Sierra Bonita Vineyards, named for their location adjacent to the historic Sierra Bonita ranch established in 1872. The winery and vineyard is strictly a family affair. Three generations of their family tend the vines. They are located 22 miles northwest of Willcox, Arizona at an elevation of 4,300 feet in a beautiful and rich agricultural valley.
In January 2011, they released their first wines to the public—150 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 120 cases of Syrah. The 11-acre vineyard was first planted in 1997 and they continue to add new vines. In 2009, they built our winery where they can process the grapes as soon as they are harvested—pesticide free, returning all cuttings and skins to the vineyards, fostering a sustainable and eco-friendly vineyard.
Their elevation creates warm days and cool nights—perfect for growing the varieties we have chosen. They grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul Blanc (not yet producing), Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Tannat.
Membership Level: Master Grower / Winemaker / Willcox