What Is an ADVENTURE + TASTING Tour?

Want to experience a lot of Northern Arizona in a small amount of time (only 10 hours!)?  On our combination ADVENTURE + TASTING Tour you will see and experience four of the most interesting parts of Northern Arizona all in one day! We’ll start the day from Sedona, Cottonwood or Prescott.  From here we head to Watson Lake near Prescott, a beautiful setting with large granite domes rising straight out of the water!  This is Read more…

5 Ways Time In The Outdoors Can Benefit Your Health

It’s no secret people have started getting outdoors more.  While playing outdoors may have been natural for the Baby Boomer generation, the 50 years or so afterward have experienced an explosion of technological advance which has led us to more time indoors.  But in the past 5 years or so, 20 – 30somethings (and really people of all ages) have started to turn their attention to the outdoors to find fulfillment and meaning. This may Read more…

4 Things You’ll Gain From a Crag To Vine Tour

Our goal at Crag To Vine is that our guests leave each and every tour feeling fulfilled and like they’ve had a one-of-a-kind experience.  Our tours are designed to be multifaceted so that you never get bored, and gain a well-rounded perspective of the place where you choose to spend your vacation. There are many ways we seek to accomplish this, but here are the four main categories of takeaways we hope you get from Read more…

3 Reasons Why We Chose Arizona

To some, Arizona may seem like an unlikely choice for a destination tour involving wine tastings (wine in the desert?), but we have found central Arizona to be the perfect embodiment of what we aim to offer in our tours – great wine, great recreation and rich cultural history!  Here are just a few of the reasons why Arizona is the ideal destination for a Crag To Vine tour: 1.) Unlimited Recreation Central Arizona is Read more…

What Sets Our Tours Apart?

This short blog should clear up any confusion about what exactly our tours offer, and how our tours are different than other companies on the market.    Our tour structure concept is unlike anything else you’ll find on the adventure tour market today, because we believe people like options, and prefer customization of their vacations over having to conform to a preset itinerary.  The basic idea behind Crag To Vine tours is that you should Read more…

3 Major Benefits of Rock Climbing

There are dozens of ways that rock climbing can be beneficial to your well-being, but most of them can be separated into three major categories.  If you’re considering trying rock climbing for the first time, or even if you’re a seasoned climber and just want to know more about what you gain from practicing this sport, this article will give you a brief but detailed insight into what rock climbing can offer. 1.  Physical Strength Read more…

Who is Crag To Vine?

So before we get too far ahead of ourselves we thought we should give everyone a proper introduction.  We are Brittany and Evan Matthews, the couple behind Crag To Vine Adventure Tours.  We are both natives of North Carolina who in our mid-twenties were bitten by the “travel bug,” in a big way.  Shortly after graduating from Appalachian State University, where we met and cultivated a love for both each other and for the outdoors, Read more…

An Introduction to Verde Valley Wines

It is a little known fact, even among many wine enthusiasts, that there is a small pocket of land just northwest of Phoenix, Arizona which is home to a young but rapidly maturing wine region known as the Verde Valley.  Most folks are familiar with the Willcox region of southern Arizona, but this up-and-coming center of production near Sedona is somewhat unknown to the masses, and therefore still retains much of its small town charm Read more…