A look at the robust expansion of winemaking that began around 2002, as new wineries opened their doors and new vineyards started to pop up across Sonoita-Elgin.
As Hermosa Project Ramps Up, Local Concerns Escalate
As the Biden Administration accelerated the permitting process for the Hermosa project, Patagonia Vice Mayor Michael Stabile said he was “shocked” by South32’s new projections of mine-related traffic impacts and concerned by its plans for dewatering. “They’re going to flood us with water and they’re going to flood us with trucks,” he said.
Significant Developments for South32’s Hermosa Project
The Biden Administration is fast-tracking the permitting process for the mining project. Also, South32 has released its traffic study for the Cross Creek Connector access route.
Decision Point Looming: Will Hermosa Project Move Forward?
South32’s timeline for its Hermosa Project is coming into focus. Here is a round-up of what we know so far about the Board’s final investment decision, the Cross Creek Connector road, the Flux Canyon route, dewatering and more.
A History of Winemaking in Sonoita/Elgin, Part 2: The Rough Years
During the 1990s, the winemaking and grape farming industry in Elgin expanded, retracted and survived. It was the best of times and the worst of times, said one industry pioneer.
Elgin Vineyard Wins Ten Awards
Callaghan Vineyards was the only winery in Sonoita and Elgin to receive awards from the SF Chronicle this year.
Workforce Office Opening Soon in Sonoita (Maybe)
The doors remain closed at the new Arizona@Work satellite office in Sonoita after months of waiting for internet service to be hooked up.
A History of Winemaking in Sonoita/Elgin, Part 1: The Early Days
The first part of our series focuses on how the late Gordon Dutt, a soil scientist from Montana and founder of Sonoita Vineyards, became the father of Arizona’s modern wine industry.
County Looks to Increase Winery Tourism
The Santa Cruz County government has begun the first phase of a new, $300,000 project to increase tourism around our region’s wine industry.
Local Man Appointed to AZFG Commission
A conversation with Patagonia resident Retired Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan, who was recently appointed to serve on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.