One of the best parts of our job is imparting and sharing our knowledge with others. However sometimes we get so many of the same questions it’s beneficial to address them here! Maybe you have one we’ve never been asked before, if so, visit us and try to stump us!
Are all your grapes from Arizona?
YES! All of our grapes are from southeast Arizona only! We don’t bring in any grapes or juice from California.
Do you grow your own grapes?We do! We have about 30 acres of our land in vines.
What varieties do you grow?Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Petit Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mission Grapes, Malbec, Chardonnay…Straight from the Vineyard Managers mouth!
What is your elevation?About 5,000 feet.
What are the benefits of growing grapes in Arizona for wine?Why don’t you come in and try our wines and then tell us!
How many acres does the winery have?The winery owns 100 acres, but we have about 30 acres in vines
Do you process all your grapes?Yep! We don’t buy grape juice from anywhere, we press it out ourselves.
How many cases do you produce a year?We produce about 4,000-5,000 cases a year.
Which wine is your bestseller?That would have to be our Colombard.
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!
Wine Tasting FAQs
What day/time of day is the best to visit?
For more one-on-one time with our Wine Consultants we suggest visiting Monday-Thursday on non-Holiday weeks. Saturdays and Sunday afternoons are the busiest times for us.
I’ve never been to a wine tasting. What should I expect?
Expect wine, information and fun! We expect you to be a calm and considerate visitor to our winery. We are a working winery and vineyard, so you might hear loud noises, smell interesting smells and experience some wildlife as our production room floor is attached to our tasting room.
Can we bring our pet?
Short answer: yes. Long answer: Any animals must be on a leash and supervised. No animals are allowed in the tasting room unless they are service animals.
Do you have any Bilingual employees?
Sadly not one in the tasting room everyday. We have one part-time wine consultant who speaks Spanish, and one who knows rudimentary ASL (‘Hi’, ‘Please’, ‘Thank you’, fingerspelling, etc).
Do you know of places that offer chauffeured wine tours of all the wineries in the area?
There are a few fantastic services in the area which offer wine tours. Please see our Sonoita & Elgin Service Page.
What time of year is the best time to visit?
Whenever you’re in the area! The Sonoita/Elgin seasons run the gamut from clear, hot days to chillier, snowy days. July to early September is our monsoon season, so if you’re used to our usual golden grass we invite you to visit during any of those months for a slightly greener perspective.
What time of year is the busiest?
Our busiest time of year is from November to early May. But that doesn’t mean we can’t fit you in!