The Best Wineries And Breweries In Tucson

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1 December 2016

Located right outside of Tucson, Arizona are award-winning wineries. Plan on spending a relaxing day of wine-tasting and eating outdoors. If you want to stay within the city, try one of their famous breweries, which offer their own unique fresh brews. Below, we have listed some of our favorite wineries and breweries in and around Tucson.


Charron Vineyards

Located only 30 minutes away from downtown Tucson lies Charron Vineyards – come here for a relaxing day of wine tasting and picnics. Charron Vineyards offers gourmet picnic baskets and wine tasting on their deck and enjoy gorgeous views of the Santa Rita Mountains and the vineyards from the balcony.


Barrio Brewing Co.

Barrio Brewing Co. offers 12 unique, freshly brewed microbrews on tap plus an extensive food menu. Be sure to try their delicious burgers and the inside of the brewery has a rustic-chic interior with a wrap around bar. This is the perfect place for a casual night out with friends. Check out their Happy Hour specials for great deals.

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Callaghan Vineyards

Although located about a hour south of Tucson, the drive is worth it as Callaghan Vineyards offers award-winning wines. Their wines have global recognition and have even been served at the White House. Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano has listed Callaghan Vineyards as one of Arizona’s Treasures.

Thunder Canyon Brewery

With two locations in Tucson, Thunder Canyon Brewery is well known for their handcrafted beers and homemade food. The brewery has been around since 1997 and is very involved with the local community. They also offer tours of their brewery (call ahead to make a reservation). Try their award-winning Warhead Stout brew and check out their weekly specials for great deals.

Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company

Located near the University campus lies Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company and their convenient location makes this one of the most popular spots in Tucson. They offer eight different varieties of homemade brews as well as a tasty food menu, and the atmosphere of the brewpub is casual and friendly.

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