Sunday, March 13, 2011

Arizona Vineyards

A visit to the Sonoita/Elgin Vineyard region is a beautiful 25 mile drive south of I10, between Benson and Tucson. You can visit 9 wineries within minutes of each other, or simply enjoy a lovely drive through the rolling grasslands and mountain vistas.

On the way into Sonoita this bigger-than-life, back-lit silhouette appears on a grassy hillside. It is sooo real you will do a double-take!!

We were fortunate to see these Prong Horn Antelope foraging in the grasslands.

View from the Sonoita Vineyards Hacienda, where we tasted 8 delightful wines, Artichoke Piquillo Bruschetta and Champagne with Hibiscus Flowers, all for $7, wine glass included. Sunday drives just don't get better than this!

Spring is here in Southern Arizona! This young Cottonwood is already green with new leaves.

Kief-Joshua Vineyard; the second winery we visited.

1 comment:

  1. I remember seeing that Cowboy sillouette & it does make one do a double take alright.