Rancho Rossa Vineyards Estate
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Sandra Ruppel
Headquarters West

Rancho Rossa Vineyards Estate

201 Cattle Ranch Lane Elgin, Elgin , Arizona 85611 - Santa Cruz County
$1,300,000 17.02 Acres
3 beds 2 Bathrooms, 1 ½ Bathroom 2556 Sq.Ft.
Property ID 3953493


Offered Exclusively by Headquarters West, Ltd.


Rancho Rossa Vineyards is located in Elgin, AZ, a small rural town in southern Arizona which is often linked to the adjoining town of Sonoita. At just under 5,000 in elevation, the region is considered semi-desert grasslands. Historically run as ranchland - with cattle ranching still a major local industry - the Sonoita/Elgin area has also developed into one of Arizonas prime wine producing locations. The climate and soils are considered ideal for growing grapes. Though there are several developing wine-grape growing regions in Arizona, the Sonoita/Elgin area is the only one that holds the AVA (American Viticultural Area) designation. The local vineyards are active and draw tourists for wine tasting tours and festivals throughout the year.

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is set in Sonoita and has an active calendar which includes the county fair; a PRCA rodeo; live and simulcast horse racing on the weekend of the Kentucky Derby; and other festivals, activities, and equine events throughout the year. With the edge of Tucson located approximately 40 miles to the northwest of the main intersection, the Sonoita/Elgin area has drawn retired professionals and commuters to the community seeking the relaxed, rural lifestyle not available in the city. Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and offers easy access to major medical services, the University of Arizona, Tucson International Airport, museums, Davis-Monthan Airbase, shopping, and a variety of entertainment and restaurant options.

Southeastern Arizona is a region steeped in history and western lore from the famous shootout between the Earps and Cowboys at the OK Corral in Tombstone; to the conflicts with the Apaches, including Cochise and Geronimo, which flowed into the surrounding mountain ranges; to the documented travels of Father Kino as he made his way across the southwest. The area is also rich with natural wonders, including Cochise Stronghold; Texas Canyon; multiple mountain ranges; and Kartchner Caverns, a spectacular living cave.

With a mild climate, the area offers year round opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities including horseback riding, hiking, bicycle riding, motorcycling, and more. The average high temperature in Elgin reaches the low 90s in June, with mornings in the 60s. The average low temperature drops to the low 30s in January, but the afternoons warm to the 50s and low 60s. The average rainfall in the area is around 12 to 15 inches, with most of the moisture coming during the monsoon season, typically lasting from early July to mid-September. Morning clouds build to beautiful afternoon/evening storms.

Property Description


Rancho Rossa Vineyards is a productive, working vineyard/winery. 17.02 deeded acres with appx 4.5 acres planted to vines. Room to expand vineyard.

Constructed in 2004, the 4,017 square foot insulated metal building houses the winery, 1,000 square foot tasting room, and a large built-in cool room. Included in the tasting room are a serving/selling bar, a 300 gallon salt-water reef tank set into the wall behind the bar, two handicap-accessible restrooms, and plenty of extra room for sitting and visiting while enjoying a glass of wine. A large porch runs the width of the building in front of the tasting room, providing additional area for seating with beautiful views of the Mustang and Huachuca Mountains. Equipment involved with the growing, harvesting, producing, and marketing of the Rancho Rossa Vineyards wines are included with the purchase of the property. (Equipment List available upon request.)

Rancho Rossa currently specializes in ultra-premium dry varietal wines. Current planted wine grape varieties include; Viognier #1, Merlot #181, Petit Verdot #400, Touriga National, Cabernet Sauvignon #4 and #337, Chardonnay #95, Grenache Noir, Syrah #877/174, Primitivo #3, Grenache #362, Mourvedre #247, Orange Muscat, and Malbec #180.

Included with the sale of the property will be the extent of the inventory of wine at the time of the sale. As of 5/30/3018, inventory of bottled and barreled wine equals approximately 3,900 cases. Sellers plan to continue production at current rate until final sale of the property.


Built in 2002, the 2,556 square foot, 3 bedroom/2 bath, frame and stucco home is spacious and comfortable. The open floor plan, with a wall of windows and sliding glass doors leading to the covered patio, allows for easy year-round entertaining. An impressive fireplace is central to the living area, providing warmth and ambiance in the cooler months, while a large built-in barbeque draws the entertainment outside to enjoy the views of surrounding mountains and cooling breezes of the summer evenings. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances with a commercial series, double oven, Royal Range stove/oven. Located just off the kitchen, the over-sized laundry room includes a half bath and ample room for additional kitchen storage. The roomy Master Suite includes a corner fireplace, jetted tub and separate shower in the bathroom, a large walk-in closet, and sliding glass doors to a patio for relaxing and watching the sunset after a day of working in the vineyard.

With polished concrete floors throughout the home, a metal roof, tankless water heaters, and supplemental solar panels, the home was built for efficiency and minimal maintenance. The attached three-car garage includes a temperature controlled storage room.

Exterior Features

In addition to the vineyards, there are multiple fruit trees on the property including varieties of peaches, apples, pears, nectarines, plums, and pomegranate. A large, fenced garden plot is set near the greenhouse and chicken coop. Several additional fenced yards are available for other small farm animals or dogs. A 20 foot metal container offers additional secure storage.


Rancho Rossa Vineyards offers the opportunity to purchase a true turn-key vineyard/winery estate. With equipment and available bottled inventory included, marketing and production of wine can continue without interruption.

Also available, +/- 293 acre AZ State Land Lease with approximately 18-20 acres of vines. Could be purchased separately for $350,000. Please inquire for more details.


2015 Property Taxes - $4,399.96




For more information, or to schedule a time to visit the property, contact:

Sandy Ruppel, 520-444-1745 Associate Broker, Headquarters West, Ltd.

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