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Sonoita Vineyards

Sonoita Vineyards The oldest commercial vineyard in the region, Sonoita Vineyards opened in 1983 and now includes over 40 acres of vines. Aided by the unique growing conditions of the Sonoita Appellation, the vineyard consistently creates gold medal winners, 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 varieties grown on the estate today include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Mission. Mission grapes are the same grape variety the Spanish Missionaries brought to the United States in the 16th century.

FROM TUCSON Take I-10 south/east to Exit 281 (Hwy 83) Take Hwy 83 south 25 miles into Sonoita and continue on Hwy 83 about 4.5 miles to Elgin Road - turn left. On Elgin Road go 4.5 miles into Elgin and bear right onto Elgin-Canelo Road. We are 3 miles south on the right, take the road that leads up to the Winery on the hill - 290 Elgin-Canelo Rd FROM BENSON ON I-10 From I-10, take Hwy 90 south 19 miles, turn right onto Hwy 82. Travel about 10 miles west on Hwy 82, turn left onto Upper Elgin Road. Go almost 5 miles - as you enter the town of Elgin you go over a one lane bridge, make a quick left onto Elgin-Canelo Road. Go 3 miles south, make a right onto the road leading to the Winery up on the hill - 290 Elgin-Canelo Road. FROM SIERRA VISTA From Buffalo Soldier Trail & Fry Blvd, take Buffalo Soldier North (it will become Hwy 90), travel 8.5 miles to Hwy 82 , make a left. On 82, travel about 10 miles and turn left onto Upper Elgin Road. On Upper Elgin Road go 5 miles south - as you enter Elgin, you go over a one-lane bridge, make a quick left onto Elgin-Canelo Road. Travel 3 miles south on Elgin-Canelo Road, take a right onto the road that leads up to the Winery on the hill - 290 Elgin-Canelo Road.

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290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin, AZ, US, 85611 Email:
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Received Best Red Wine Governor's Choice Competition in 2006. Intense varietal fruit flavors, balanced tannin structure and long finish.
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