Santa Cruz Valley
Make a weekend trip to Southern Arizona's wine country by spending a night (or two) in a bed and breakfast.
Arizona's Wine Country
Southern Arizona may not be the place that instantly comes to mind when you hear "Wine Country", but this area has the perfect climate and soil composition to grow fantastic grapes, and more importantly...delicious wine. Between the small towns of Sonoita and Elgin, there are about a dozen wineries that specialize in a range of varietals. Sit out on one of the tasting decks and sip the day away as you gaze out into the scenic Santa Ritas. This area is known not only for the vineyards but also for its beauty.
Many travelers choose to make the trip to these wineries as part of a multi-day trip exploring some of the other wonders that lie to the south of Tucson, including beautiful Patagonia Lake State Park. Southern Arizona has the largest concentration of Bed & Breakfasts in the state, so quaint accommodations are easy to find at a great value.
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