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SITA Fairgrounds

It’s Member Monday! Every Monday we feature a member of the Sky Islands Tourism Association. These are the small businesses and non-profits that make our Sky Islands communities an incredible place to visit! This week we are pleased to feature […]

Sonoita Fairgrounds


Today we are featuring The Patagonia Creative Arts + Tin Shed Theater which is a non-profit that brings arts programming to the Sky Islands! Founded in 1999, the Patagonia Creative Arts Association offers classes, workshops, and open studios to […]

Patagonia Creative Arts Association


Deep Sky Vineyard

Today we are featuring Deep Sky Vineyard on of the small businesses that make our Sky Islands communities of Patagonia, Sonoita, and Elgin an incredible place to visit! In 2009, the owners of the vineyard traveled to Argentina and […]

Deep Sky Vineyard



Mama said to eat your fruits and veggies! Red Mountain Foods will make your Mama happy. If you’re craving fresh produce, specialty natural foods, and local goodies, Red Mountain Foods in Patagonia will have what you need. Red Mountain […]

Red Mountain Foods



Southern Pacific caboose

According to local legend, this particular Southern Pacific bay window model 1848 caboose once ran the tracks through Patagonia in the 1960s. Even if that’s not literally true, what we do know for a fact is that some incredibly generous […]

A Southern Pacific Caboose has come home!




Excerpt from the NY Times article – “8 Things to Do in the Southwest This Fall” written by Elaine Gusac – Oct. 3, 2021 Taste desert wines Arizona is likely not the first state that comes to mind when you […]

Rune Wines Makes the NY Times!



Wines of the Wild

Reprinted from “Animal Attraction: Vineyard bottles Wine of the Wild to benefit Reid Park Zoo” written by Matt Russell for the Tucson Weekly. Have you heard the one about the African elephant, squirrel monkey, giraffe, flamingo, white rhino, and anteater […]

Kudos to Rancho Rossa Vineyards


Made famous by Robin Raven of USA Today in her article: 30 of the most adorable dogs you can meet at wineries. “Rancho Rossa Vineyards is the perfect place for a winery dog. Their brand label, Rescued Hearts Cellars, is unique […]

Meet Little Arthur Jackson – Winery Dog



Sita Copper Brothel 2

Craft beer and good eats are a family affair at Copper Brothel Brewery in Sonoita! Family owned and female brewed, you can find unique beers (Orange blossom saison, anyone?) and scratch pub fair at Copper Brothel. Stop for a […]

Copper Brothel Brewery


Monarch waystation

The next generation of monarch butterflies is emerging at the Paton Center! And they need our help.  Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that […]

Learn How to Help the Monarchs





It’s Member Monday! Every Monday we feature a member of the Sky Islands Tourism Association. These are the small businesses and non-profits that make our Sky Islands communities of Patagonia, Sonoita, and Elgin an incredible place to visit! You may […]

Pronghorn Pizza



After a year of waiting and hoping we are thrilled to announce that the Benderly – Kendall Opera House will be opening its doors this fall. Stay tuned! More information to follow soon. 

The Gates Are Opening Soon


Written by Louie Dombroski, Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds Birder-in-Residence. Migration has subsided at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, and now baby birds of resident species such as Abert’s Towhees and Song Sparrows have left their nests and are […]

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