Alcantara Vineyard and Winery
Alcantara Vineyards is one of the largest vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona. We have winery tours and tastings with an outstanding selection of red and white wines. Alcantara Vineyards is a dream venture created by Barbara and husband Bob to provide their family and partners the opportunity to live the dream of growing a vineyard community and winery. It was in cultivating the vineyards and embracing the land that Barbara and her family soon realized there was a bigger picture in this hidden treasure along the confluence of two rivers. You’ll find Alcantara Vineyards has over 13,000 vines and offers 12 different varietals. While you sip wine and enjoy our peaceful surroundings, which include vineyards, a grass picnic area, the Verde River and bald eagles flying overhead, you’ll find you are part of our community and family.
- One of the largest vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona.
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Barbara Predmore with her passion for wine, art, and family, wanted to grow grapes in Arizona back in 2002, when Alcantara LLC was establish. After 3 years of careful investigation of soils, climate, and different areas, she found the perfect land at the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek. A blend of three different parcels located in Yavapai County, she worked with the community to bring vineyards to Northern Arizona. Working with the other pioneers of Northern Arizona Wines (Eric Glomski, Rod Snapp, and Maynard James Keenan) to put Northern Arizona winemaking on the map.
Bob Predmore – Owner
Bob Predmore is a founding partner of Alcantara Vineyard and Winery and supports wife, Barbara, and son, Brian, in business oversight and project planning for strategic operations of Alcantara. Bob has been in the advanced technology design and construction industry for over 40 years providing program and portfolio management for major technology corporations. Bob is currently president of PPM Consulting, a partner in Nano-PM, and founding member and partner of ATDG- all serving the advanced technology industries. Bob has been in all facets of project delivery from site acquisition, programming, project funding, commissioning and turnover to operations for major manufacturing facilities around the world. Bob ran Intel design and construction from 2002-2009, responsible for over $2B annually in construction. He founded PPM in 1997 and was Director of Motorola Semiconductors from 1984-1996. Bob is a registered engineer and graduate of Cal Poly and currently teaches select courses in Program Management at ASU. His passion for good wine and the concept of vine to wine in a sustainable business supporting the Verde Valley growth makes him a strong advisor and advocate for Alcantara Owner of PPM – Predmore Program Management.
Cliff Paul – Owner / Investor
Owner of Paul Koehler Associates LLC (Structural Engineering)
Brian Predmore – Chief Operating Officer
Brian Predmore is currently the Chief Operations Officer for Alcantara Vineyards and Winery. He has been a major part of Alcantara since it was incorporated as Alcantara LLC back in 2002. His background of 15 years in Architecture has helped in planning, designing, and projecting the future of Alcantara in the growing wine industry in Northern Arizona. He works well with the other vineyards and wineries, and wants the wine industry in Arizona to succeed for everyone involved. He has recently moved up to Cottonwood, Arizona from Phoenix to be closer to Alcantara Vineyards, and the growing viticultural area of the Verde Valley. He wants all the Vineyard pioneers to show the rest of the world, that the Verde Valley can be the next Paso Robles, Temecula, or Napa Valley.
Kerry Loftus – Tasting Room Manager / Wine Club Supervisor
Born and raised in Southern California then transplanted to Texas as a teenager, Kerry comes to us with 25 years in the hotel industry and outstanding customer service skills.
Kerry has been with Alcantara since 2007 and holds her basic Sommelier certification. she lives in Cottonwood with her husband Randy, 2 male Pug babies, Zeus & Apollo, a GSD named Buddy and two cats, Sid Vicious & Kittae.
When she’s not busy “wining” she’s out kayaking the Verde or hiking in the area.
An Oasis in Cottonwood
Cresting the lip of the valley the vineyard appears like an oasis in the desert. Tasting is a delightful experience. The wine samples were large portions served with an antipasto, (extra charge) at reasonable intervals to appreciate each selection to it's full extent.
The wines I found to be remarkably good, undoubtedly due to the careful selection of the ideal location at the convergence of Verde River with Oak Creek. The glasses provided as souvenirs of the tasting were better quality stemware than I have received from any other vineyard and I have gone to many.
Sitting outside with a view of the valley we were delighted to greet visitors arriving by kayak.
When departing other visitors arrived on horseback.
This is a destination vineyard to go out of your way to experience.