Sonoita Wine Country
Check in here first and receive a Wine discount card on your room key, for big savings.
Take some of our wine glasses ,which will save you more.
we'll also give you a Wine map and the lastest updates so you can have an enjoyable time.
Xanadu now honors Wine travel card with special
promotional code ( WINECARD )
Book two nights or more on line and receive a special discount with this code.
Must preesent club card at check in to receive this discount.
At check out you will see the reg rate, after booking we will e-mail you the cash discount rate.
We have 3 wineries open 7 days a week, 6 on Thursday all 11 open Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Check in after 6 PM you will need to make special arrangements
Wine... in Sonoita/Elgin, Arizona?
Yes. Many varieties grow well in Arizona, among them: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sangiovese.
A Berry Good Place for Wine
The Mountain Empire's terrain offers the juicy little berries warm days and chilly nights, which are considered ideal conditions for growing certain wine grapes. And, research by soil scientists has shown that the soil temperatures in Sonoita, Arizona are the same as they are in Sonoma, California.
Area Vintners Carry on a 17th Century Tradition
The history of viticulture (the production of wine grapes) in Arizona dates back to the late 17th century. Franciscan missionaries planted vineyards here nearly 100 years before the California missions were settled. Today, more than ten vineyards and wineries dot the Arizona landscape, and the products they produce get better each year. In fact, Arizona wines have been served at the White House, and both Dos Cabezas WineWorks and Elgin's Callaghan Vineyards received high marks in a 2002 issue of Wine Spectator magazine.
When considering the great wine grape growing regions of the world, Arizona probably doesn't make the top ten. But you might be surprised to know that there are several varieties of wine grapes that do very well in Arizona, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sangiovese.
Vineyards were first planted in Arizona in the 17th century by Franciscan missionaries. Today there are thirteen active wineries in the state, with over 650 acres of grapes being grown for the purpose of wine production.
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