Willcox AVA grows the vast majority of wine grapes in Arizona. Located in the southeast corner of the state with an elevation ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 ft, Willcox AVA is a closed basin with rich soils and a moderately hot climate. Rhône and Spanish varietals dominate the region and are well acclimatized to the growing conditions. Viognier, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Aglianico are exceptionally well suited and wines with strong varietal expression can be produced. Vintages can vary dramatically as the North American Monsoon can bring 8-12 inches of rain during the harvest period and presents considerable viticultural challenges, while other years can be dry and warm. A mix of slopes and soil types offers many distinct niches within the AVA that can express a unique terroir one vineyard site to another.