Javelina Leap Winery & Cafe

One of the things I miss the most about Northern Virginia is the plethora of accessible wineries. They are plentiful and set up in a such a way that everyone can head out to a winery or two and make a day of it.

Hubby and I loved to while away a Sunday sitting on the porch of  a favorite winery and listen to the live music while looking out over acres of vines and horse farms.  Not a bad life.

While there aren’t as many wineries around Tucson as there are in Northern Virginia, we’ve managed to find some favorites. Our idea of a good winery day is a place where you can kick back and relax, drink great wine and nibble on snacks with good friends. Of course a view is pretty nice too.

Javelina Leap is one of our favorites – our only complaint is that it’s all the way up in Cornville so we don’t get there as often as we like.

I’m a fan of dry red wine and Javelina Leap has plenty of them to make me happy. In fact, after my tasting I had a hard time deciding what wine I wanted to bring home! On our recent visit some of my favorites were Sangiovese,  Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Tempranillo.

The white wine drinkers in our group were pleased with the Sauvignon Blanc.

The tasting room is spacious enough for a few large parties to stand around the bar and the back event room has seating for groups up to 50. (I’m guestimating, you’ll have to call them to find out the exact specs). The property is well-decorated and comfy – just the kind of place we like to hang out with friends and family. Now, if only they’d have live music we’d be set.

To learn more about Javelina Leap, their wines and banquet space,  check out their website here.