Arizona Wine Country Journey: Sonoita

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The Sonoyta region in Southern Arizona is the first American Vineyard Area (AVA) in the United States. The Sonoita region, which differs in climate and soil characteristics from the Indicazone Geografica Tipica region in Italy, produces award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and other varieties. The breathtaking, wide-open landscapes of this picturesque corner of Arizona are a must-see.

Originally settled as a mining and cattle country, the Sonoyta region defies everything you would expect from Southern Arizona. The green hills of the Sonoyta region are a welcome respite from the hot, dry deserts of Phoenix, Tucson, and south-central Arizona. Beautiful wineries and vineyards look out over rich vistas full of wildflowers, gnarled oaks and majestic ash trees awaiting your escape.

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Wineries in the Sonoita Region

The world-famous wineries of Sonoyta make up the diverse community of Arizona’s original wine country. This year-round destination is perfect for drunkards, cowboys, miners, and every traveler at heart.

Arizona hops and vineyards
3450 Highway 82
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
Callaghan Vineyards
336 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ 85611
Vineyards Charron
18585 S. Sonoita Highway
Vail, AZ 85641
deep sky vineyard
124 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ 85611
Winery Dos Cabezas
3248 Highway 82
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
Elgin Winery
471 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ 85611
Flying Leap Vineyards – Elgin Vineyard
342 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ 85611
Hanna Hill Vineyard
3989 Highway 82
Elgin, AZ 85611
Twisted Union Wine Company
370 Elgin Road
Elgin, AZ 85611
Cellars of Lightning Ridge
2368 Highway 83
Elgin, AZ 85611
Rancho Rossa Vineyards
201 Lane Cattle Ranch
Elgin, AZ 85611
Runic Wines
3969 Highway 82
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
Silver Strike Winery
334 E. Allen Street
Gravestone, AZ 85638
Sonoita Vineyards
290 Elgin-Canelo Road
Elgin, AZ 85611
Vineyards of the Wilhelm family
21 Mountain Ranch Drive
Elgin, AZ 85611

Living in Arizona’s Southern Wine Country

Stay at unique and beautiful lodges, cabins and other places in Sonoita.

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Pronghorn Pizza @ Dos Cabezas WineWorks

Enjoy food at Sonoyta

With wine comes food. Enjoy unique snacks at Sonoyta including pizza, steaks, sweets and more.

Pronghorn Pizza @ Dos Cabezas WineWorks
3248 AZ-82
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
pronghorn pizza
3280 AZ-82
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
steak from
3235 СР-HWY 82
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
corner scoop
3166 AZ-83
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
Tia Anita’s Cantina
3119 AZ-83
Sonoyta, AZ 85637
Copper Brothel Brewery
3112 AZ-83
Sonoyta, AZ 85637

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Other stops along the way

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