It was a long and winding road that led Deb Wahl, Oak Creek Vineyard’s proprietor and a trained chemist, to Northern Arizona’s Verde Valley. Born in Croatia, Deb spent most of her youth in South Africa, subsequently migrating to Boston and becoming an American citizen. In 2000, Deb and her family visited Sedona, a small, but celebrated northern Arizona town in the Upper Sonoran Desert perched at a 4,500-foot elevation amid a slew of majestic red sandstone formations.
Their estate vineyard and winery is located in the Verde Valley in northern Arizona, roughly 100 miles north of Phoenix. The valley is 35 miles long and encompasses a variety of incredibly scenic high desert landscapes, most notably the amazing red rock formations near Sedona. The area surrounding our winery on Page Springs Road was settled originally by Native American peoples dating back to the 8th century.