Golden Rule Vineyards

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Golden Rule Vineyards
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Golden Rule Vineyards - Vineyard Tasting Room is nestled along the eastern slope of the Gunnison Mountains, on the western side of the Sulphur Springs Valley. Come for a tasting, or bring a picnic lunch that you may enjoy on our elevated porch overlooking the valley. Enjoy beautiful views of the Cochise Stronghold area and the Dragoon mountain range to the south, or gaze east toward the Chiricahua mountain range and Dos Cabezas perched almost directly over the historic town of Willcox. Located within the Willcox AVA (American Viticultural Area) and Willcox Wine Country, we offer a large selection of premium Arizona wines and Cochise Groves pistachios. Everything you will find here is 100% Arizona and proudly supportive of other local and state businesses.
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3525 N Golden Rule Rd, Cochise, AZ 85606-8721
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9 reviews
Very good

Dirk L
Scottsdale, AZ33 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
My wife and I, along with our trusty Vizsla "Jovi," dropped in on the Golden Rule Vineyards a few days ago. We are part of a group called Harvest Hosts, which enables Rvers to find farms and vineyards to stop over and spend the night. Ruth and Jim have made Golden Rule Vineyards a part of the Harvest Hosts network, so after calling to make sure they had space for us, we swung by to spend the night after a day of hiking the mountains of SE Arizona. They could not have made us feel more welcome. The wine tasting room is very nice, and the pistachios, as noted in some of the other reviews, are fantastic. But the big surprize was the wine. We don't expect too much from AZ wine yet, but all of the selections we tasted at GRV were excellent. We purchased several bottles, and continued our "private wine tasting" once we were settled in for the night. Both Ruth and Jim are loaded with information about the area, and were more than happy to spend their time talking with us, when they were not spoiling our dog with treats and attention. All in all, we cold not have had a better evening. If you like good wine and good company, I would encourage you to visit the GRV. If you are a member of Harvest Hosts, I would strongly recommend stopping there for the night, if you are in that part of Arizona.
Written March 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike H
Phoenix, AZ1,910 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We found Ruth and Jim when they were first opening up their tasting room. They have quite a story to tell and they produce some very nice wines. They are out by themselves off Dragoon Road but it is worth the trip. We took our friends there and they thoroughly enjoyed the wines. If you can make it to the tasting room then to the Willcox Wine Festivals held in the spring and fall and try their wines. You won't be disappointed.
Written February 10, 2018
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Tucson, AZ19 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
We made a slight detour to stop at this small vineyard midday on a Sunday. They are so gracious and welcoming. Our dog was able to hang out on the patio and visit with the resident dog. They provided a complimentary bowl of pistachios from their trees and they were the best I have ever enjoyed. They welcome you to bring a picnic to enjoy with your wine selection. We were drinking dry whites and they were great.
Written November 2, 2017
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5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Golden Rule Vineyards is out of the way it worth the travel. Their pistachios are so go that one has to say, “I bet you can’t eat just 50!” The visit is to a home with a very pleasant tasting room. The owners are wonderful and gracious folks and knowledgeable when it comes to crafting excellent wines. It was so good that we left with two large bags of pistachios and a case of wine, as did everyone in our party of 7. It was a great visit.
Written November 10, 2019
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James B
Sandpoint, ID35 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
If you get off I-10 at the Dragoon Road exit (#318), Golden Rule Vineyards is about a 15 minute drive. The last couple of miles are dirt road, but it is in pretty good shape, as long as you aren’t going during a thunderstorm in monsoon season.

The tasting room is comfortable and whimsically decorated. They have indoor and outdoor seating with nice views of Dragoon Peak at the north end of the Dragoon Mountains. Indoors, you can choose to sit at the wine bar or at a table. We had fun sitting at the wine bar and conversing with the owners and the folks who work there. The winery owners also operate a pistachio farm, and their pistachios are delicious. We went home with a 3-lb bag for $25. If you think California pistachios are good, just wait until you try Arizona pistachios. Much better flavor in our opinion.

My wife and I visited during their Valentine’s Day celebration when they were offering a vertical tasting of their Sangiovese and Syrah wines. In case you don’t already know (we didn’t!), a vertical tasting is when they serve different vintages of the same wine. We enjoyed both varieties, marveling at how much difference a year makes. For our tasting, the bottle prices ranged from $15 to $35. We ended up going home with a 2013 Sangiovese ($15) and a 2014 Commonwealth ($24). I wanted to try the Commonwealth mainly because it was named after a famous local gold and silver mine near Pearce, Arizona, but it also happens to be very good. (It’s a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Petit Syrah.)

Southeastern Arizona is becoming known for producing excellent wines, and Golden Rule Vineyards is one of the reasons. If you love going wine tasting, they are worth visiting.
Written February 14, 2019
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Red Wing, MN130 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
What a delightful surprise! First time visit, thoroughly enjoyed every pour. Our server, Jenn, was a delight and we really enjoyed chatting with her. We spent about an hour tasting great wines, noshing pistrachio nuts, and watching Jenn put up the Christmas Tree. Bought a case of the Sangovise 2011 to enjoy later. Very much look forward to a return visit!
Written December 8, 2018
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Green Valley, AZ654 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you are intimidated by dirt roads, stay away, but if you enjoy good wines served in a down-home setting by the people who grow the grapes, Golden Rule Vineyards is worth the trip. They have a good range of varietals and blends, and we enjoyed every wine we tasted. My wife and I have tasted wine at over 200 wineries in six different states, and we consider Golden Rule to be among the best. Plus, the prices are very reasonable. Ruth was a gracious hostess, taking plenty of time to tell us about the wines and about the area. If you're in the area, make the trip!
Written March 29, 2018
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Tricia F
Twin Falls, ID590 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
I, and my sister-in-law, drove down specifically to pick up more of their fantastic "Blacklisted" Bordeaux-Style Blend. I sampled it at the Wilcox Wine Festival this summer and bought several bottles and decided to drive down when I had reached the end of the last one purchased.

You have to watch for the sign as it is on the South side of the road at the road/driveway entrance and if you are zipping along as I was, enjoying the beautiful scenery in Dragoon area, you might miss it. Not that it is small just on the road to the winery.

The owner is a happy person and spent time with us discussing and explaining their process. This winery is the only one (that I have tried) in AZ that my taste buds like. Not to say we don't have great wineries, but my tastebuds like this one in particular!

Enjoy your time there. I can't tell you this is a "must do" but you might miss something special in wine if you don't. Also try their Microburst 2015.

No one every ask this senior for my ID but I am sure you need it if you are young.
Written August 20, 2017
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Kingston, Canada9 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
We spent a couple of hours with Ruth, who with husband Jim, owns Golden Rule Vineyards outside Cochise, Arizona. The farm grows both grapes and pistachios and as we sampled wines and munched on pistachios, Ruth filled us in on Arizona's growing wine industry and the ins and outs of growing pistachios. The wines are great (as are the pistachios) and we came away a lot more knowledgeable. Ruth is a fount of information. And we have a supply of wine to enjoy. We highly recommend a visit to Golden Rule Vineyards and the whole Willcox area.
Written February 3, 2017
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