The area around Willcox, Elgin and Sonoita Arizona have a climate and soil conditions similar to California and Argentina, as they are over 5000′ in elevation resulting is ‘not as hot’ a climate. As a result there are more than 15 wineries in Sonoita and Elgin alone, and another 14 in Willcox.
We stopped by the Flying Leap Vineyard near Elgin for some tasting and a tour. While it is too early for the grapes to be growing, it is still a picturesque setting.
Not only does Flying Leap make wine, they also make spirits, and the nice people at Flying Leap showed me around.
The facility has separate tasing rooms for the spirits and the wines.
You are more than welcome to wander around the facility.
They are very dog friendly!
While there are many tasting rooms in the area, a stop at Flying Leap is highly recommended.