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Sonoita Vineyards, Elgin

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The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards was started in 1974, opened in 1983 and now includes over 50 acres of vines. Aided by the unique growing conditions of the Sonoita Appellation (AVA – American Viticultural Area), the winery consistently creates award winning wines, including a Cabernet Sauvignon chosen by national wine critics to serve at a Presidential Inauguration Gala. Perched at an elevation of 5,000 feet among rolling grasslands, the vineyard is surrounded on three sides by soaring mountain ranges.

The staff is small making each vintage of wine a one of a kind experience. The small staff does all the production and vine care under the guidance of Lori Reynolds, our Winemaker and granddaughter to our founder Dr. Gordon Dutt and Robi Reynolds, our Vineyard Manager.

Every bottle of wine is hand bottled, labeled and capped in small batches at less than 2,000 bottles per vintage. Our grapes come no further than the Southeastern Arizona Region with the majority of wines being vinted from estate grapes.
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  • Compared to Callaghan's...also in Elgin... this is not a close second. Only 2 whites to try. The Pinot Noir....tasting was good, nice finish 
    Compared to Callaghan's...also in Elgin... this is not a close second. Only 2 whites to try. The Pinot Noir....tasting was good, nice finish  more »
  • I have been stopping off here for over 20 years. I was sad when they stopped making Cochise, my favorite white. MeCaSah is a full-bodied beautifully blended red. I’m not a fan of Merlot, but the... 
    I have been stopping off here for over 20 years. I was sad when they stopped making Cochise, my favorite white. MeCaSah is a full-bodied beautifully blended red. I’m not a fan of Merlot, but the...  more »
  • I wanted to like all 4 wines we sampled for $15, but of the two whites and 2 reds we tried, only the MeCaSa red was one we thought had a depth of flavor somewhat like a cab. One white was so floral.....  more
    I wanted to like all 4 wines we sampled for $15, but of the two whites and 2 reds we tried, only the MeCaSa red was one we thought had a depth of flavor somewhat like a cab. One white was so floral.....  more »
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  • Thank you so much for allowing us to hold a surprise birthday party for our friend. It was fun being able to park our RVs on your property for this event! And despite not being able to drink wine myself, our friends enjoyed your wine selection.
  • Thank you so much for allowing me to come for a SECOND birthday party! (Was here about 3 weeks ago) The views are astounding, you have my favorite Pinot Noir of all time, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The balcony is the best!!! Wow, those views! Thanks again!
  • The scenic and easy drive to get there was lovely. The parking area is very large. The view was gorgeous. Unfortunately it was unseasonably cold and windy, so we were unable to sit outside on the large patio to enjoy our wine. The gal manning the retail store was lovely and very helpful. We had a wonderful overnight stay and can't even imagine how magical it would be if it was a sunny day. They also have live music on Saturdays (check with Covid scheduling). Highly recommend.
  • The staff was so friendly and helpful! The wines were good and I loved the specialty items like the mulled wine! Thanks for a fun weekend!
  • Beautiful spot in wine country!!! We stayed a couple nights in the RV parking area. They have a BIG field for RV parking. We even fit with our 44ft Toyhauler!!! Which is not a common thing! Wine was great, staff was great!!!! Thank you!

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