My Husband and I took the scenic route on our way to Tombstone & Bisbee. I read another travelers suggestion on Tripadvisor, to detour through Arizona's Wine country.
Our trip started at Ray Road in Chandler, and it was about 120 plus miles to the turn off to Sonoita/Elgin.
We did hit some construction with minor delays on the I-10 segment in Tucson.
We drove the very unique stretch of road to Sonoita and loved it.
Not your typical desert scenery
We did get stuck behind several large vehicles, even a few mobile homes being transported, but they were kind enough to move over when space allowed
We ate at a diner called "Cafe Sonoita". Tim enjoyed a Pastrami sandwich, and we shared a three berry pie, fresh from the oven.
GRRRREAT! The owner was extremely friendly, and helpful with directions to a winery. Unfortunately the wineries are mostly closed to the public, with the exception of the weekends. Maybe next time
When we got out of the car I was amazed at how quiet it was
In November, the weather was perfect. Like upper 60's to mid 70's The gas station employees were friendly, as were the Border Patrol, and other locals
This is a tiny place, but a nice casual stop on your way else where. There are several wine festivals held here annually....so look them up.
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November 27, 2007
Thank you for the kind words and the great photos!
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