If you think Arizona wine doesn't compare to wine made in Sonoma or Napa Valley, you're right.
Arizona wine doesn't compare, but not for the reasons you may think.
Robert Leopardi, Southern Arizona director of sales for Quench Fine Wines, has been working his way up the wine industry for 40 years. In his current role, he represents wines from around the world, including Arizona.
"I think you have to understand what Arizona wines are, what their history has been and how young the industry is," said Leopardi. "And rather than compare it to someplace like Napa or necessarily the old world, you compare it to places like maybe the Pacific Northwest."