Aridus is a Latin word meaning dry or arid, pronounced “air-i-dus.”
Aridus Wine Company is a family owned custom crush winery located in the heart of Southeastern Arizona. Aridus opened its cellar doors in 2012 after refurbishing an existing 28,000 square foot apple warehouse. It is one of the largest winery facilities in the state, where it houses state of the art winemaking equipment. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the beauty of this modern rustic style winery is just as stunning as the wines it produces. By procuring prized grapes from Arizona, New Mexico, and California, Winemaker Lisa Strid blends the essence of exceptional terroir ranging from the desert to the California coast. Using cutting-edge winery equipment, we handcraft complex and balanced wines, which express the aromatic profile of what can only be made in Arizona.
Our award-winning winemaking techniques create elegant, approachable and perfectly balanced wines of the highest quality through blending the best of Old World and New World wine styles. Explore the difference of exceptional wines made from unique grapes produced in a 2014 design award-winning sustainable winery.
Aridus has owned 40 acres along Turkey Creek in Pearce, AZ since 2009. At 5,200 feet in elevation, the warm days and cool nights will bring its exceptional terroir and complexity with different aromatic profiles to our wines. Although planting is not complete, every year more vineyards are being established in the red rocky riverbed soils.
Aridus Wine Company also purchases only the best quality grapes from growers in and out of the state including:
ALBA VINEYARDS Willcox & Elfrida AZ
ASMUNDSON FAMILY VINEYARDS Willcox, AZ: Syrah, Viognier, Malbec
BUHL MEMORIAL VINEYARD Willcox, AZ: Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Bianca, Merlot
CHIRICAHUA VINEYARD Willcox, AZ: Tempranillo, Syrah
DEL RIO SPRINGS Paulden, AZ: Pinot Noir
HIGH LONESOME VINEYARDS Elfrida, AZ: Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Lemburger
LAUTERBACH CELLARS VINEYARDS Russian River, CA, Syrah
MESA VINEYARDS Santa Maria, CA: Chardonnay
NEW MEXICO VINEYARDS Deming NM: Malvasia Bianca, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Montepulciano
SANDOR VINEYARDS Pearce, AZ: Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre