Our Story

Our vineyard, located along the banks of Turkey Creek as it meanders from the mountains into the sprawling valley, is located along the edge of a sinuous desert greenbelt that supports our extraordinary grape production connecting every sip to the Sonoran desert.  


Our location was carefully chosen for its environmental qualities and its deep connections to the history and heritage of Arizona. In the 1800s Cochise County was the locale epic stories of cowboys and miners, gold rushes and gunslingers, military skirmishes and Apache warriors with agricultural traditions the singular constant. Our region has been awarded numerous distinctions for our culinary and wine heritage. Nearby Tucson received the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as a City of Gastronomy in 2016. 


The name Sándor honors Sandor Rajki, a WWII Hungarian freedom fighter who brought Western Hungarian winemaking knowledge and traditions dating from pre-Roman times to the vineyard established in the Chiricahua Foothills of Cochise County.


Sandor Vineyards continues this legacy carrying on the established philosophy and values of excellence, tradition, integrity, heritage and flavor.  


Help write the Sándor story by joining us and experience these unique wines. 


Sonoran Wines acquired Sándor in 2019, named after this desert region which encompasses  part of northern Mexico and most of Arizona, Sonoran Wines is tethered to a tradition that extends to 1687 with the arrival of Italian missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino who brought with him to the region the first grape vines that were planted in the gardens of the legendary missions of the Sonoran Desert in what ultimately was to become Arizona. Sonoran Wines celebrates Arizona’s rich history, vinicultural and natural grandeur combining pristine water, dry Arizona air and minerally rich soil to create an annual production of classic and modern wines.  

Sándor Vineyards is owned by Sonoran Wines, with partners who bring together a variety of backgrounds and business experience. With internationally recognised expertise in hospitality, restaurants, events, science, law and heritage. This group ensures highest possible quality in product and service.