When most people think of Arizona, they tend to picture dry, desert landscapes with cacti scattered over the landscape. While that picture is certainly accurate for a large portion of Arizona, the wineries in Southern Arizona’s Sonoran Wine Country often bring different images to mind. Some people are surprised to learn that Arizona even has wineries!
In fact, touring the wineries of Sonoran Wine Country can be the perfect way to escape the heat of Tucson and enjoy delicious beverages from local distilleries and wineries. The team of leisure travel experts at Diamond Transportation is proud to offer wine tours of Southern Arizona. In today’s post, we will discuss our wine tours, Sonoran Wine Country, and give some tips on wine tasting.
Sonoran Wine Country
Sonoran Wine Country is home to many wineries and distilleries local to Arizona. Some of these wineries, such as Callaghan Vineyards, have even gained national attention due to the quality of their wines. Most of the wineries are found near the towns of Elgin and Sonoita, both of which are about 50 miles southeast of Tucson.
Resting in the shadow of the over 9,000- foot tall peak Mount Wrightson, Sonoita and Elgin provide a fantastic place for wineries and distilleries to thrive. This region typically features milder temperatures and a climate suited to vineyards. Sonoran Wine Country also offers wonderful views of Arizona’s landscapes! Between the wide selection of local vineyards, tasty beverages, and breathtaking views, this region provides a fulfilling getaway to Arizona’s leisure travelers.
Customize Your Tour
At Diamond Transportation, we want to make sure that our wine tours are suited to your specific interests. For that reason, our tours can be customized to feature wineries of your choice. When you take a wine tour from Diamond Transportation, you get to choose between 14 different wineries in the Sonoran Wine Country. Choose between three and five wineries that interest your group the most and we will arrange for you to tour them.
Whether you would prefer to try the famous Callaghan Vineyard or try the highly-reviewed Kief Joshua Vineyards, we can help you set up the right tour for your group. Hops and Vines even offers live music every Saturday and kid-friendly areas so the whole family can enjoy a trip to wine country.
Tips to Help You Prepare for Wine Tasting
After you have booked your wine tasting tour with Diamond Transportation, you may be excited to enjoy the wines of your vineyards of choice have to offer, but perhaps you have never tried wine tasting. If that is the case, then keep reading for wine tasting tips that will help make your experience fantastic.
Our first tip is to swirl and smell the wines you taste. One of the wonderful parts about wine is the aromas it offers.Take these aromas in by gently swirling wine in your glass and sniffing the flavors given off by the beverage.
Another good thing to remember is to feel comfortable asking questions about the wines you taste. On your wine tours, you will be surrounded by the people who know the most about the wines you taste. Take advantage of that knowledge by asking questions.
Finally, remember to pace yourself. Spit wine occasionally to ensure you are ready to taste all the wines you have lined up throughout your tours. Remember to eat some food and use palate cleansers to get the best experience possible.
Book Your Tour Today!
Book your wine tour today through Diamond Transportation! Our team will take you around the wineries of Sonoran Wine Country and our staff can help you pick the right wineries for your tour. Contact us today to learn more!