Another new tasting room will open in Willcox on Saturday, March 13, 2010!
Rod Keeling and Jan Schaefer of Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards have been renovating the old Willcox Bank and Trust building. Their tasting room will open this week. On Saturday the winemaker will be on hand to sign bottles from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It used to be that you could taste their wines by appointment only at their Chiricahua Mountain foothills tasting room. Wine lovers will be able to sample their Three Sisters Syrah, Two Reds Grenache, Best Friends Chardonnay and Rock Creek Rosé vintages.
The Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards tasting room is in the former Willcox Bank and Trust Building, which was built in 1917 and sits next to Willcox’s famous Rex Allen Museum on Railroad Avenue. The wine library will be housed in what used to be the bank vault.
Hours for the tasting room are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.
Details: Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards, 154 Railroad Avenue, Willcox, AZ, 520-824-2500, www.KeelingSchaeferVineyards.com.
For nearby accommodations or other attractions in the area, call the Willcox Chamber of Commerce at 1-520-384-2272.