Flying Leap Vineyards operates and sources fruit primarily from two company-owned vineyard complexes in southern and southeastern Arizona in the southwestern region of the United States. Viticulture is the core of Flying Leap’s passion – farming the land to nurture the vines and produce the fruit for its winery. Viticulture in Arizona has a history that begins in the 16th century when missionary Spanish Jesuit priests began to plant grapevines in this area and make wine for use in the church sacraments.
FLV has 70 acres of land in two Arizona counties (Cochise & Santa Cruz). The majority of the acreage (60) is in Cochise County south of Willcox in a scenic, rural and unincorporated agricultural area known as the Kansas Settlement. Presently FLV has fully developed 20 of the 60 acres there, known as Blocks 1 & 2. These vineyards were planted in 2011 & 2012, respectively. The remaining 40 acres will be cultivated over the next several years. FLV also operates a smaller 6.5-acre estate vineyard at the winery and tasting room located 45 minutes south of Tucson in Santa Cruz County in the Sonoita viticultural area. The estate vineyard is located on Arizona’s famous wine trail on Elgin Road.