Sand-Reckoner Vineyards & Callaghan Vineyards featured in Forbes Magazine

November 24, 2020
By Matt Sterner

"From California to Virginia, New York to Arizona, and everywhere in between."

2020 has been a tough year for a lot of people, but the holiday season is in full effect, the calendar days are winding down, and everyone deserves to wine down, too.

Forbes recently released “A Very American Holiday Wine Lineup,” and both Sand-Reckoner Vineyards and Callaghan Vineyards made the highly touted list.

Callaghan Vineyards (Photo credit: Callaghan Vineyards)
Callaghan Vineyards (Photo credit: Callaghan Vineyards)

The two wineries have been recognized for their rosé and white wine.

Here’s what Forbes contributor Jessica Dupuy had to say about the 2018 Sand-Reckoner Grenache Rosé:

“Evocative of classic Provençal Grenache-based rosé, this wine is delightfully transportive. This is undoubtedly the intent of Rob Hammelman of Tucson-based Sand-Reckoner, who spent a few harvests in the Rhône Valley. Lush and berrylicious with notes of macerated strawberry and raspberry coulis, this wine is bright and zippy with a lovely mineral-driven finish.”

Sand-Reckoner Vineyards
Photo courtesy of Sand-Reckoner Vineyards

With Thanksgiving seeming a little strange this year, being that many people have spent the majority of the year avoiding big crowds and large gatherings, Sand-Reckoner wants to help you feel warm and fuzzy this holiday season with its wine deliveries.

When Forbes’ Dupuy got to tasting white wines from all around the country, she grew fond of the 2017 Callaghan Vineyards Greg’s Petit Manseng.

“From one of Arizona’s premier producers, this versatile wine shows the Petit Manseng grape’s strength, which originally hails from southwest France, in the Arizona soils. Broad and rich with tropical fruit and lush lemon, this grape has retained a nervy acidity that leads from the tip of the tongue straight to a juicy, lengthy finish.”

Callaghan Vineyards
Photo courtesy of Callaghan Vineyards

Callaghan Vineyards is also offering delivery or pickup — an incredible addition to any Thanksgiving dinner with the family and friends, or perhaps a nice companion to keep you company while you enjoy holiday movies in your living room.

There are plenty of other wonderful wineries in the region, and if you’re having trouble deciding which bottles to buy for the holidays, these two options should be a great start.

Callaghan Vineyards is located at 336 Elgin Rd., Elgin, Arizona 85611. For more information, visit Sand-Reckoner Vineyards has a tasting room in Tucson, located at 510 N. 7th Ave., suite 170. For more information, visit

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