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SONOITA VINEYARDS 45TH BLESSING OF THE VINES

April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

The 45th Annual BLESSING OF THE VINES will be held Saturday, April 2, 2023, from 10AM-5PM at Sonoita Vineyards, 290 Elgin Canelo Road, in Elgin, Arizona in Sonoita Wine Country. The daylong event includes the Blessing of the Vines Procession at noon with Father Greg Adolf from Saint Andrews and his clergy guests to celebrate the beginning of spring and growing season.

45thAnnual Blessing of the Vines is $25.00 pre-sale admission online, $30 at the door and includes souvenir glass and 6 wine tastings from local participating wineries. Lunch may be purchased on-site from Las Vigas, Curbside Kitchen, and Sparky’s Cantina. Live Music all day provided by The Band Wanted and Liz & Pete. Guests may purchase lunch from Tita! Tita! and Curbside Kitchen plus Fine Art and Craft Vendors onsite all day.Participating wineries with Sonoita Vineyards: The Elgin Distillery, Thunder Canyon Brewery, AZ Hops and Vines, 1764 Vineyards, Hannah’s Hill and Wilhelm Vineyards.

This is the first of three festivals at Sonoita Vineyards for 2023 – HarvestFest is scheduled July 29, 2023, and the 23rd Annual Sonoita AVA New Release Festival is Saturday, November 11, 2023. Sonoita Vineyards is also available for daily tastings, private tours, luncheons, weddings and other special events, company getaways and retreats.

The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards opened in 1983, and now includes over 30 acres of vines. Located 35-miles southeast of Tucson in Elgin, Sonoita Vineyards is a 25-acre vineyard situated on the south side of a hillside, surrounded by rolling grasslands. The Sonoita American Viticultural Area is a basin surrounded by three mountain ranges, theHuachuca Mountains, the Santa Rita Mountains, and the Whetstone Mountains. The vineyard plantings are 4,500 feet above sea level, some of the highest in North America. This hillside planting protects the vines from harsh winds and frost. The grape varietals grown at Sonoita Vineyards are Chardonnay, Mission, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Malbec. For more information on the Winery/Tasting Room that is open daily from 10am-4pm (except major holidays) or private tours, tastings, luncheons or special events in the Vintage Room or operations of Sonoita Vineyards, contact the tasting room at (520) 455-5893 or online at www.sonoitavineyards.com

From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #281– Route 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83, Sonoita Vineyards is located 3 miles south of the town of Elgin, at 290 Elgin-Canelo Road.

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Sonoita Vineyards
290 Elgin-Canelo Road
Elgin, AZ 85611 United States
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(520) 455-5893
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