You deserve a girls’ trip. You also deserve to spend your day in a place where the wine keeps flowing. Why not do that at the source? Wineries are not in short supply in and around Tucson. In fact, the best places to grow wine in the entire state tend to be all around Tucson, thanks to the terrain. So, whether you’re looking for a full tour or just to do some tasting, you can have your fun and drink it, too. We have created a list of the best wineries to attend in Tucson, AZ for a girls trip.
10088 N St Patrick Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742
The wine at Old Pueblo Cellars is unfiltered, natural, and delicious. You don’t expect to find a vineyard in the middle of the desert, but hidden amongst saguaros in north Tucson is this gem of a winery. Like their wine, you can feel a little unfiltered and natural here — Old Pueblo being a place where you and your BFFs can really let your hair down!
18585 S Sonoita Hwy, Vail, AZ 85641
It doesn’t matter when you start your girls’ trip — it matters when you finish. Does finishing at sunset in a delightful tasting room strike your interest? How about a wine slushy to cool yourself off during the summer months? Whatever you’re taking advantage of for your girls’ night, Charron Vineyards has it in spades. This favorite in Vail, Arizona is a short drive from Tucson, and it’s a perfect place to kick back with a classy glass of locally produced wine.
21 Mountain Ranch Dr, Elgin, AZ 85611
You’ll be ecstatic to know that among all the beautiful hills and formations of the high desert surrounding the Tucson area, there are wineries to be discovered and tasted. One of these is Wilhelm Family Vineyards, lying among several others just south of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. This family-owned establishment in Sonoita specializes in Spanish varietals and sits at nearly a mile above sea level, in what is known as Arizona’s original wine country — and the first region designated by the U.S. as an area for growing and studying grapes. We definitely think you and your girlfriends can “study” the grapes here in more ways than one. In fact, it’s encouraged.
290 Elgin Canelo Rd, Elgin, AZ 85611
Open every day except Tuesdays for tasting hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sonoita Vineyards is is a popular winery near Tucson, AZ producing award-winning wines of varying types, from the crisp and dry to the bright and fruity. Another vineyard in the high desert terrain, they’ve named their establishment after the Sonoita region where they’ve made their delectable wines. Come enjoy their Desert Nectar, a sweet wine, or their Sonora Rossa, a dry rosé — and be sure to bring some back home to share (or to keep all to yourself)!