Until recently, “wine country” and “Southern Utah” were two terms that most visitors to the region wouldn’t have put together. But now, a vibrant wine trail is emerging, with beautiful vineyards and wineries bringing a whole new experience to visitors of Southern Utah.

The Southern Utah wine trail is set to include five unique wineries, stretching from Cedar City in the North to Hildale, on the border of Utah and Arizona. One of the wineries on the trail is the new Water Canyon Winery. Now, visitors eager to enjoy the beautiful red rock landscapes and famous national parks will also get to experience a Utah wine tasting, tour our vineyard, and more. A resort also located on the property provides the perfect destination for wine lovers and outdoor lovers alike.

Is the best winery in Utah hiding in Hildale? Soon, guests will be able to find out for themselves. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about visiting the new Water Canyon Winery, and about planning your first visit to this unique new destination.

Water Canyon Winery

Water Canyon Winery is a family-owned and operated winery and vineyard located in Hildale, Utah. This new winery, vineyard, and resort property will welcome families, couples, friends, and more, looking to enjoy this unique and beautiful region in a totally new way.

Opening in the Spring of 2022, Water Canyon Winery will offer a variety of experiences to visitors. Utah wine tours will allow guests to see the vineyard up close and personal, with row after row of grapes set against the stunning red rock cliffs and mountains in the distance. Learn about the process of growing the perfect grapes, and how they go from the wine to the bottle to your glass. You’ll even have the chance to see different parts of the process in action. Whether you love wine or just want to learn more about how it’s made, this is an experience you won’t want to miss!

In addition to a tour of the winery and vineyards, wine tastings will give visitors a chance to sample the result of the vineyard. Food trucks and entertainment will help to complete the experience.

Our Vineyard

The Vineyard at Water Canyon features an acre and half of grapevines that overlook the incredible Canaan Mountain ranges. Today, the vineyard produces four variatals of grapes, including:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sangiovese
  • Barbara
  • Cabernet Franc

Around September of each year, four tons of grapes are harvested. These turn into the wine varieties that guests will be able to taste during their tour, and perhaps take home a souvenir bottle or two to enjoy long after their vacation is over. During your tour of the vineyard, you’ll learn more about these unique varietals, and what makes them the right choice for the wines produced at Water Canyon Winery.

More Than Just Wine Tasting

In addition to wine tours and tastings, Water Canyon Winery will also feature a venue available for rent and open for events. With an outdoor pavilion with plenty of room for seating and entertainment areas, the venue will be the perfect setting for romantic weddings, intimate retreats, fun reunions, and more! Besides making the perfect setting for your next event, you’ll have a chance to add a unique touch, serving your guests wines made right there on the property. 

Also located on the property is Water Canyon Resort. This luxury resort features one- and two-bedroom studios. Ideal for families, couples, and other travelers, these studios are the perfect basecamp for exploring Southern Utah. Day trip to Zion National Park or some of the region’s unique state parks. Closer to your temporary home, you can explore the desert oasis of Water Canyon, go mountain biking in Gooseberry Mesa, take an off-road tour of Coral Pink Sand Dunes state park, and more. This tranquil landscape is an outdoor lover’s paradise, but also a great spot to enjoy a relaxing vacation.

Water Canyon Resort is already welcoming guests. After the Water Canyon Winery opens later this Spring, the resort will also be the perfect location for guests looking to extend their visit to the winery, as well as for guests attending weddings and other events at the on-site venue. Also coming soon to Water Canyon Resort are Southern Utah Yoga Retreats, which will allow guests to unwind and get their zen-on in one of the nation’s most beautiful natural settings. 

Whether you’re looking to plan a short, but relaxing weekend getaway with friends or a longer vacation that gives you a chance to experience more of the surrounding area, Water Canyon Resort and Winery is set to become a premier destination in Southern Utah. While the resort will offer plenty of adult-friendly activities and amenities, it’s also a great destination for families. With plenty of space in the individual studios for families, Water Canyon Resort is the perfect basecamp for exploring some of the family-friendly destinations and activities the region has to offer.

Planning a Visit to Water Canyon Resort and Winery

The Southern Utah wine tour will soon begin to welcome guests, offering tourists and locals alike a unique experience that has long been missing from the region. Whether you want to sample your favorite reds and whites, learn more about the process of turning grapes into wine, or are looking for some unique and delicious souvenirs to take home from your next vacation, you’ll want to plan ahead to give yourself time to visit all five of the wineries located on the Southern Utah Wine Tour.

Ready to see for yourself whether the best winery in Utah is going to be located in Hildale? Book your stay at Water Canyon Resort today to start planning your visit to the winery when it opens to guests later this Spring