Sonoita Vineyards

Sonoita Vineyards, Elgin: Hours, Address, Sonoita Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Sonoita Vineyards
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Geri M
Phoenix, AZ245 contributions
Tiger’s Treat
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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MNDoodles
Stillwater, MN571 contributions
Oldest AZ winery needs a refresh
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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Saguaroflower
Phoenix, AZ194 contributions
Great views!
Jan 2021
Wines were pretty good. Great servers! Love the indoor tasting room. Go up to the second floor for fabulous views. I would return!
Written January 27, 2021
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JC1064
Phoenix, AZ182 contributions
Wished it was more memorable
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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Cynthia P
San Jose, CA2,206 contributions
Fun winery
May 2020
We had a wonderful time at this family vineyard. Comfortable outdoor seating on a beautiful day. The winemaker was informative and friendly. Variety of wines that were very nice.
Written June 28, 2020
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Paul O
Otsego, MN92 contributions
Nice Winery, Nice winemaker, very good wine!
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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05Phred2018
Minneapolis, MN31 contributions
Wines Were Fine, View is Unmatched
Jan 2020
My wife thought the wine was pretty good, but not extraordinary. I thought it was okay, but my palate is pretty suspect. The view is absolutely spectacular from the tasting room and environs.
Written January 29, 2020
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Thank you for visiting our family run winery and vineyard! We sure hope to see you in the future. Kindest regards Lori Dutt Reynolds Winemaker Sonoita Vineyards 520-455-5893
Written January 30, 2020
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Retiredbarnqueen
Salem, OR149 contributions
Great History Stop. Good Wines
Nov 2019 • Couples
A pleasure to spend time at this historic winery. Nice wines. Recommend you add this on your itinerary.
Written November 1, 2019
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Thank you for stopping in we loved sharing our passion with you and hope to see you again soon :) Cheers Lori Dutt Reynolds Winemaker 520-455-5893
Written November 4, 2019
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MagnumBatt01
Tucson, AZ256 contributions
Such beautiful views and delightful wines
Oct 2019
Kind out of the beaten path. Good signs and directions. Out in the southern hills of Arizona. We initially picked this place for its views and history. One on the first vineyards in the red dirt of southern AZ. The views were spectacular. Well worth the visit. We really enjoyed their wines and the staff and owners were so friendly and welcoming.
Written October 19, 2019
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Thank you so very much for taking the time to come out and visit with us :) We serving you and hope to see you again in the future . Cheers Lori Dutt Reynolds Winemaker Sonoita Vineyards 520-455-5893
Written October 21, 2019
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Jozee18
Sonoma, CA34 contributions
Quaint tasting room
Jun 2019
Staff in the tasting room was very friendly and polite. Would recommend to others. A bit out of the way but a pleasant visit. Wine was average to good.
Written August 8, 2019
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our family run winery and vineyard. We sure hope to see you again. Our next festival is, November 9, 2019, The Sonoita AVA New Release Festival, where us and 13 of our friends and neighbors all release our new wines. Cheers Lori Dutt Reynolds Winemaker Sonoita Vineyards 520-455-5893
Written August 9, 2019
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