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Sonoita Vineyards

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Address: Box 33 HC 1, 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin, AZ 85611-9730
Phone Number: 520-455-5893
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Great Older Arizona Winery

Our visit here was outstanding too. The wines were great and the staff was so knowledgeable about the history of the area. The winery sits atop a gorgeous hill and offers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit here was outstanding too. The wines were great and the staff was so knowledgeable about the history of the area. The winery sits atop a gorgeous hill and offers horseback rides sometimes. The also hold numerous festivals throughout the year

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Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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341 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sonoita Vineyards is the pioneer of southern Arizona’s emerging and growing wine industry and it was through the work of Dr. Gordon Dutt, a former soil scientist at the University of Arizona, that he determined through a 1973 test plot, that the soil in the area was excellent for the growing of red grapes, and at an altitude of around... More 

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Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

Hello Robert V, Thank you for being a loyal customer since the 90's. We do have a new Winemaker now Dr. Gordon Dutt's granddaugher Lori Reynolds. We do hope you will give us another try we just released our 2013 Arizona Malbec and will be releasing this November our 2013 AVA Cabernet Sauvignon and our 2013 AVA Merlot. We also... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up here from Tucson. Very surprised to see how much the countryside changed, from desert to lush, endless plains framed by distant mountains. Beautiful (see attached photo). Was also 16 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than Tucson. We went in the off season, so we were the only ones there. The service was great, very attentive and the setting is... More 

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Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you so much I loved visiting with you and I am glad you loved the Syah and Angel Wings. On your next visit we sure to hope to see you again. Cheers Lori Reynolds Winemaker Sonoita Vineyards 520-455-5893 More 

Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We've been here before and each time we have a great time. The employees are always knowledgable (this visit Mercedes rocked our socks off). She made great recommendations by asking us questions about what kinds of wine we normally like and we tried new things that we fell in love with. And the VIEW!!! It is so beautiful and peaceful... More 

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Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jennifer for your kind words we always strive to do the best we can. Thank you I agree our wine staff are the best and we sure do hope to see you all again I will let Mercedes know that she did an outstanding job. Cheers Lori Reynolds Winemaker Sonoita Vineyards 520-455-5893 More 

Sahuarita, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Sonoita Vineyards an old time favorite. Has beautiful grounds and it does make for a great day trip. I would suggest going when it isn't festival time. In year's past we have had wonderful memories there. This year's festival was overcrowded, unorganized but with that said the staff was friendly, the food vendors were amazing and the wine definitely worth... More 

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Thank sometime2016
Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am so happy you love our winery and wine. We strive to make everyone's wine tasting experience wonderful. I am very sorry for the over crowding we were expecting 800 people and 1200 people came we are fixing this and will have more tasting tables and spread out the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing trip today! Staff very accommodating and attentive! I live in Tucson and this place is my always on my mind when I think of a fun time with friends. My friend turned 45 and this was her first visit. She stated, "I hate I waited so long for this experience". Angel Wings is a must at this... More 

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Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

We love to hear these things and thank you so much! We are so very happy you had such a great time and enjoyed our wine. We do hope to see you again. Cheers Lori Reynolds More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

So disappointed, traveled all the way from Phoenix for the first time to celebrate my sister's birthday at the Harvest Festival. Bought my tickets online for the family only to be met by 75 or more people in the prepaid line! Line for people to purchase tickets was shorter?? Finally got in after waiting 45 minutes in the hot sun,... More 

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Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

I am very sorry about your experience. We were expecting 800 people and 1200 people came which is wonderful but we were not prepared. We had 38 people working there was 3-4 people behind the main bar and they did the best to try and serve and answer as many questions as they could. Hind sight is 20/20 and yes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

First of all, this had the potential of being a good daytrip. It's a nice, scenic drive down from Tucson into a small "wine country" town of Sonoita/Elgin. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there. This small, local winery had its Harvest Festival, which was probably the most poorly organized event my wife and I had been to, ever! The place... More 

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Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

I am very sorry about your experience. We were expecting 800 people and 1200 people came which is wonderful but we were not prepared. We had 38 people working there was 3-4 people behind the main bar and they did the best to try and serve and answer as many questions as they could. Hind sight is 20/20 and yes... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was our favorite winery out of the three that we visited last weekend. The dry red wines were great and we even liked their rose and whites. Staff very helpful.

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Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so very much for your kind words. We strive to make everyone's Arizona wine experience wonderful!! I am happy you love our wines and I very much hope to see you again soon. Cheers Lori Reynolds Winemaker More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Went for the Blessing of the Vineyards Festival. The Blessing was inspirational and well received--loved the processional/walk up to the vineyards. The rest was just average; however, we enjoyed the singer very much. As another reviewer noted, the wine tastings are very small as was the food in the pairings--not even a mouthful. We went down the road to another... More 

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Thank patmike5
Lori R, Manager at Sonoita Vineyards, responded to this review

I am so sorry you felt this way. We poured one ounce of wine at each food and wine pair table and you received 6 ounces for the general tasting. That is ten ounces of wine or two glasses of wine per person. We have to control the amount each customer gets according to the AZ Department of Liquor. The... More 

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