OUR FARM TO YOUR TABLE.
OUR VINES TO YOUR GLASS.

Sitting adjacent to our 9,500 square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility and surrounded by a 4.5-acre vineyard consisting of Graciano, Tempranillo, and Garnacha grape varieties, the Merkin Vineyards Hilltop Winery & Trattoria is our latest restaurant in Cottonwood, Arizona. While here, take in the sites of our winery and barrel room, on-site greenhouse and bottle shop, and more.

Chef Chris Smith helms the 6,600-square-foot restaurant with a stunning 270-degree view of the Verde Valley. Our new menu includes fresh salads, handmade pasta, wood-oven pizzas, and a large central bar and outdoor patio. The neighboring winery, which can be viewed as guests enter the restaurant, houses our 8,000-case production facility and display barrel room, with six custom concrete fermentation and aging cubes.

Located at the base of the complex is the Merkin Vineyards Pocket Park Gelateria, where customers can purchase freshly made gelato and secure a token for the Hilltop Tram that will transport them to the top of the development, a reminder of the area’s copper mining past. Gelato Master Kelley E. Foy oversees the production and rotation of seasonal gelato flavors.

Visit Us

770 N Verde Heights Dr.
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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  • Sunday: 10am-8pm
  • Mon-Thur: 11am-9pm
  • Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm

Service is first come, first served.

Reservations are available for parties of 8 of larger – please call to book.

Ph: (928) 639-1001


OUR TEAM

CHRISTOPHER “CHEF SMITHERS” SMITH Executive Chef
Joey Dahlin General Manager
Maynard James Keenan Owner / Winemaker