Visiting Sonoita

The Sonoita AVA (American Viticultural Area) is one of the first winegrowing regions in the United States to be granted AVA status, and the area is at present the only federally recognized wine growing region in the state of Arizona. Currently home to the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards in the state, the Sonoita/Elgin winegrowing region has been recognized as one of the top ten wine trails in the country by USA Today.

Situated at an altitude of 5,000 feet and surrounded by the Santa Rita, Huachuca and Whetstone mountain ranges, the rolling Sonoita grasslands are an idyllic getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and summer heat. With an average rainfall of over 20 inches and summer temperatures hovering around the mid 80’s, Sonoita is a perfect escape for those looking for a cool and quiet destination with some of the most spectacular views, sunsets, and locally produced wine to be found anywhere in the country. The area is a paradise for wine lovers, hikers, bikers, bird watchers, as well as those seeking to enjoy equestrian, hiking, and a wide variety of other outdoor activities.

Sonoita is also centrally located between Kartchner Caverns State Park, two beautiful lakes (Parker Canyon and Patagonia), and other tourist destinations including the towns of Patagonia, Bisbee, Tucson, Tombstone, Sierra Vista, and Nogales. The Sonoita AVA boasts numerous bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and other amenities to help assist you in the planning of your perfect wine tasting getaway, or serve as a staging point to explore all the wonders that southern Arizona has to offer.

Accommodations

Canelo Stone Cottage
canelostonecottage.com

Crown C Ranch
PO Box 505, Sonoita 85637
73 Crown C Ranch Rd.
520-455-5739
info@crowncranch.com
crowncranch.com

La Hacienda de Sonoita
34 Swanson Road, Sonoita 85637
520-455-5308
rogos@haciendasonoita.com
haciendasonoita.com

Lazy Lizard Rock
290 Via Mantaraya
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
520.619.0230

Rancho Milagro Bed & Breakfast
520.455.0380
ctutor.com/milagroranch

Sonoita Inn
P.O. Box 99
Sonoita, Arizona 85637
520.455.5935
SonoitaInn.com

Spirit Tree Inn B&B
3 Harshaw Creek Road
Patagonia, Az 85624
866.394.0121
Info@SpiritTreeInn.com
SpiritTreeInn.com

Stage Stop Inn
303 McKeown Ave.
P.O. Box 692, Patagonia, AZ 85624
520-394-2211
stagestophotelpatagonia.com

Walker Guest Ranch
PO Box 770, 99 Curly Horse Rd.
Sonoita, Arizona, 85637
520-455-4631
jewsonoita@aol.com
thewalkerranch.com

Whispers Ranch Bed & Breakfast
1490 Hwy 83, mile marker #15
Canelo, Arizona
520.455.9246
WhispersRanch.com

Xanadu Ranch GetAway B&B
92 Los Encinos Rd.
Sonoita, Arizona 85637
520.455.0050
GetAway@XanaduRanch.com
XanaduRanchGetAway.com

Local Wineries

AZ Hops and Vines
3450 Highway 82
Sonoita, Arizona 85637
888.569.1642
azhopsandvines.com

Callaghan Vineyards
336 Elgin Rd.
Elgin, Arizona 85611
520.455.5322
CallaghanVineyards.com

Charron Vineyards
18585 South Sonoita Highway
Vail, AZ 85641
520.762.8585
charronvineyards.com

Flying Leap
342 Elgin Rd.
Elgin, AZ 85611
520.455.5499
flyingleapvineyards.com

Kief-Joshua Vineyards
370 Elgin Road
Elgin, Arizona 85611
520.455.5582
kj-vineyards.com

Lightning Ridge Cellars
2368 Hwy 83
Elgin, Arizona 85611
520.455.5383
lightningridgecellars.com

Sonoita Vineyards
Elgin/Canelo Rd.
Elgin, Arizona 85611
520.455.5893
SonoitaVineyards.com

The Village of Elgin Winery
The Elgin Complex
Elgin, Arizona 85611
520.455.9309
ElginWines.com

Wilhelm Family Vineyards
21 Mountain Ranch Drive
Elgin, Arizona 85611
520.455.9291
WilhelmFamilyVineyards.com

Restaurants

The Café
on highway 82
520.455.5505

The Steak Out
on highway 82
520.455.5205

Vineyard Café Sonoita
on highway 82
520.455.5779

 

Other

Arizona Platinum
Executive sedan
Tucson
520.304.0894
azplatinumsedan.com

Arizona Scenic Tours
10459 W. Pasadena Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85307
480-459-7144
steve@arizonascenictours.com
arizonascenictours.com

Arizona Stagecoach
Tucson
520.881.4111
fgould@azstagecoach.com
stagecoach.com

Arizona Sunshine Tours
Info@ArizonaSunshineTours.com
ArizonaSunshineTours.com

Arizona Vines and Wines Magazine
Arizona Industry Info and Regional Maps
ArizonaVinesAndWines.com
Info@ArizonaWinesandVines.com

Limoport Transportation
7493 N. Oracle Road S-133
Tucson, AZ 85704
520-529-7400
www.Limoport.Com

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