Village of Elgin Winery was our next stop. The winery is located in Elgin, about 55 miles from Tucson and about 5 miles from Sonoita. The vineyard uses classic Claret varietals and Syrahs. Elgin Winery uses traditional techniques and is the only winery that still stomps the grapes and uses only wood casks. It is a family owned winery, and the capacity is only 120,000 bottles. The Elgin Winery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for tasting and purchases.
The varieties of wines here are mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Colombard, Merlot, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. There was a small charge for wine tasting. At this winery we purchased a bottle of Old World Cuvee, a blend, said to be fermented and aged in fine Italian Chestnut barrels.
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