Sedona is gaining wider acclaim as a wine and food lovers’ destination, as chronicled in a recent story in the Arizona Daily Star, “Add fine food, wine to red-rock site vibe.” Not only does this artsy town have its share of unique dining spots, but it sits in the center of Verde Valley wine country with a wine trail connecting four wineries and six tasting rooms. Due to the microclimate of the Valley–encompassing Sedona, Jerome, Camp Verde, Page Springs and Cornville–you’ll find a lot of Rhone varietals grown here. No wonder Lonely Planet named the Verde Valley one of its ‘Top 10 Destinations for 2013.’
Epicurean road warriors have a perfect home base at Enchantment. With one of the largest selections of Arizona wines of any resort, chances are you’ll be able to pull up your favorite on the iPad wine list. Many are offered by the glass or in flights of three.
Enchantment’s Che Ah Chi was noted by the Arizona Daily Star as one of the signature restaurants that define Sedona’s dining scene. Executive Chef David Schmidt is known for wild game and charcuterie, a vegetarian menu highlighting Arizona’s best produce like organic lettuces, apples, heirloom tomatoes and mushrooms, and pickling and preserving. It’s Arizona food at its best with a Southwestern kick and a jaw-dropping view of red rock Boynton canyon.
You don’t have to be a resort guest to dine here, but reservations are suggested.