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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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  • I was greeted by one of the pourer's kids. I liked all the wines (except the first one) that I can taste although there was a limit on the amount.. Still it was a nice experience. I would definitely c...  more »
  • Every visit is a true wine experience. The wines are excellent, the service ( Lori ) is a true professional combined with the wonderful sense of humour . Not only is she your host, she is also the mot...  more »
  • Great winery with pleasant staff. Tastings are fun and the wines are reasonable. Sit enjoy and relax.  more »
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  • 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 staff. The setting as a beautiful location for wine tasting.
  • Yummy Wine! Knowledgeable staff!
  • My wife and I visited the winery in November of 2017 and sampled a variety of their wines. I enjoyed all the wines and decided to purchase 3 varieties. We purchased the Sonoita Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Estate and found it to be of very poor quality, not what I sampled at the winery. We could not consume and had to pitch after one glass.
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