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Area Attractions

The Sonoita, Elgin & Patagonia communities make up what is locally known as the “Mountain Empire.” Located in the heart of Arizona’s Wine Country at an elevation of 5,000 feet, the Sonoita plain is surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges – the Santa Ritas, Whetstones, Huachucas, and Canelo Hills.

Considered high desert grassland, Sonoita is extraordinarily beautiful with rolling hills, lush grasslands, Arizona ash and oak trees, and colorful wildflowers.

There are many things to do and places to stay while visiting the area. Check out the local links provided below: