Our Vineyard

In 2013, the Norton family selected an historic farm site in Camp Verde, Arizona as for our future vineyard and winery. Over the next three years we planted just over five acres of vines compatible with our growing season, soils and micro-climate.

Today, nestled in among pecan groves, pastures, small farms and produce stands, we are successfully growing six varietals. Primitivo, Montepulciano and Aglianico vines are planted in the former pasture where the soils are fertile and winter temperatures cold. Malvasia Bianca, Sangiovese, and Barbera vines are planted on the hillside where the soils are well-drained and the summer temperatures are warm.

Why Italian varietals?

When we first contemplated starting a boutique vineyard and winery in Camp Verde, we were guided by lasting impressions from family visits to Italy. All agreed that the mosaic of vineyards, orchards, villages, mountains and rivers of northern Italy created an unforgettable “sense of place.” As such, we decided to plant Italian varietal grapes in an area of historical and contemporary small-scale agriculture. Tending these varietals reconnects us in a very personal way to a memorable place and culture. It also serves as a reminder that our goal at Salt Mine Vineyard and Winery is to create a place-based experience that integrates sustainable agriculture, scenic mountains, flowing rivers and streams, and a friendly small-town atmosphere.


Malvasia Bianca, Sangiovese, and Barbera grapes are planted in the hillside vineyard.

Salt Mine Wine


Physical address:
536 W. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde AZ 86322

Mailing address:
PO Box 2840
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Visiting Hours for Spring & Summer 2023:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays