Pillsbury Wine News
Our wines are 100% Arizona Estate Grown and Made
Sam was featured online at AZ Food and Wine in June of this year, click here to read this wonderful article.
Great review for us from Tripadvisor:
The Best Sommeliers
We have visited several times. The wines are always superb. The winemaker Sam Pillsbury, is an Arizona celebrity due to his craft and success. The sommeliers that provide the tastings are the most knowledgeable and wine-centric individuals I have experienced in over 100 different winery tastings across the country.
Our WildChild White won Growers' Cup for BEST AZ White at this year's Grand Wine Festival put on by the AZ Republic. We also got Best Viognier, Best Malvasia, Best Chardonnay, Best Red Blend (DIVA) & Best Mourvedre!
The Largest Competition of American Wines - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2018 - We we awarded
14 medals...7 Silvers, 3 Bronze,
3 Golds and a Double Gold for our Shiraz 'Guns & Kisses' 2015!
2017 Scottsdale League of Arts,
Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame -
Winemaker of the Year - Sam Pillsbury
Phoenix New Times named our Symphony Sweet Lies, Best AZ Wine, 2017. Click here to read all about it
Check out our video of our 4th Annual Maya's Farm Dinner, click here to view.
AZ Food & Wine is doing features on AZ wine makers and Sam was featured in March, click here to see article.
Click here to read, The Unexpected History of Arizona Wine - about four key figures in recent Arizona wine making.
AZCentral wrote about our Double-Gold win at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, click here to read article.
The Phoenix Business Journal also wrote about our Double-Gold wine, read more here. And the Willcox Range News on February 8th, published this article about our win in SF, here is the article.
Here is the list of our 2017 awards from the AZ Republic and San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitions:
AZ Republic 2017
Viognier 15 GOLD & BEST AZ VIONGIER
Diva 14 GOLD
Roan Red 14 SILVER
Mourvedre 14 GOLD
Sweet Lies 15 BRONZE
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 2017
2014 Pillsbury Wine Company Symphony
Category: Division II - White Wines/ Other White Varietals BRONZE
2014 Pillsbury Wine Company Diva
Category: Division IV - Red Wines/ Rhone Style Blends over $25.00 SILVER
2014 Pillsbury Wine Company Chardonnay Reserve SILVER
Category: Division II - White Wines/ Chardonnay - $30.00 - $33.99
2014 Pillsbury Wine Company Roan Red BRONZE
Category: Division IV - Red Wines/ Rhone Style Blends over $25.00
2014 Pillsbury Wine Company Shiraz 'Guns and Kisses' SILVER
Category: Division IV - Red Wines/ Syrah/Shiraz - $41.00 and above
2014 Pillsbury Wine Company Mourvedre SILVER
Category: Division IV - Red Wines/ Mourvedre
2013 Pillsbury Wine Company Petite Sirah BRONZE
Category: Division IV - Red Wines/ Petite Sirah -
$33.00 and above
2014 Pillsbury Wine Company Grenache DOUBLE GOLD
Category: Division IV - Red Wines/ Grenache -
$20.00 and above
My News Mesa reviews our Willcox Tasting Room and Vineyard, click here to read entire article.
Scottsdale Modern Luxury
Magazine, November 2016 issue,
names AZ Top Five Wines.
Click here to see their top picks.
New Times names its Top 100 Tastemakers, Sam is 18.
Click here to read more.
Pillsbury and Callaghan win Double Gold in wine contests, to read more from
AZ Republic, July 2016, click here
Click here to read the latest info on Pillsbury Wine posted on Willcox
Range News, June 30th.
MSN.com named Pillsbury Wine the
best winery in Arizona, in their piece 'The Best Wine Made in Every Single
US State' , click here to read this GREAT article about local wines. The article is posted to the right of the photo.
Our Malvasia was reviewed by the Wine Monk. Click here to read his notes on our amazing wine.
Here is Sam on TV 3, AZ Good Morning show, Field Trip Friday, May 6th,
click here to watch.
