22 Exciting Wineries in Tucson, AZ (Southern Arizona)

Enjoying a glass of wine at Flying Leap Winery near Tubac, Arizona

The part of Southern Arizona near Tucson is full of unique wineries, vineyards, and bottleshops. We have been visiting family in Southern Arizona over 20 years and felt like we had done everything.

That was until our friend told us about all of the fun local wineries in Tucson, AZ.

We’ve broken our list of 22 of the best wineries in Tucson into four sections:

  • Wineries in Tucson, Arizona
  • Wineries in Sonoita, Arizona
  • Wineries in Elgin, Arizona
  • Wineries in Willcox, Arizona

All have wine tasting rooms serving great wine and private wine tastings. We hope you enjoy and we’d love to hear about your favorites!

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Wineries in Tucson, Arizona

Looking down the rows of grapes at Old Pueblo Cellars, one of the only wineries in Tucson proper
Image: Old Pueblo Cellars

Tucson, Arizona is located in Southern Arizona and is the second largest city behind Phoenix. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides and is very close to Arizona’s premier grape growing regions in Sonoita, Elgin, and Willcox.

Old Pueblo Cellars is the only actual vineyard in the Tucson metropolitan area. The rest are either tasting rooms operated by Arizona wineries or unique wine bars and bottle rooms. All are worth a visit!

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Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery

Flying Leap Vineyards is technically located in Wilcox, AZ about 80 miles East of Tucson. Thankfully they have tasting rooms in Elgin, Tucson, and our favorite, Tubac, Arizona.

Flying Leap was started by a group of former Air Force Pilots. They grow most of their own grapes, including Grenache, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, and their most popular grape, Tannat.

We loved their Petit Verdot, Tannat, and 2020 Escape, which is a white wine blend which was part of a tasting at their Tubac location.

Address: 100 N Railroad Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643

Phone: (520) 455-5499

Website: https://www.flyingleapvineyards.com/

Old Pueblo Cellars

Old Pueblo Cellars is located 19 miles northwest of Tucson near Marana and Oro Valley and is one of the top vineyards in the area. They worked with the University of Arizona to select varieties of grapes that grow best in Tucson’s unique climate.

Old Pueblo settled on Viognier (my fave!), Malvasia Bianca, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Tempranillo (another favorite).

The winery is gorgeous with stunning views of the Catalina Mountains and great tasting wines. It’s a no-brainer for anyone staying in Tucson!

Address: 10088 N St Patrick Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742

Phone: (520) 551-1011

Website: https://oldpueblocellars.com/

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Arizona Wine Collective

Arizona Wine Collective it Tucson’s premier wine tasting room, wine bar, and bottle shop. So, while technically not a winery, it is close enough and is dedicated to serving the best Arizona wines. It is also located near downtown Tucson.

They feature a number of Arizona wineries, including Rune, Los Milics Vineyards, Laramita, and more from Southern Arizona.

Address: 4280 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718

Phone: (520) 329-8595

Website: https://www.azwinecollective.com/

Sand-Reckoner – Tasting Room

Sand-Reckoner Vineyards are located in Willcox and operate a wonderful tasting room in Tucson, Arizona. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Saturday from 2-8PM.

They currently grow Malvasia Bianca, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and Syrah. SandReckoner serve single varietal and blends.

Address: 510 N 7th Ave #170, Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: (520) 833-0121

Website: https://sand-reckoner.com/

Pearly Baker Fermentables

Pearly Baker Fermentables is what a wine store should be. They focus on natural made wines that showcase the terroir and skill of the artisan. Most are organically farmed, wild yeast fermented, low sulfured, unfiltered, or all of the above.

Their selection really brings us back to our time living in Southern Europe when we could buy a bottle of natural wine at a farmers market for one Euro!

Address: 64 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 332-2387

Website: https://pearlybakerfermentables.com/

The Hoppy Vine

The Hoppy Vine is a bottle shop and taproom in Oro Valley, Arizona. It is great for beer and wine lovers and has an extensive list of beer and wine on tap. Yes, the different wines are all on tap, which was a new experience for us.

Address: 12125 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Phone: (520) 395-1215

Website: https://www.thehoppyvineov.com/

Charron Vineyard & Winery

Charron Vineyards is located 30 minutes outside of Tucson in Vail, Arizona. Their tasting room overlooks their winery and rose gardens and has some of the best sunsets in the world.

