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Callaghan Vineyards

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allaghan Vineyards is a family-owned and -operated winery located off of Elgin Road in Sonoita and is in its 29th year. The business was founded by Kent Callaghan and his parents Karen and Harold in 1990 after the family decided to open their own winery based on their love of

European wines. They offer a wide range of dry wines: dry whites, dry roses, dry reds, a dessert wine and sparkling wines to their customers. The owners pride themselves on spending most of their time in the vineyards to offer the best possible product. Their indoor tasting room

includes a souvenir 21-ounce crystal glass for $10. Bottles can be purchased, but not opened, on the vineyard property. The company prides itself on its numerous accolades and being served at the White House four times, with the most recent being for the Governor’s Dinner in January 2017.

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Address: 336 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611 Phone: 520-455-5322 Website: callaghanvineyards. com/ Hours: Thursday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The distillery’s team has a localfirst attitude that transcends into its production. “We hand craft every aspect of our production,” Ellan said. “We malt, grind, ferment, distill, age, and package on site. We use Arizonagrown produce and grains. ‘Local first’ is our prime directive, from Mexican bottles to local botanicals.” Like its winery, the distillery has

its own history. It’s the first licensed craft distillery in the state, Ellan said. But it doesn’t stop there. The village is a triple threat — it also has its own brewery. Like its other products, the village’s brewery strives to serve beer with distinct “Arizona characteristics,” Ellan said, with locally-sourced ingredients.

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Address: 471 Elgin Rd, Elgin, AZ 85611 Hours: Sunday to Friday 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

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he Village of Elgin Wines produces wines from more than 30 different types of grapes, all grown in southeastern Arizona and is the second oldest winery in the state. “Bill Letarte put together a merry little band of crazies who have been making wine since dinosaurs roamed Arizona. Our team is family and we thoroughly enjoy everything we do,” said owner Gary Ellan. The vineyard produces an assortment of wines that fits all tastes, Ellan said. From sweet wine to dry and everything in between, this old winery has something for everyone, which Ellan hopes will keep people coming back. But it’s not just wine the team at The Village of Elgin Wine produce. Next door to the wine tasting room is the Elgin Distillery, which produces rum, brandy, vodka and gin. The liquors are internationally renowned, Ellan said, and the distillery boasts top honors from competitions across the globe.

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