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Agriculture in Tucson

Get out and discover some of Southern Arizona's homegrown goodness

Orchards, Vineyards and Farms

Apple Annie's Orchard - Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Patch Tours

Here in the heart of southeastern Arizona farm country, at an elevation of 4,300 ft., Apple Annie's Orchard and Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins are premier places for you-pick-it produce and homemade baked goods. Since 1986, Apple Annie's has specialized in growing delicious tree-ripened apples, peaches, pears, and Asian pears, as well as preparing and shipping homemade pies, apple bread, and fresh-pressed apple cider. Choose from activities including chatting with Apple Annie or Farmer John about life at the orchard; picking your own tree-ripened fruit; savoring apple pie, apple cider, or other orchard delectables; or enjoying a hayride through the orchard.

Attendees: 15 min./100 max.
Length: 2 hours
Sample Menu: Apple-smoked beef burger, beans, chips, apple pie with ice cream, and coffee. (All seating is outside.) 
Contact: Anne Holcomb - apples@appleannies.com

Apple Annie's Orchard  
2081 W. Hardy Rd., Willcox, AZ 85643 
(520) 384-2084 
www.appleannies.com


Sonoita Vineyards - Drink in the Views

Enjoy the rolling grasslands of Sonoita Vineyards and taste delicious wines from grapes that thrive at Sonoita's 5,000-ft. elevation. Then take a tour that focuses on all aspects of wine making and the importance of the vineyards, and sip different wines in a souvenir glass. The winery also offers options for food paired with the wine tasting.

Special Options: The first option is a limited selection of cheeses, sausages, and sometimes chocolate. A catered formal lunch can also be served on the balcony overlooking the vineyards, with a spectacular mountain view. You can also bring your own meal.

Attendees: 10 min./no max.
Length: 1 hour (allow additional time for lunch)
Reservations: Winery tour and tasting available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except for major holidays.
Sample Menu: Grilled chicken ratatouille with sautéed vegetables, salad, fresh fruit, and chef's choice of bread.
Contact: Yvonne Downs

Sonoita Vineyards  
HC1 Box 33, Elgin, AZ 85611
(520) 455-5893
www.sonoitavineyards.com

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