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Major festivals at Sonoita Vineyards

Sonoita Vineyards ArizonaSonoita Vineyards holds three annual wine festivals each year at their winery near Sonoita, Arizona in southweastern Arizona.

The three major winery festivals are Annual Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Festival, HarvestFest and the Annual St. Martin’s New Release Festival. Festival participants enjoy wine tasting, souvenir glass, winery tours, food and wine pairings (Savor Sonoita), and live music and dancing.

Harvestfest Time!!

Grapes to Glass: Sunday, October 29, 2016 at Maynards Market & Kitchen, Tucson, AZ, 6pm - 9pm. Join Sonoita Vineyards and 8 other Arizona Wineries at Maynards Market for a Pre-Halloween Art Festival! Tickets are $30-$35. Tickets can be found here.

Colors of Copper Art Gala & Wine Festival on Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th in Clifton, AZ. Lori & Robi will be at the Colors of Copper event again this year! Be sure to visit the beautiful town of Clifton in the fall and enjoy some Arizona wines! Find more information here.

The Sonoita AVA & Sonoita Vineyards Presents the Annual St. Martin's New Release Festival! Join the Sonoita AVA (American Viticultural Area) at Sonoita Vineyards Saturday, November 12th 10:00pm to 5:00pm. $35 Buy Online, Limit 100. $40 at the door, day o fevent.

Sonoita Vineyards News Updates

"Sweet & Savory" Wine & Food Pairing Event at Sonoita Vineyards on Saturday, February 13th from 10am to 4pm. Celebrate Valentine's Day with eight sweet and savory wine and food pairings with Sonoita Vineyards wines accompanying each food created by Happy Cooker Catering, for a truly luxurious treat. Only 65 ticket are being offered for this tasting event. $20 per person, including a complimentary wine glass.


CrushBrew Craft Beverage Festival
Scottsdale, AZ
Friday & Saturday, February 19th & 20th

Off The Vine Festival
Oro Valley, AZ
Saturday, February 20th

Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

St. Martin's AVA Festival
Saturday, November 12th, 2016

During Sonoita Vineyard's events, lunches and wagon rides are also available for an addition charge. Lunch may be purchased on-site from Steak Out and Prairie Chicks Catering as well as wine-by-the glass. Horseback rides (on site) and trail ride packages (reservations needed) are available from Arizona Horseback Experience.

The Sonoita Vineyard's winery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except major holidays. The Sonoita Vineyards wine festivals are held during those hours.

Directions to Sonoita Vineyards: Take Hwy 83 south from I-10. Sonoita Vineyards is located 3 miles south of Elgin at 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, Elgin, AZ.

For more information call 520-455-5893.
E-mail Sonoita Vineyards at [email protected]
Sonoita Vineyards web site: http://www.sonoitavineyards.com/

Sonoita Vineyards officially has the Arizona Department of Agriculture's Arizona Grown label to be able to put on all of our wines! Sonoita Vineyards has made 100% Arizona Wine from 100% Arizona Grapes for over 30 years and now they will be able to show it on all our products! They will also be bottling very soon (once the bottles arrive) some new wines: 2014 Cuvee Blanc, 2013 Zingiovese, Karma (A red Blend), and Angel Wings just to name a few.

Now for the long awaited Sonoita Vineyards Wine Club--Sonoita Sippers VIP--stay tuned there will have 3 different levels 3 bottle, 6 bottle and 12 bottle shipment spring and winter. We will start signing club members up at the 37th Annual Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards.

Now for the upcoming events Saturday February 14 Sweet and Savory Wine and Food Pairing. Saturday and Sunday April 18th and 19th will be at Kief Joshua for the SE AZ Wine Festival.

Saturday April 25th 37th Annual Blesssing of Sonoita Vineyards. Do not forget to book your horseback wine ride with AZ Horseback Experience call Ron and Marge at 520-455-5696. Stay tuned on Facebook for all extra events that didn't make it on here. (HINT: BONFIRE Date TBD for all the working folks out there who can not make it to the winery before 4pm)

New News from our tasting room when you come in to the tasting room do not forget about the New 2015 Sonoita Wine Dogs Calendar $10. Right now when you come in for a tasting and purchase bottles of wine you will receive 30-50% discount off on the tasting. We offer 5% off for all Military Personell Retired and Active our way of to say thank you! Special Savings Tax Day lands on Wine Wednesday (hours on 4/15/2015 10am-6pm) and in honor of the occasion we are having a blow out sale all wine will be at wholesale prices so if you got a return or you had to pay you will need wine regardless.


Designating an American Viticultural Area takes time; a wine region has to prove the distinguishing features of an area and explain with specificity how these features affect viticulture and how they are distinguished viticulturally from all other areas around the proposed AVA.

These features include climate, geology, altitude, soils, and physical features. The Sonoita Wine Country has proven itself through its inclusion as one of the first AVA's in the USA and over time by producing unique and lush wines. The Sonoita AVA was designated on October 26th, 1984.
Situated at an altitude of 5,000 feet with boundaries set by the Santa Rita, Huachuca and Whetstone mountain ranges, and Canelo Hills the Sonoita AVA is set in the rolling grass- lands between the sky islands of Southern Arizona.

With an average rainfall of over 20 inches and summer temperatures hovering around the high 80's, the Sonoita AVA offers exceptional conditions for producing award

Adding to its prestige, Sonoita AVA is, at prcsent, the only federally recogruzed wine growing region in the state of Arizona. Currendy home to the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards in the state, the Sonoita-Elgin winegrowing region has been recognized as one of the top ten wine trails in the country by USA Today..

Photo: From the 33rd Blessing of the Vines at Sonoita Vineyards @ 2011 BZB, Robert Zucker.

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