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Sonoita Vineyards, Elgin

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
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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  • 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 »
  • Wines were pretty good. Great servers! Love the indoor tasting room. Go up to the second floor for fabulous views. I would return!  more »
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  • Tasting room staff was friendly and polite. Wine was average to good. Very nice tasting room and merchandise. Nice experience, would recommend to others.
  • Hands down the best vineyard we have been to! We have went to a couple down in Sonoita, but this vineyard holds #1 for us. Great atmosphere, easy to get to, beautiful scenery.... The wines are so diverse. Very delicious and clean, we brought two bottles home and will be heading back down there soon to stock up on more. The service was impeccable and we had such a wonderful time. Ginny is an angel. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this place. Enjoy fellow wine connoisseurs.
  • Whether you're traveling with friends or family, Sonoita Vineyards is the place to stop to try award winning wines! With it's spectacular location in the heart of Southern Arizona's Wine Country, Sonoita Vineyards is a must when traveling to Santa Cruz County. This winery offers many signature events throughout the year making it convenient to visit the winery at any time! Plan your visit today!
  • This is a nice little stop when you visit Tombstone Arizona. I’m a heavy red wine drinker, but they have s lovely Merlot (can’t believe I’m saying that) and a great red blend.
  • Great people and wine.

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