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The winery is extremely nice. It has a great atmosphere. The staff is very friendly.

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KOBEB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was AWESOME, my meat and cheese platter was very tasty. And the selection of wines were just spot on. I purchased 4 bottles

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vipBGG1925
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were hoping for a little more direction with the tastings. The wine was good. The decor was pretty. We didn’t have any food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it was awesome !

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TimG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the wine at Aridus. We ended up sending a case home. Our pourer was excellent. Aridus was by far the best of the three tasting rooms we visited.

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denisem
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charcuterie board we the best we’ve ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great experience. I came here with a group of friends and we really enjoy the wine, atmosphere and food. This was perfect to relax. I will definitely recommend.

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vipBritt1
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wine and service! Love coming to Aridus and tasting all their wines

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DebraF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came on a Friday afternoon because a work friend recommended it. We were not disappointed. We each did a tasting and both loved all of the wines we tried. We also got a meat and cheese charcuterie board which was fabulous... a mix of yummy cheeses, salami, prosciutto, nuts, olives, and crackers that went well with all of the wines we tried. The atmosphere was relaxed and it was fun to sit and people watch since the weather was perfect to have the garage-type doors open to the street. We got great recommendations for what to try and everyone was super friendly. We bought three bottles of wine to go and look forward to going back to try more wines.

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JessicaC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice selection of wines. Beautiful Charcuterie board

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best wine of the 3 tastings we did in the area. Charcuterie board was really good. I felt like they were a little under staffed for the number of people that were there, but if you are not in a hurry it is worth stopping by.

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vipGrace
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husband and I arrived for our reservation promptly. It is a small space so we immediately noticed that there was no open seating. We approached the counter and were handed two wine glasses. We asked where we should take them and were told there were no available tables. I told him that we had made a reservation and he replied that the reservation allows us to come into the room but does not guarantee us a table. Hmm. I think if you are going to make your business accessible on Open Table then you should have an OPEN TABLE available if someone makes a reservation. Of course, I can understand if a party was overstaying their visit and we would need to wait, but the man behind the counter did not even offer this up as a possibility. So we left and headed to Elements and the Jade Bar at the Sanctuary at Camelback. And quite honestly, it was outstanding there. The atmosphere is lovely and welcoming. The drinks are well-made and the bar food delicious. And guess what? We didn't even have a reservation. But we got a table. And in the end, it was a beautiful evening at the Sanctuary. (Go there instead...we went back three times...it was that worthwhile.)

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Sheebs
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I appreciate the reservations were recommended and the care they have for social distancing, etc.. I mean.... we still are living in pandemic times. Jeffrey was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We didn’t have any food but the wines were great. We are glad we discovered Arizona wines. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine was very good, as always. I like that they are limiting the amount of guests at this time, makes me feel more comfortable going. The charcuterie meat & cheese plate was better than expected! I recommend ordering this when you come in.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not a relaxing wine tasting experience. Staff did not have time nor inclination to spend talking about wine. Party atmosphere was noisy and overwhelming.

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ChristineB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aridus was a great place to stop in for a quick wine tasting and cheese board

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Aridus Wine Company - Scottsdale Tasting Room is rated 4.6 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.