• (520) 455-5893
  • winery@sonoitavineyards.com
  • DOGS! CATS! PIGS! PETS!

    We get a lot of questions about animals. Wine drinkers are great dog lovers it seems and so are we! We get a LOT of questions about them, here are a few, click for answers!:

    Do you have any Winery/Vineyard dogs?
    YES! We have Tiger, a beautiful old man dog, who is our winery dog. he is fond of food and children, very laid back with other dog visitors. Our Winemaker and Vineyard Manager also have about 3 dogs of their own, who all have different personalities when it comes to other dog visitors.
    Can we bring our dog/pet/cat/miniature horse/potbelly pig?
    YES! You can totally bring your pet with you to the Winery. Provided that your pet remains on a leash and supervised the entire time. Please take into account that at any one time we could have 4 of our own dogs on premises. You are responsible for the supervision of your dog on our property
    Can our pet enter the Tasting Room & Gift Shop?
    NO! Your pet is only admitted into the Tasting Room & Gift Shop if it is a service animal. No dogs on leashes, in purses or strollers otherwise. You are responsible for the supervision of your dog on our property.
    Service Animals
    All Service Animals are allowed in the winery Tasting Room & Gift SHop and on all tours of the winery and vineyard. They are working animals and we respect their service.

     

  • Do you serve lunch?

    We’re not a restaurant. We have a caterer on select weekends who offers lunches. If you’re interested in lunch at the winery on a weekend please call us (520.455.5893) to make sure our caterer will be here on the weekend you plan on visiting.  We can suggest restaurants in the Sonoita and Patagonia area that have delicious choices. Please see our Sonoita Area page.

  • Are all your grapes from Arizona?

    YES! All of our grapes are from southeastern Arizona only! We don’t bring in any grapes or juice from any other area.

  • Do you grow your own grapes?

    We do! We have about 30 acres of our land in vines at this time, with plans to expand.

  • What varieties do you grow?

    The vineyard currently grows Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Petit Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mission Grapes, Malbec, Chardonnay. That’s all of them, straight from the Vineyard Managers mouth!

  • What is the elevation of the Vineyard & Winery?

    We’re about about 5,000 feet above sea level at this point in history.

  • What are the benefits of growing grapes in Arizona for wine?

    Come in, try our wines and then tell us! 😉

    Our winemaker said that we had to REALLY answer the question, so here’s the serious answer:

    Arizona has the perfect thermic soil for both reds and whites. In the Sonoita AVA we have the perfect temperatures. In the winter we hardly ever see frost kill, and in the summer we don’t reach temperatures over a 100 °F

  • What is ‘Sonoita AVA’?

    Glad you asked! The Sonoita AVA is something we get asked about a lot. So let’s break it down.

    AVA =  American Viticultural Area, a specially designated grape-growing region in the United States with unique geographical features. Borders are defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and trade Bureau  aka the ‘TTB’

    Sonoita AVA =  Sonoita American Viticultural Area. The only AVA in the entire state of Arizona. So, we’re only a little proud of it! Boundries for the area are Santa Rita Mountains, Canelo Hills, Huachuca Mountains and Whetstone Mountains. For more information on the Sonoita AVA please see our page on its history.

  • How many acres does the winery have?

    The winery owns 100 acres, but we have about 30 acres in vines with plans to expand.

  • Do you process all your grapes?

    Yep! We don’t buy grape juice from anywhere, we press it out ourselves from southeastern Arizona grapes.

  • How many cases of wine do you produce in a year?

    We produce about 4,000-5,000 cases a year.

  • Which wine is your bestseller?

    Tough question. Different times of the year trend differently, but overall we’d have to say that the Colombard is our steady best seller.

  • We’d like to visit your winery….

    Yes! We’d love to have you! Please see our Daily Tasting page for all the information you need about visiting our Winery and Tasting Room.

  • Have a question not answered on this page?

    No worries! Contact us at any time and we’ll get back to you with an answer as time provides! We do keep busy around here making wine so office hours can be a bit wiggly.