Our Story

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A message from the owners, Stephen and Nancy Basila:

Like many Arizona natives, our family has fallen in love with the beauty, ambiance, and relaxation that Elgin, Arizona has to offer. It has a special place in our hearts, and we want to share this feeling with wine lovers from around the world. 

Our property offers 16.5 acres of high desert bliss with 7,500 Sagrantino, Albarino, Counoise, Cabernet Franc, Aglianico, and Malvasia Bianca grape vines. Autumn Sage Tasting Room offers a unique tasting experience. Situated next to the vineyard, it has comfortable handicap accessible indoor and  outdoor seating. Nearby Autumn Park is the center and focus for outdoor events. The park boasts a classic gazebo and dock overlying a fishing pond, perfect for outdoor weddings, anniversaries, festivals, and corporate events. There are picture-perfect mountain ranges in every direction with rolling hills that turn green during monsoon season.  Amidst our high desert scenery, you'll find autumn sage plants sprinkled throughout the property (unique to the Southwest).​ 

Your tasting travels won't be complete until you've visited our neighboring wineries and distilleries; a must-do for travelers and locals alike. 

Life is better when it's shared with others.  Come and share it with us at beautiful Autumn Sage.

Our Vineyard Grapes

Sagrantino

Sagrantino

Sagrantino

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Sagrantino is an Italian red wine grape not widely known outside of Montefalco Italy located in the region of Umbria in Central Italy.  Autumn Sage is one of the largest producers of Sagrantino grapes in the US. 

Albarino

Sagrantino

Sagrantino

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Albarino is a Spanish white grape from the Iberian Peninsula which is also part of Portugal.  This grape is known as Alvarinho in Portugal but it's the same grape varietal.

Counoise

Sagrantino

Cabernet Franc

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Counoise is a dark-skinned red wine grape from the Rhone Valley region of France.  The availability of Counoise grapes/wine is limited, the late harvest date discourages many producers from growing this varietal.

Cabernet Franc

Malvasia Bianca

Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Franc is a red wine grape from France.  Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide and the parent grape of both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  

Aglianico

Malvasia Bianca

Malvasia Bianca

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Aglianico is a red wine grape from the southern regions of Italy.  The grape produces wine with the trademark color of deep garnet.

Malvasia Bianca

Malvasia Bianca

Malvasia Bianca

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Malvasia Bianca is a dominant member of the Malvasia family of white grapes.  Grown historically in the Mediterranean region, it's widely believed that Malvasia Bianca originated  in the country of Greece.