Alcantara is a family-owned, local business that began in 2004. Owner Barbara Predmore states “the rocky limestone soil and sunny climate in the Verde is very similar to the wine making regions of France and Italy and after two years of experimentation the results are everything we hoped for and then some.”
Barbara Predmore with her passion for wine, art, and family, wanted to grow grapes in Arizona back in 2002, when Alcantara LLC was establish. After 3 years of careful investigation of soils, climate, and different areas, she found the perfect land at the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek. A blend of three different parcels located in Yavapai County, she worked with the community to bring vineyards to Northern Arizona. Working with the other pioneers of Northern Arizona Wines (Eric Glomski, Rod Snapp, and Maynard James Keenan) to put Northern Arizona winemaking on the map.
Arizona Farm Bureau – Yavapai County Vice-President
Arizona Wine Growers Association
Bob Predmore is a founding partner of Alcantara Vineyard and Winery and supports wife, Barbara, and son, Brian, in business oversight and project planning for strategic operations of Alcantara. Bob has been in the advanced technology design and construction industry for over 40 years providing program and portfolio management for major technology corporations. Bob is currently president of PPM Consulting, a partner in Nano-PM, and founding member and partner of ATDG- all serving the advanced technology industries. Bob has been in all facets of project delivery from site acquisition, programming, project funding, commissioning and turnover to operations for major manufacturing facilities around the world. Bob ran Intel design and construction from 2002-2009, responsible for over $2B annually in construction. He founded PPM in 1997 and was Director of Motorola Semiconductors from 1984-1996. Bob is a registered engineer and graduate of Cal Poly and currently teaches select courses in Program Management at ASU. His passion for good wine and the concept of vine to wine in a sustainable business supporting the Verde Valley growth makes him a strong advisor and advocate for Alcantara Owner of PPM – Predmore Program Management
Chief Operations Officer
Brian Predmore is currently the Chief Operations Officer for Alcantara Vineyards and Winery. He has been a major part of Alcantara since it was incorporated as Alcantara LLC back in 2002. His background of 15 years in Architecture has helped in planning, designing, and projecting the future of Alcantara in the growing wine industry in Northern Arizona. He works well with the other vineyards and wineries, and wants the wine industry in Arizona to succeed for everyone involved. He has recently moved up to Cottonwood, Arizona from Phoenix to be closer to Alcantara Vineyards, and the growing viticultural area of the Verde Valley. He wants all the Vineyard pioneers to show the rest of the world, that the Verde Valley can be the next Paso Robles, Temecula, or Napa Valley.
AWGA – Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) – President
Project Centrl (Rural Community Leadership Program) – Class XXV
Arizona Farm Bureau – Former Yavapai County Board Member (8/2017)
Verde Valley Wine Consortium – Former Board Member (1/2014 – 8/2015)
Owner of Paul Koehler Associates LLC (Structural Engineering)
South African native, Dominic Burke’s worldly endeavors cultivated his passion for the wine making craft. Establishing a strong foundation through his oenology and viticulture studies at the internationally revered, Elsenburg Agricultural College of Stellenbosch. Burke has spent more than 16 years participating in vintages throughout France, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. Encompassing both old and new world winemaking philosophies and techniques, Burke has crafted exceptional, award winning wines for boutique wineries throughout the northern and southern hemispheres – leading him to harness his talents as Alcantara’s winemaker.
Tasting Room / Wine Club Manager
Born and raised in Southern California then transplanted to Texas as a teenager, Kerry comes to us with 25 years in the hotel industry and outstanding customer service skills.
Kerry has been with Alcantara since 2007 and holds her basic Sommelier certification. she lives in Cottonwood with her husband Randy, 2 male Pug babies, Zeus & Apollo, a GSD named Athena and two cats, Gati & Buster.
When she’s not busy “wining” she’s out kayaking the Verde or hiking in the area.
OPEN DAILY FROM 11AM - 5PM
Alcantara Vineyards · 3445 S. Grapevine Way · Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 · (928) 649-8463