Charron only grows Merlot grapes on site. They source additional grapes from growers in Willcox, Arizona to be able to provide a broader selection of wines.

We love the variety of wines and especially their dry blushes (think Rose). At around $30 per bottle, they are also very affordable vs. many of their competitors.

Address: 18585 S Sonoita Hwy, Vail, AZ 85641

Phone: (520) 762-8585

Website: https://charronvineyards.com/

Arizona Winery Tours

Arizona Winery Tours provides public and private tours of the best wineries in Southern Arizona. Their Tucson wine tours cover wineries in Sonoita and Willcox and will pick you up at the location of your choice in Tucson and Oro Valley.

All tours come with lunch and plenty of wine for everyone!

Wineries in Sonoita, Arizona

Enjoying one of the best wineries in Southern Arizona - Dos Cabezas Winery's barrel room

Sonoita is a happening small town about an hour Southeast of Tucson on the backside of the Santa Rita Mountains. It is in the heart of Arizona wine country home to a ton of wineries, distilleries, breweries, and restaurants.

In our opinion, it is the palce to go if you live in Tucson and are looking for a romantic weekend away. Below are some of the most well known wineries mixed in with some unique new takes on the classic art.

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Dos Cabezas WineWorks

Dos Cabezas has been growing grapes and producing wines in Southern Arizona since 1995. It operates two vineyards, Pronghorn Vineyard in Sonoita and Cimarron Vineyard int he Kansas Settlement.

They produce excellent wines from a variety of grapes, including Malvasia, Picpoul Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Aglianico, Graciano, Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, and Tempranillo.

In addition, they offer food through Pronghorn Pizza and lodging via their Casa NextDoor.

Address: 3248 AZ-82, Sonoita, AZ 85637

Phone: (520) 455-5141

Website: https://www.doscabezas.com/

Rune Wines

Rune Wines is an off-grid winery providing a unique experience. Tastings are offered outside under a shade canopy with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

They are the only solar-powered and off-grid tasting room and vineyard in Southern Arizona and focus on sustainability.

They offer a food menu with a variety of sandwiches, small bites, and charcuterie and lodging at The Abode House.

Address: 3969 AZ-82, Sonoita, AZ 85637

Phone: (520) 338-8823

Website: https://www.runewines.com/

Arizona Hops and Vines

Arizona Hops and Vines is located in Sonoita, Arizona which sits at a higher elevation than Tucson and as a result is much cooler. It is Arizona’s premier wine country and was officially designated by the ATF as an American Viticulture Area.

They host a ton of events, including live music on the weekends. The stage is framed in by beautiful mountains on all sides, which creates quite the venue!

Address: 3450 AZ-82, Sonoita, AZ 85637

Phone: (301) 237-6556

Website: https://www.azhopsandvines.com/

Sunset Ride Wine

Sunset Ride Wine is a relative newcomer in the Sonoita wine scene. They grow a number o grapes, however their Cab is the clear winner. They are also one of the few we’ve seen in Southern Arizona with a classic Sangiovese.

Address: 3266 AZ-82, Sonoita, AZ 85637

Phone: (925) 577-4967

Website: https://sunsetride.com/

Wineries in Elgin, Arizona

Flying Leap Vineyards is a great winery near Tucson
Image: Flying Leap Vineyards

Elgin, Arizona is located 15 miles due east of Sonoita. Many view them as one and the same and the area is often referred to as Sonoita-Elgin.

Like Sonoita, it is home to a ton of wineries, distilleries, breweries, and restaurants. Below is a list of wineries that we love the most.

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Callaghan Vineyards

Callaghan Vineyards is Arizona’s largest producer of wines. They have been producing award-winning wines since 1990 with a decidedly simplistic approach (i.e. no gizmos and lots of barrels).

We recommend their tasting, which comes with 5 1 oz. tastings and your own wine glass. Barret’s Rose is a real treat! They have a large wine selection sold by the bottle in addition to their tasting flights

Address: 336 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611

Phone: (520) 455-5322

Website: https://www.callaghanvineyards.com/

Elgin Winery & Distillery

Elgin Winery & Distiller is the most awarded distillery and winery in the West. They are a collection of wineries and a distillery in the Elgin area.

If you are looking for a diverse tasting experience, Elgin Winery and Distillery is your place.

Address: 471 Elgin Rd, Elgin, AZ 85611

Phone: (520) 455-9309

Website: elginwd.com

Los Milics Vineyards

Los Milics is a small, expanding vineyard in the hills of Southern Arizona. They offer tastings with a meal at both their Elgin and Scottsdale locations. Their tasting room in Elgin is beautifully done and has amazing views of their vineyard and the surrounding mountains.

