Sonoita Vineyards Winery sits on a hilltop in the rolling grasslands of Southern Arizona at an elevation of 5000 feet. Elgin’s first commercial vineyard planted in 1979 and Sonoita Vineyards Winery opened in 1983. Our tasting room and gift shop are open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We hold three festivals a year: The Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards held in April; Harvest Festival in July/August and St. Martin’s New Release Festival in November. The winery has accommodations for special events in our Vintage room along with the winery grounds.; The Sonoita Vineyards annual fall celebration of St. Martin’s New Release includes barrel tasting of new and current releases wine & food pairings discussion with the winemake…more
Established in 1990, born out of a love of European wines, Callaghan Vineyards is wholeheartedly committed to growing and producing the best possible wines in Sonoita, Arizona. Together, Kent Callaghan and his father Harold planted the original vineyard. Kent has personally tended the vines and made every wine since the vineyard?s inception. In 2008 Wayne Tomasi, a family friend, began working in the vineyard as a volunteer and continues to do so.
At Rancho Rossa Vineyards, we prefer the ?hands off” approach, using old school techniques and allowing our grapes to make the wine with as little intervention from the wine maker as possible. We opened the tasting room in 2006 with just four wines. Our very first effort, the 2004 Syrah, won the AWGA award for best red wine in the state. We have followed with several other award-winning wines and have developed a small cult following for our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which is made only in very small quantities.
Wines made from grapes grown in Southern Arizona, from the Sonoita AVA, Wilcox Playa and Bowie. We still produce our wines in the traditional fashion, hand harvesting, sorting and foot stomping the reds. The wines are aged in French Oak, Hungarian Oak, Italian Chestnut and Stainless Steel. The winery has moved to the Stelvin ROPP cap and all of our wine bottlings from 2007 onward shall be in screw cap.
Less than 30 minutes from downtown Tucson Charron Vineyards is the perfect location to enjoy handcrafted Arizona wines and beautiful mountain views from our vineyard tasting room nestled in the Empire mountains. Enjoy a selection of fine wines including our famous White Merlot from one of the oldest vineyards in Southern Arizona. Leave the city heat behind and join us in the cooler mountain air for wine tasting Fri.?Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Come out to the vineyard and sample our exceptional, hand-crafted wines. Slow down and take in the scenery of this broad valley and its sky islands. Go for a stroll in the vineyard. Bring along a tasty picnic to enjoy with a bottle of Zarpara wine on the outdoor terrace.
Managing owners Mark and Jacque Cook opened Coronado Vineyards in November 2006, with the belief that the true value in wine is in its experience. Inherently, wine is created to be enjoyed by those who consume it. At Coronado Vineyards, we believe that whether your palate prefers sweeter and fruitier wines, or dry complex sophisticated wines, you only should consume wine which you enjoy. It is up to you to decide your favorite, and for that reason Coronado Vineyards creates wines distinctly for you and your individual taste. So enjoy a bottle of Coronado Vineyards’ wine with someone you find extraordinary, because we believe that every day is a special occasion.
Offering a magnificent view of the beautiful mountain ranges of Sonoita and is the perfect setting to taste our acclaimed wines. Upon entering guests immediately feel the warm Italian Gothic ambiance of this elegant setting. Open daily from 11 a.m.?5 p.m. the Kief-Joshua Vineyards Tasting Room offers six wines for tasting. Cost is $8 per tasting including souvenir glass.
We currently have five acres designated for vineyards on our property. We originally planted many varietals that did not fit the micro climate that exists on our plot of land. Although it has a nice southerly facing slope, we thought the cold air drainage would be adequate with the falling eastern terrain. After several years of data points, we identified the need to change some of our varietals to cope with the late spring frosts and early fall frosts. Read more about our vineyard by using the navigation on the left.
Lightning Ridge Cellars, a small family winery established in 2005, represents years of personal endeavor from the ground up. We’re proud to offer wines based on our Italian heritage. Our 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.