Wineries

The Sonoita area is home to these world-class wineries:

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Callaghan Vineyards

Callaghan Vineyards produces rich, complex red and white wines from its 25 acre vineyard. French and Spanish varietals – Tempranillo, Graciano, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Tannat – are the basic building blocks for the red blends, while Viognier, Roussanne and Malvasia Bianca are blended for our estate white wine.

Arizona Hops & Vines

Hops & Vines is a cheeky little winery run by two sisters (Megan and Shannon), with a ton of help from their friends and their many children. It is known for its many and sometimes crazy events, the farm animals that live on-site, its huge outdoor spaces (and patio), and their kids’ miniature business, the Sober Shack.

Sonoita Vineyards

Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest winery in the area, founded by Dr. Gordon Dutt, founder, soil scientist and original winemaker in 1973. Sonoita Vineyards offers an array of award winning wines ranging from crisp and fruity to bold and complex in its large tasting room. They also have a large dining room that accommodates catering, and a large grassy area good for weddings and other events.

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Charron Vineyards

Less than 30 minutes from downtown Tucson, Charron Vineyards is the perfect location to enjoy handcrafted Arizona wines and beautiful mountain views from the 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.

Kief-Joshua Vineyards

Kief-Joshua Vineyards’ tasting room offers magnificent views of the beautiful mountain ranges of Sonoita and is the perfect setting to taste their acclaimed wines. Guests take in the warm Italian Gothic ambiance of this elegant setting in Elgin, Arizona in an area that has become known as “winery row.” Visitors taste Kief-Joshua’s Classic Wines at the tasting bar, where new releases such as the Tempranillo, and favorites such as the Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel are available.

Village of Elgin Wines

The Village of Elgin Winery is Arizona’s largest family owned winery and produces nearly 30 different wines each year. Most are small lot wines only available at the winery’s tastingroom in downtown Elgin, Arizona.

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Flying Leap

Flying Leap Vineyards is one of Arizona’s newest domestic farm wineries. They offer 14 varietals on two southeastern Arizona vineyards, in Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. Rhone-style red, white, and fortified wines using old world methods are grown in small batches. There are two tasting rooms – one at our estate vineyard & winery in Elgin, and a second in the historic Headquarters Saloon in downtown Willcox. Tours are available by appointment for groups of 8 or more. Guests can learn about the exciting Arizona wine industry!

Lightning Ridge Cellars

Lightning Ridge Cellars offers wines based on the founders’ Italian heritage – 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. An elegant and intimate setting, including tasting in the barrel room and a bocce court, is ideal for quiet tasting.

Wilhelm Vineyards

Wilhelm Vineyards are situated on 20 acres in the beautiful area of Sonoita, Arizona.  This high desert mountain plateau south of Tucson enjoys a unique climate, soil and growth season similar the wine growing regions of Rioja, Spain and Rhone areas of France.