About Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery
Ignacio took his first viticulture classes at the University of Arizona at age 20, where he learned two methods of farming grapes: organic and non-organic. He wasn’t able to pursue a career in viticulture at that time as the funds required to purchase land were not available. His career path took him in a different direction but he maintained his interest in vines by planting small vineyards to make wine at each location he was moved to during his career.
After 33 years, he was ready to pursue his dream and went on a search to find a place with the right soil composition, climate, and availability of clean water to grow his vineyard. In 1999, he found his place in the fertile valley of West Clear Creek, and Clear Vineyard & Winery was born. Ignacio has achieved his goal to have an Estate Boutique Winery using only his sustainably-grown grapes to make his wines. Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery was the first winery to receive the Silver Innovator Sustainability Certification in Arizona. His Rio Claro wines are individual with limited production and unique in style.
Come and experience Clear Creek Vineyard & Winery with its lush green vineyard, crystal clear pond, and mountain vistas. It is the ideal pastoral interlude for you and your friends to sit back, relax and sip our Rio Claro Wines.