||American Viticultural Area
||208,000 acres (84,200 ha)
||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Zinfandel
The Sonoita AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in southeast Arizona, south of the city of Tucson. The Sonoita area is a basin surrounded by three mountain ranges, the Huachuca Mountains, the Santa Rita Mountains, and the Whetstone Mountains. The vineyard plantings are 4,500 to 5,000 feet (1,400 to 1,500 m) above sea level, some of the highest in North America. The soil is alluvial fans of gravelly loam that retains scarce water well.
Coordinates: 31°32′28″N 110°45′18″W / 31.5412403°N 110.7549942°W