Our 3rd Annual Locavore Dinner at Maya's Farm was a lots of fun, watch our video of the event.
We are in Sunset Magazine....
Where to go this weekend.
Click here to see article
Watch Sam's chef debut at The Breadfruit, it is quite entertaining.
Click here to view it.
We just got 9 Medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine 2016 Competition, the largest in the US, with a Double Gold for the 2013 Shiraz Guns & Kisses. Our Shiraz Guns & Kisses was one of three Double Golds in the SF Chronicle out of 55 entries in the most expensive Syrah category.
SF Chronicle is the Biggest Wine Competition in the US with over 7100 entries.
As far as I can tell so far, it's the highest award for an AZ wine in this competition. To see a list of all our 9 medals, see document below.
The weekend of November 21st, we were awarded several medals for our amazing 100% AZ wines from the AWGA and Jefferson Cup. Here is a complete list of exactly what we won.
Read about the Winners of
2015 AZ Republic Wine Competition
We won BEST Petite Sirah, BEST Viognier and BEST Non-traditional blend for our Diva 2013...to read about all the winners and see what medals we won, click here
The Arizona Wine Monk reviewed our Shiraz 2013. We think he liked it.
Click here to read his review.
Trip has been postponed till 2018... Exclusive Trip to New Zealand with Sam Pillsbury. This trip of a life time is limited to 20 people. Please click below to read more about the trip details.
Annabelle Latz is one of our biggest supporters.
Click here to read her blog, featuring pictures of our vineyard.
For a Podcast of James Callahan and Annabelle, click here.
Wine Unwound, read more of this brilliant blog by Annabelle.
Sam and Pillsbury Wines are the cover story, in Frontdoors News, an online magazine. To read article and see photos, click here.
AZ Wines - Going Green - Featured in February issue of Green Living Magazine Click here to read full article and see pictures of Sam and our vineyard.
CHECK OUT this
Fantastic, unsolicited testimonal
"Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that you have changed my opinion on Arizona wine. I tried your WildChild White at Zona 78 in Tucson, AZ during a fundraising dinner for a local farmers market. I am blown away by it. We ended up buying half a case (I would have bought more if I had the money.) Your WildChild White is absolutely amazing. It has perfect balance and is great with both food and sipping on its own. I will be on lookout for more of your labels!
Ever wonder what it is like to make wine? Click here to watch Sam and James making wine
American Winery Guide.com reviewed our Tasting Room in Cottonwood
CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE
Best Local Winemaker - Phoenix Magazine
Best Arizona Winery 2012 - Arizona Foothills Magazine
‘Rising Stars of the Southwest’ Wine Spectator Magazine
‘Arizona’s finest wines’ - Jancis Robinson, ‘American Wine’
Pillsbury Wine Events
Friday, December 14th
Complimentary wine tasting
AJ's - Lone Mountain
Scottsdale and Lone Mountain Rds
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Sam will be there!
Saturday, December 15th
Sam Pillsbury joins the team in Cottonwood for an unforgettable
day of holiday cheer!!
Get those last minute gifts and bottles signed by Sam.
Friday, December 21st
Complimentary wine tasting
Scottsdale and Mercer
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday, December 22nd
"Pick Your Holiday Diva!"
For one day only, we are pulling a very limited amount of archive vintages of our Flagship Red Blend, 'Diva', out of the cellar to be
enjoyed by YOU!!
At our Cottonwood Tasting Room
On Main Street
Friday, January 18th
Wine maker dinner at The Saguaro
In Old Town Scottsdale
Sam and the chef at La Senora have planned a delicious menu
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Seats are limited, reserve yours soon
Click here for details
Looking for more to do and support
AZ wine...go to Willcox Wine Country's web page, click here.
****We entered 14 wines in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle American Wine Awards. There were 7000 wines entered from 36 states. We won 14 medals, all our wine entered placed. Our 2015 Shiraz, 'Guns & Kisses' got a double gold and our 2016 Viognier, 2016 Chardonnay and our 2014 Shiraz, 'Guns & Kisses got golds!****