Arizona Winery Map Modern winemaking in Arizona began in 1973 when Dr. Gordon Dutt, a soil scientist from the University of Arizona and A Blake Brophy established the first experimental vineyard on the Ignacio de Babocomari Ranch in southern Arizona. According to Dr. Dutt, the high altitude and soil similar to that found in Burgundy, France are the keys to successful grape growing in the region. Following his experimental success, Dr. Dutt planted Arizona’s first commercial vineyard in 1979 and opened the Sonoita Vineyards Winery in 1983. Today, Arizona wineries are clustered around the cities of Flagstaff, Phoenix and Tucson. Scroll down for a comprehensive list of Arizona wineries and click “map view” to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available to complement its wines, or hosts vineyard weddings, we make it easy to find the best wine tasting and touring destinations in Arizona wine country.