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Top 5: Arizona Wineries, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Arizona Wineries (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Wineries — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Sonoita Vineyards

290 Elgin-Canelo Rd.,
Elgin, AZ 85611
(520) 455-5893
Opened in 1983, Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest commercial vineyard and winery in the state — consistently creating award-winning wines. The vineyard also hosts festivals, special events, tasting and group events.

Alcantara Vineyards

3445 S. Grapevine Way,
Verde Valley, AZ 86326
(888) 569-0756
Alcantara Vineyards, the first winery on the Verde River, is one of  the largest vineyards in Central and Northern Arizona. Make it a day trip from the Phoenix or Scottsdale area. Check out the Arizona winery tours and tasting with an outstanding selection of wines, made right here in Arizona. The winery’s vineyards have more than 19,000 vines and offers 12 different varietals.

Dos Cabezas Wineworks

3248 Hwy. 82,
Sonoita, AZ 85637
(520) 841-1193
Dos Cabezas WineWorks is a family-owned and operated winery that challenges the perception that Arizona does not produce exceptional wines. Dos Cabezas WineWorks has been producing wines in Arizona since 1995. Its wine has been enjoyed at the White House, earned critical acclaim and grabbed international attention.

Kokopelli Winery and Bistro

35 W. Boston,
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 792-6927
Arizona’s largest and oldest continual producing winery, Kokopelli wines are available in more than 550 retail locations. The 5200-square-foot restaurant houses a winery and wine bar, which pours Kokopelli’s wines by the glass or by the bottle.

Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards

158 Main St.,
Jerome, AZ 86331
(928) 639-9463
“Blood Into Wine” is a documentary about winery owners Maynard James Keenan’s and Eric Glomski’s embarkation into winemaking in the desert conditions of Arizona’s Verde Valley, and the success they’ve seen in the decade since its inception.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012


Top 5 Southern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Southern Arizona Day Trips (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Southern Arizona Day Trips — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 N. Kinney Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85743
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. Exhibits re-create the natural landscape of the Sonoran Desert Region so realistically you find yourself eye-to-eye with mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, and more.

Sonoita Vineyards

290 Elgin-Canelo Rd.,
Elgin, AZ 85611
The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards opened in 1983 and includes more than 25 acres of vines. The vineyard created a Cabernet Sauvignon that was served at a Presidential Inauguration Gala.


P.O. Box 813
Tombstone, AZ 85638
The name Tombstone creates images of gunfights and dusty streets, whiskey and Faro games, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and a plethora of old Western movie scenes. Tombstone has been called “The Town Too Tough to Die.”


1326 W. Highway 92, Suite #9,
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Bisbee was founded in 1880 and has since evolved into an artist colony and retirement community emphasizing monthly events and tourism. Travelers from all over the world come to Bisbee to savor its unique charm … a blend of creativity, friendliness, style, romance and adventure wrapped in the splendor of the Old West.


P.O. Box 1866,
Tubac, AZ 85646
Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac has a 250-year-old Spanish history. Tubac is the perfect shoppers’ paradise with more than 80 galleries and shops that feature hand-crafted items, sculpture,
paintings, clothing and some of Southern Arizona’s best import shops. Tubac is also the gateway to birding, hiking,  and mountain biking.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

photo of vineyard

Arizona Wineries: Eglin & Sonoita

Looking for a good idea for a day trip? Then visiting the wineries of Eglin and Sonoita South of Tucson is the perfect activity for you. Below is a list of the wineries in Elgin and Sonoita in southern Arizona.

MAp of Elgin and Sonoita Wineries

  1. Charron Vineyards

    18585 South Sonoita Hwy
    (520) 762-8585
    Fri–Sun: 10-6
    Open Daily by Appointment

  2. Dos Cabezas WineWorks

    3248 Hwy 82
    (520) 455-5141
    Thurs–Sun: 10:30-4:303

  3. Wilhelm Family Vineyards

    21 Mountain Ranch Drive
    (520) 455-9291
    Fri–Sun: 11-5
    Open Daily by Appointment

  4. Rancho Rossa Vineyards

    32 Cattle Ranch Lane
    (520) 455-0700
    Fri–Sun: 10:30-3:305

  5. Callaghan Vineyards

    336 Elgin Road
    (520) 455-5322
    Fri–Sun 11-3

  6. Canelo Hills Winery

    342 Elgin Road
    520) 455-5499
    Fri–Sun: 11-4

  7. Kief-Joshua Vineyard

    370 Elgin Road
    (520) 455-5582
    Daily: 11-5

  8. Village of Elgin/Four Monkey

    471 Elgin Road
    (520) 455-9309
    Daily: 10-4

  9. Sonoita Vineyards

    290 Elgin Canelo Road
    (520) 455-5893
    Daily: 10-4

  10. Lightning Ridge Cellars

    2368 Hwy 83
    (520) 678-8220
    Fri–Sun: 11-4