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Sonoita Vineyards - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

290 Elgin Canelo Rd, Elgin, AZ 85611, USA

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About Sonoita Vineyards

This beautiful wineyards sits on a hilltop in the rolling grasslands of Southern Arizona at an elevation of 5,000 feet. This is the oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona. Sonoita Vineyards is now 3rd generation and includes over 30 acres of vines. Every bottle of wine is hand bottled, labeled, and capped in small batches at less than 2,000 bottles per vintage.


Attractions Near Sonoita Vineyards

Lightning Ridge Cellars
Lightning Ridge Cellars4.07km from Sonoita Vineyards

Lightning Ridge Cellars is a perfect example of the best wines Arizona has to offer. They offer wines based on Italian heritage. Their estate wines are made from classic Italian varietals: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Malvasia and Muscat Canelli. Clay soils, long warm summers, cool nights and an old world style of winemaking provide the perfect combination to produce rich, full-bodied wines.

Elgin Winery and Distillery
Elgin Winery and Distillery4.67km from Sonoita Vineyards

The Elgin Distillery is the highest awarded craft distillery on the planet, which produces ultra premium award winning spirits using local ingredients and time tested techniques. Each spirit is meticulously crafted by hand, resulting in high quality spirits that are second to none. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area.

Rancho Rossa Vineyards & Rescued Hearts Cellars

A 100% estate winery located in Elgin, Arizona. The wines are unique and masterfully created by the owner/winemaker Chris and his amazing wife Breanna. Every time you walk into this place, it’s familiar and comfortable with great music. Beyond that, you’ll meet a variety of animal hosts who are just as happy to see you as everyone else there.

Wilhelm Family Vineyards
Wilhelm Family Vineyards6.33km from Sonoita Vineyards

Wilhelm Family Vineyards strives to grow ultra-premium grapes on a unique terroir in the high desert of Sonoita. Their vineyard produces nearly 10 tones of fruit yearly. Each year, fruit is removed to insure the vine can support the maturing and ripening within our short growing season.

Canelo Hills Cienega Reserve
Canelo Hills Cienega Reserve7.11km from Sonoita Vineyards

The Canelo Hills Cienega Reserve, is a nature preserve southeast of Sonoita, Arizona on the east side of the Canelo Hills. The area's 260 acres are a mix of rare cienega wetland and black oak and Arizona fescue fields. The preserve is notable for the extremely rare Canelo ladies tresses orchid and the Gila chub and Gila sucker that grow along its alkaline banks. The ranch was purchased by the Nature Conservancy in 1969 from the Knipes family. It

Mustang Mountains
Mustang Mountains9.85km from Sonoita Vineyards

The Mustang Mountains are a mountain range located in the southeast region of Arizona, are on the northwest side of Fort Huachuca. They are found at the southern end of the Whetstone Mountains.

Where is Sonoita Vineyards

Discover More Attractions in Santa Cruz County, Where Sonoita Vineyards Is Located

Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz is a county in southern Arizona, United States. Santa Cruz County of Southern Arizona is a big mountain range by Sky Island standards, but there is relatively little convenient access. If you love nature, Santa Cruz makes an excellent launching pad. Board a boat tour from the wharf for whale-watching—grays, blues, or humpbacks, depending on the time of year—or take a winding drive in the Santa Cruz Mountains to see the ancient trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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