Experts say the climate and soil conditions in the Southern Arizona villages of Sonoita, Elgin, and Willcox are perfect for growing grapes. Vineyards have sprung up across the grasslands with former ranches turned wineries. The conditions are not only great for making wine, but they're also great for tasting it too, with sunny skies, fantastic views, and plenty of room to spread out as you sip the local award-winning varietals.
A journey into Southern Arizona wine country makes a pleasant day trip from Tucson. For exact directions, tour hours, and information about wine tastings and events, check out the listings below.