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    Dos Cabezas Wineworks
    Planted, harvested, and fermented in Arizona! Come try a glass!

    Dos Cabezas WineWorks is a family-owned and operated winery that challenges the perception that Arizona does not produce exceptional wines. Dos Cabezas WineWorks has been producing wines in Arizona since 1995. The winery was originally located on the 80 acre Dos Cabezas Vineyard near Willcox, AZ. Just after the harvest of 2006, winemaker Todd Bostock purchased the winery with the help of his wife Kelly and his parents Frank and Paula. The winery was moved to Sonoita, Arizona, close to the vineyard the family planted in Elgin in 2003.

    Our wine has been enjoyed at the White House, earned critical acclaim and grabbed international attention. Yes, we make great wine. And yes, it's made near the rolling hills of Southeastern Arizona where birds, bobcats and pronghorn antelope call home.

    Come down to our Dos Cabezas Tasting Room in Sonoita. It offers a relaxed yet inviting vibe where chats with the owners are as common as the great wine. Dos Cabezas wines are available in many fine Arizona restaurants and retail locations.
    Flying Leap Vineyards
    Flying Leap Vineyards is an Arizona Winery based in Santa Cruz County, AZ. This committed team of talented winemakers grows a select portfolio of both red and white wine grapes on two vineyards in southeastern Arizona. FLV produces a diverse portfolio of ultra premium, proprietary wines at its winery located in Elgin, AZ about 45 minutes south of Tucson. FLV operates four tasting rooms and three fine art galleries, which are located at its estate winery in Elgin, in historic downtown Willcox, Old Bisbee and Tucson’s St. Philips Plaza. Flying Leap’s award-winning wines are sold regionally in specialty and major wine retailers.

    FLVI produces red, white, rosé and fortified wines of varying degrees of sweetness, acidity, tannin and oak character from an array of carefully-selected grape varieties uniquely suited for southern Arizona’s dry, arid climate and soil chemistry. These include traditional Rhône-style blended wines from red grape varietals such as Grenache/Garnacha, Petit Verdot, Mourvédre, Tannat, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Graciano. White grapes in FLVI’s portfolio include Viognier, Marsanne, Malvasia-Bianca, Verdelho, Albariño and Piquepoul Blanc.
    Sierra Bonita Vineyards and Tasting Room
    Sierra Bonita Vineyards, named for our location adjacent to the historic Sierra Bonita ranch established in 1872, is strictly a family affair. Three generations of our family tend the vines. We are located 22 miles northwest of Willcox, Arizona at an elevation of 4,300 feet in a beautiful and rich agricultural valley.

    In January 2011 we released our first wines to the public—150 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 120 cases of Syrah. The 11-acre vineyard was first planted in 1997 and we continue to add new vines. In 2009 we built our winery where we can process the grapes as soon as they are harvested—pesticide free, returning all cuttings and skins to the vineyards, fostering a sustainable and eco-friendly vineyard.

    Please visit our tasting room:Tasting Room. It is conveniently located on Camino Principal at the entrance to the Tucson Country Club. We hope to see you there!

    Our elevation creates warm days and cool nights—perfect for growing the varieties we have chosen. We grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc (not yet producing), Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Tannat.

    We harvest the grapes at dawn, or earlier, and press them that day. The reds are fermented in the winery in open bins and are then aged in French oak barrels. The Sauvignon Blanc and Grenache Blanc are fermented in cooled steel tanks. At the time chosen to bottle, the wine is gravity fed into the bottling equipment. After bottling, the wine is aged at 55 degrees in our cellar until it can be enjoyed.
    Dr. Gordon Dutt, founder of Sonoita Vineyards, is a retired soil scientist from the University of Arizona. As part of a research project back in 1973, he established an experimental vineyard on the red, acidic clay of the Babacomari Ranch in Southern Arizona. The success of that vineyard and the quality of the wines from those grapes led to the planting of a commercial vineyard in 1979, the first in the Sonoita-Elgin area. Sonoita Vineyards Winery opened in 1983 with a first-vintage production of 300 gallons.
    Today Winemaker Lori Reynolds, Dr. Dutt’s Granddaughter, and Vineyard Manager Robi Reynolds, are producing nearly 4000 cases per year from 12 different grape varieties including Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Malbec, Mission and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over 90% of this production is sold through a beautiful and spacious tasting room, gift shop and special events facility with picturesque views of hillside vineyards, rolling grasslands and scenic mountain ranges. This facility is open daily (except major holidays) from 10AM to 4PM. Sonoita Vineyards is located 3 miles south of Elgin at 290 Elgin-Canelo Road, 85611. Visit www.sonoitavineyards.com or call 520-455-5893.

    Sonoita Vineyards sits on a hilltop in the rolling grasslands of southern Arizona at an elevation of 5000 ft. The winery produces a full range of premium wines from crisp and fruity to bold and complex. Sonoita Vineyards is nestled in the middle of the Sonoita AVA (started in 1984) and produces high quality wines that expresses our unique terrior.
    The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards was started in 1974, opened in 1983 and now includes over 50 acres of vines. Aided by the unique growing conditions of the Sonoita Appellation (AVA – American Viticultural Area), the winery consistently creates award winning wines, including a Cabernet Sauvignon chosen by national wine critics to serve at a Presidential Inauguration Gala. Perched at an elevation of 5,000 feet among rolling grasslands, the vineyard is surrounded on three sides by soaring mountain ranges. The staff is small making each vintage of wine a one of a kind experience. The small staff does all the production and vine care under the guidance of Lori Reynolds, our Winemaker and granddaughter to our founder Dr. Gordon Dutt and Robi Reynolds, our Vineyard Manager. Every bottle of wine is hand bottled, labeled and capped in small batches at less than 2,000 bottles per vintage. Our grapes come no further than the Southeastern Arizona Region with the majority of wines being vinted from estate grapes.

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