Sonoita Vineyards
Sonoita Vineyards
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest running commercial vineyard and winery in the state of Arizona. Founded in 1974 by Dr. Gordon Dutt, from University of Arizona, the winery has stayed in the family since then. Situated in the rolling hills in the Sonoita-Elgin area of Southern Arizona the Winery has produced many award winning wines from southeastern Arizona grapes. The winemaker is currently Lori Dutt Reynolds, Dr. Dutt’s granddaughter, and her husband Robi is the current Vineyard Manager. Between the two of them they have four children they’re raising in and amongst the vines.
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Paul O
Otsego, MN92 contributions
Mar 2020
Our visit to Sonoita Vineyards in rural Elgin was a great choice. We enjoyed the ride to get there which was quite scenic. We thought a majority of wines we tasted were very good and purchased several bottles. We were served by Lori, the winemaker who explained the wines which, of course, she was an expert on. She had a very pleasant, fun, and humerous presentation. We were also entertained by her little daughter who was "helping" her. This was one of the first wineries in the area and visiting this is a "must do" of all vineyards in Elgin.
Written March 26, 2020
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Hello and Thank you very much for your kind remarks we loved meeting you and thank you very much for your support. Cheers Lori
Written March 27, 2020
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Geri M
Phoenix, AZ264 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
I have been stopping off here for over 20 years. I was sad when they stopped making Cochise, my favorite white. MeCaSah is a full-bodied beautifully blended red. I’m not a fan of Merlot, but the Merlot cuts the cab and Sarah perfectly.
My surprise find was Tiger’s Treat. I love Port. This is made with whiskey. It was the highlight of my day and evening and I sat sipping watching the sunset.
Written April 4, 2021
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Thank you so much for the years of being our customer. We are trying to bring back the Colombard this coming year. We are so happy you love the Port as much as we do. Just so you know 6 cases left of that vintage. Cheers Sonoita Vineyards Managment
Written July 28, 2022
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weloveaz
Gilbert, AZ265 contributions
If you find yourself in southern Arizona, a trip through Arizona's wine country is a pleasant surprise. Beautiful rolling hills, quaint small town charm and pleasant temperatures that the high elevation affords. I just visited the Sonointa Veneyards in Elgin, and what a nice place! A modest fee ($3.00...and you get to keep the souvenir glass!) will get you up to 8 tastings. They also do organized tours, and rent out the beautiful facility for affairs. Check out their web site ------, and look for their upcoming schedule of events. There is a spacious patio with picnic tables, so if you pack a lunch, you can enjoy it while sipping your wine and looking at the gorgeous scenery. This winery, along with another just down the road, is located off AZ state rt 82....which will also take you to Tombstone further east, and Nogales (Mx and AZ) further SW. If you're heading down from tucson, it should be less than an hours drive down AZ 83 (a scenic highway through the Santa Rita mountains). The tiny town of Sonoita also has a restaurant, gas station and some other businesses located at the jct of rts 83 and 82.
Written March 26, 2005
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MNDoodles
Stillwater, MN653 contributions
Mar 2021
I wanted to like all 4 wines we sampled for $15, but of the two whites and 2 reds we tried, only the MeCaSa red was one we thought had a depth of flavor somewhat like a cab. One white was so floral tasting I could not drink it. The overall experience at this oldest winery in AZ left something to be desired. Driving into the property things looked unkempt in the fields and compared to other wineries we’ve visited in other states, the interior lacked style. I don’t think we’ll visit here again.
Written April 1, 2021
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Hello MNDoodles, We are so happy you loved our MeCaSah. This wine is 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, 30% Syrah, and 10% Petite Sirah. We very seldom have a straight Varitel Cab on the table as you would have known when you came in. It sounds like you like Dry wines, and by you saying you tried one that was floral you must have had some on the sweet side. Our menu designates everything dry or sweet and red or white. The front of the property is a cattle ranch and not apart of Sonoita Vineyards. Our interior on the bottom level is a tasting room and gift shop is painted beautiful colors. The second story has wood flooring beautiful local artwork from AZ, and wrap around windows. The balcony provides seating with 360 views of the beautiful vineyard to the south and beautiful views of the Mustang Mountains, Huachuca Mountains, and the Canelo Hills. I am sorry you feel nature isn't up to your liking and you only like concrete. Cheers Sonoita Vineyards Managment
Written July 28, 2022
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JC1064
Phoenix, AZ214 contributions
Oct 2020
We went here for a wine tasting location is good but needs some TLC - we sat on the patio outside - the seats could do with some cushions. They did bring the wine out but there was little chat. The wines n my opinion were not memorable and one red was so bad we both left it. The plus is the view and the nice breeze - but I wish for a historic winery they tidied things up a bit and made it a more memorable experience. We went to other wineries in the area which were much better
Written October 22, 2020
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I am sorry you felt this way all the seats outside have cushions... unless you are sitting at a picnic table. Everything is clean and tidy not sure what you were looking for. As far as the wine sorry it wasn't to your liking we love them as do our customers. Maybe you will give us another try again.....
Written October 23, 2020
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AZace
Surprise, AZ12 contributions
Jeff did a wonderful time making us feel welcome and explaining the different wines. On top of that, the wine was great!
Written October 26, 2012
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skihorse
Tucson, AZ119 contributions
Feb 2012 • Friends
Just a very pleasant and educational time spent tasting a variety of locally produced wines, and presented by friendly and cheerful folks. Also a great selection of gifts and wearing apparel. Tours are also available but must be booked in advance. We left with 5 bottles and 3 glasses. Very pleasant and worth the trip to the middle of nowhere in Santa Cruz County AZ!
Written February 20, 2012
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Robert M
Leawood, KS144 contributions
Feb 2012 • Couples
A visit to the Arizona wine country is such a pleasant drive from Tucson! There are numerous vineyards around Sonoita and Elgin that offer a pleasant experience with the winemakers as well as great views of the countryside.

