Arizona Wine Country

Although wine has been produced in Arizona since the 1700′s by the Spanish missionaries, the modern state of Arizona wine started in 1973 in Sonoita. Sonoita’s high desert produces a climate similar to Mendoza, Argentina – hot daytime temperatures cooling off at night, the perfect recipe for a happy grape. Located at about 5000 ft, the Sonoita area is highly suited for wine producing. Sonoita is the only designated American Viticultural Area (AVA) or Appellation of Origin in Arizona.

Below is a list of some of the wineries and their locations in the Sonoita area. Most offer tours and wine tasting.

  1. Charron Vineyards
  2. Dos Cabezas WineWorks
  3. Wilhelm Family Vineyards
  4. Rancho Rossa Vineyards
  5. Callaghan Vineyards
  1. Canelo Hills Winery
  2. Kief-Joshua Vineyards
  3. Village of Elgin Winery
  4. Sonoita Vineyards
  5. Lightning Ridge Cellars