Grapes grown onsite include Graciano, Grenache, Monastrell, Motepulciano, Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng, Vermentino, Tannat, Teroldego, Carignan, and Vernac.

Address: 423 Upper Elgin Rd #824, Elgin, AZ 85611

Phone: (520) 221-0180

Website: https://losmilicsvineyards.com/

Sonoita Vineyards

Sonoita Vineyards is the oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona and was started in 1974. They offer wine tastings, private tours, and host many events throughout the year.

They have a ton of wines to choose from, but we’d recommend their award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon. Their wines are sold throughout Southern Arizona, including many liquor stores and bottle shops in Tucson.

Address: 290 Elgin Canelo Rd, Elgin, AZ 85611

Phone: (520) 455-5893

Website: https://www.sonoitavineyards.com/

Wilhelm Family Vineyards

Wilhelm Family Vineyards is a family-owned winery offering tastings on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Their southwestern inspired tasting room offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, high-desert grasslands, and their vineyard.

They have a number of wonderful heavy reds on their list, including an excellent Malbec and a mouthwatering Graciano!

Address: 21 Mountain Ranch Dr, Elgin, AZ 85611

Phone: (520) 455-9291

Website: https://www.pillsburywine.com/

Wineries in Willcox, Arizona

Beautiful views of the grapes and mountains at Golden Rule Vineyards near Tucson, Arizona
Image: Golden Rule Vineyards

Willcox, Arizona is the area’s breadbasket and is home to a number of vineyards. It is also home to some of the best pestaccios grown in the US. It is surrounded by the Pinaleño and Chiricahua Mountains.

As a matter of fact, if you are going to Willcox, then be sure to check out Chiricahua National Park! You can have a nice hike and then sit down for a tasting menu filled with the best wine.

1764 Vineyard

1764 Vineyard is located east of Tucson and south of Willcox in Pearce, Arizona. It is situated in the Willcox AVA (American Viticultural Area), where the climate and soil are reminiscent of growing regions found in Italy, Spain, and France.

They grow Petit Verdot, Picpou Blanc, and Vermentino grapes. Their tasting room is located on their vineyards and has panoramic views of the Willcox basin and Cochise Stronghold.

Address: 357 Treasure Rd Box 822, Pearce, AZ 85625

Phone: (520) 329-2590

Website: https://www.1764vineyards.com/

Golden Rule Vineyards

Golden Rule Vineyards’ tasting room is located in the historic Chevrolet dealership building in Willco, AZ. They also have a tasting room at their vineyard which is at the north end of the Dragoon mountains. The latter is for special events and by appointments only.

You can also tour their Pistachio groves, which is a real treat. We might be biased but we think some of the worlds best Pistachios are grown in Willcox!

Address: 469 S Haskell Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643

Phone: (520) 766-0001

Website: https://goldenrulevineyards.com/

Laramita Cellars

Laramita Cellars is nestled in the foothills of the Dos Cavezas mountains in Southern Arizona. All of their wines are made from 100% Arizona grown grapes. They grow 18 grape varieties and focus on sustainability and organic approaches.

They attend many festivals and events throughout the year and offer a grape crushing festival on site which is a ton of fun!

Address: 6223 E Cattle Dr, Willcox, AZ 85643

Phone: (480) 560-2605

Website: https://www.laramitacellars.com/

Four Tails Vineyard

Four Tails Vineyard’s wines are all made from 100% Arizona-grown grapes grown right on their estate south of Tucson in Southern Arizona. They are dog lovers, which can be seen in their name and the names of their wines.

You can look forward to wines made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Tempranillo, and Viognier. Keep an eye on their schedule for unique events year round.

Address: 274 E Pearce Road, Pearce, AZ 85625

Phone: (623) 693-6547

Website: https://fourtailsvineyard.com/

Pillsbury Wine Company

Pillsubry Wine Company focuses on 100% estate vineyard grown wines utilizing wild yeast. They offer tours and tasting at their location in Wilcox with beautiful scenery.

Their tasting room has a unique wild west feel that fits perfect in southern Arizona and is a nice break for the more modern tasting rooms at the larger vineyards.

Address: 6450 S Bennett Pl, Willcox, AZ 85643

Phone: (310) 508-3348

Website: https://www.pillsburywine.com/

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