Drink Local Wine in Southern Arizona Wine Country

Last Updated October 13, 2014
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Wine Country in Arizona? We've got your southern list of local wineries right here. In Southern Arizona, meander through the Sonoita/Elgin Wine Trail (taking note that Sonoita is the AZ's only official AVA).  In Southeastern Arizona is the Wilcox Wine Trail, an area that produces the greatest quantity of grapes in all of AZ.  Still thirsty? Grapes to wine happening in Bowie, Bisbee and Portal, to name a few.

Charron Vineyards

Why We Love It: This is one of the oldest vineyards in Southern Arizona and it continues to produce a decent selection every year. Varietals to try: the Rincon Red (which is a merlot/chancellor blend that won Whole...
|18585 S Sonoita Hwy, Vail , AZ, us

Dos Cabezas WineWorks

Why We Love It: The Bostock family impressively produces over 3,000 cases per year. Not actually a vineyard itself, Dos Cabezas is not tied to one particular kind of varietal and can experiment (although most of...
|3248 Highway 82, Sonoita , AZ, us

Rancho Rossa Vineyards

Why We Love It: The farmers use hands-off, old-school growing methods that call for minimal intervention as the grapes ripen. Once the grapes are ready, they are at the winery for processing in fewer than two hours....
|201 Cattle Ranch Lane, Elgin , AZ, us

Callaghan Vineyards

Why We Love It: This vineyard produces mostly red wines—Tempranillo, Monastrell, Mourvedre, Garnacha/Grenache—and only has one white blend. Why? They are dedicated to quality and not mere demand. It is perhaps...
|336 Elgin Rd, Elgin , AZ, us

The Village of Elgin Winery

Why We Love It: This is the largest wine producer in Sonoita and it’s amazing that even with such a high yield, they can give so much attention to every bottle: All the grapes are hand harvested and sorted. The...
|471 Elgin Rd, Elgin , AZ, us

Sonoita Vineyards

Why We Love It: The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona only produces about 2000 bottles a year. Each bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Mission, Sangiovese and Syrah is...
|290 Elgin-Canelo Rd, Elgin , AZ, us

Carlson Creek Vineyard

Why We Love It: This 160-acre farm has been producing mostly Rhone varietals—Chardonnay, Syrah, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Merlot, Sangiovese and a Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre blend called Rule of Three—since 2008....
|115 Railview Ave. , Willcox, AZ, us

Coronado Vineyards

Why We Love It: Coronado Vinyard use to be a golf course until the first vines were planted in 2005—a successful inaugural tasting was held just a year later. Now that’s a good makeover story. For a full...
|2909 E Country Club Dr., Wilcox , AZ, us

Pillsbury Wine Company

Why We Love It: Lauded by many as one of the best winemakers in Arizona, Sam Pillsbury is committed to making “food” wines and not the big, high-alcohol “Hummer” wines you get from high-production vineyards....
|6450 S. Bennett Pl., Wilcox, AZ, us

Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards

Why We Love It: From wine neophyte to home winemaker to professional winemakers , the owners of Keeling Schaefer have come a long way. They grow all of their own grapes and the local terroir really comes through,...
|10277 Rock Creek Rd, Pearce , AZ, us

Fort Bowie Vineyards and Orchard

Why We Love It: The wine list may not be long—Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Sangiovese, Syrah/Shiraz—but that’s because Fort Bowie is also a fruit, walnut and pecan orchard. This is a great stop for picking...
|156 North Jefferson Avenue, Bowie , AZ, us
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