Grand Water to Wine Adventure

Blend your day with a unique combination of a float trip down the Verde River with an afternoon visiting the most celebrated vineyards of the Verde Valley.

Alcantara Vineyards & Winery

Blend the fun and adventure of an Inflatable Kayak trip down the Verde River with an afternoon of wine tasting at the award-winning vineyards of the Verde Valley and you get the idea this combines the 2 most unique adventures in this high desert oasis. Your Grand Water to Wine Adventure starts with our Classic Water to Wine Tour that includes about 1.5 hours river float trip on a 2.5 mile scenic stretch of the Verde River with just enough chutes and riffles to add a bit of excitement without ruffling any feathers and ends at the Tuscan farmhouse of the Alcantara Vineyards for your wine tasting delight. The second part of your Grand Adventure guides you on a wonderful afternoon of Verde Valley Vineyards. We visit and taste yummy award-winning wines of 3 – 4 beautiful vineyards the Verde Valley on this afternoon wine tasting adventure.



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Essential Tour Information

Activity Details – (Total time approximately 7 hours, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.)

Begin with: Classic Water to Wine Tour

  • 10:00 am – Pick up at the Hotels, Inns or B & B’s in Cottonwood and Clarkdale, Az.
    • Shuttle bus can hold up to 15 customers
  • 10:30 pm – Shuttle arrives and you meet your professional river guide at the Alcantara Vineyards and depart for River Access Point at Black Canyon.
    • Alcantara is about 20 minutes east of the Tavern Hotel.
  • 11:00 am Arrive at River Access Point Black Canyon all boats and gear are ready to go.
  • 11:15 am – Safety talk and instruction
  • 11:30 am – Guided river trip launches
    • The river trip is about 1.5-hour river trip in safe, stable inflatable kayaks floating to the vineyard
    • Verde River is a gorgeous high desert spring feed creek flowing gently through central Arizona and the only designated Wild and Scenic River in the state.
    • Guest recommended to bring a change of clothes and leave in shuttle bus, the vineyard has outdoor restrooms
  • 1:00 pm – River trip arrives at the Alcantara Vineyard
    • Wine tasting begins
    • Rosters of guest are emailed to wine tasting staff in the morning
    • Guest may change in the outdoor restrooms

After you finish your wine tasting at the Alcantara you Vineyard Tour begins at about 2:00 pm

Vineyard Tour Begins

  • 2:00 pm – Departs Alcantara Vineyards
  • 2:30 pm – Arrive at Page Springs Cellars for wine tasting
  • 3:30 pm – Arrive at Javelina Leap/Oak Creek Vineyards for wine tastings
  • 4:30 pm – Wine tasting adventure ends and shuttle departs Page Spring area
  • 5:00 pm – Shuttle arrives and guest depart @ Hotel, Inn or B & B.



  • Professional river and wine tour guide for the entire trip.
  • All boats and gear
  • All taxes, fees, and charges
  • $20 credit per person for Alcantara ONLY wine tasting, food or gifts.
  • Transportation shuttle to the river access point all the vineyards and return to Hotel, Inn or B & B.



  • Gratuities (recommended) $15 per person
  • Wine tasting fee’s, food or gifts at each of the vineyards (excluding the Alcantara)
  • Lunch


Additional Information

  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund 


Booking details

  • Weekday Price:
    • $157.00 Per person
      • All inclusive
  • WEEKEND Price:
    • $167.00 Per person
      • All inclusive
  • Maximum guest
    • 15
  • Age
    • 21 to participate in wine tasting
  • Duration
    • 7 – 8 hours


Departure Time

  • 10:00 am – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • Closed Tuesday


Additional Information

  • River trip not recommended for participants with back problems
  • River trip not recommended for pregnant women
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Change of clothes recommended for after the river trip.
  • Comfortable water and walking shoes are recommended
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund



  • Some of the Vineyards are closed
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day




Min. 4 people per trip, this would include your party (of 2)and others (2+) on the same trip, reservations required.