The Arizona wine country is in the far south central part of the state, following a gradual climb to the rolling plains and mountain ranges at the 5000 foot level. Nearby Bisbee claims this is the perfect year-round environment, offering not too hot summers and not too cool winters. It must work for the grapes also, as we were pleasantly surprised with the nice selection of of blends available at the Sonoita Vineyards.

We were pleased to find a nice wine-tasting room with views of the grassy countryside to the front and to the production facility to the rear. The friendly staff offers a tasting of six wines from the sweet white list or the assortment of reds, We sampled the white wines and were pleased with the assortment.

There are several wineries in the area, and Sonoita Vineyards is among those that should be on your Tucson wine tour list!
Written February 8, 2012
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Ranger Scott
Tucson, AZ55 contributions
Sep 2018
This was are second stop on the Arizona wine trail! This winery also has beautiful views and a patio to sit out on or you can belly up to the bar if you choose. They had a good assortment of wines for tasting and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. If you purchased a wine tasting, bring your wine glass into the next winery and you’ll get $2.00 off your tasting!
Written September 17, 2018
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Hello Scott Thank you so much for coming to our family run winery and vineyard. We are so happy you had such a great experience. Cheers Lori Dutt Reynolds Winemaker Sonoita Vineyards 520-455-5893
Written September 18, 2018
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Danny C
Tucson, AZ4 contributions
Jul 2015
Did the wine tasting loop at Elgin on a nice cloudy afternoon. Beatiful rolling hills and vineyards everywhere. Not much of wine drinker or conoseour but all I can remember is the good times and the scenery. And thats all I have to say about that. Almost forgot... bring plenty of cash for tips..
Written July 20, 2015
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Thank you for stopping in I am glad you loved the drive from Tucson it is quite a beautiful trip down HWY 83. We do hope to see you again. :)
Written August 26, 2015
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