Contributed Photo: Sancho the dog cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of Waggin’ Vineyard & Estates in Globe on Thursday, Jan. 1. With him, from left, are owners Daisy Flores and Timothy Trent.
Grand Opening special to be held January 11
By Jon Johnson
GLOBE – After years of toil, Globe’s first and only vineyard and winery, the Waggin’ Vineyard & Estate, celebrated its ribbon cutting Thursday, Jan. 2 with help from the business’ mascot, Sancho the dog, who insists that the offerings will make your tail wag.
Sancho was joined by owners Daisy Flores and Timothy Trent, who welcomed the public to enjoy the signature winery in Globe.
After a trip to Flores’ uncle’s vineyard in France in 2011, Trent stared out from the deck behind their home at the hillside and imagined it full of grapevines. Thus, the seed was planted and the idea for Waggin’ Vineyard & Estate begun.
Through years of hard work and cultivation, the winery is now supplied with seven wines and sports its own unique brand of blended reds, including Sweet Madame (Cabernet, Shiraz), Bandita Red (Petit Verdot), Globe’s Delicate Red (Merlot, Cabernet, Shiraz), and Zinful Red (Merlot/Zinfandel) as well as its own brand of whites, including Globe’s Gold (Chardonnay), Fetch (Marsanne), and Gate’s Open (Mavasia, Grenache Blanc, Pic Poul). A food menu is also forthcoming to pair with the wines.
The winery is open Thursdays – Sundays, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is located at 1540 E. South Street off U.S. Highway 60 directly across from the Best Western Copper Hills Inn and Denny’s restaurant. The venue is open for tastings, bottle purchasings or special events, such as weddings, parties, or birthday celebrations.
Trent and Flores also invite the public to their grand opening celebration Saturday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. During the grand opening, tasting for all seven wines will be just $14.95 and includes a custom Waggin’ glass. Bottles will also be available for purchase.
For more information or to pre-order or schedule an event, call Waggin’ Vineyard & Estates at (928) 961-6250 or “drop them a bone” by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.