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Back in 1976, a small shop named Auto Stereo Specialists opened in Tucson and began outfitting vehicles with AM radios, cassette players, and Jensen Tri-Axials. Sound systems have come a long way since then, and so has that once three-employee garage. Today, Auto Stereo Specialists is just The Specialists, and the shop has become a hub for automotive and residential services.
At five locations across Tucson, specialists install audio, video, and navigation systems from brands such as AudioVox, Alpine, Pioneer, and Kenwood. Because they know how harmful heat and UV rays can be to a car's interior, they protect newly installed systems with FormulaOne window tints, which are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Beyond the car, homeowners can recruit The Specialists to fortify their homes, install window fixtures by Hunter Douglas, and reduce A/C costs by moving your house into the cold vacuum of space.
Upon planting their first vineyard in 1990, the Callaghan family found their efforts tested by a harsh heat wave that killed thousands of their young vines. But instead of sowing sour grapes for the winemaking business, the Callaghans took it as a learning experience, planting and replanting until they found tempranillo, riesling, and bordeaux varieties perfectly suited to the arid Arizona climate. The hard work in the field also pays off later, as the high-quality grapes require lots of barrels and little else to mature into wines that have been served at three White House dinners and led former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to dub the winery a state treasure. Since 2008, Callaghan Vineyards has also earned more than 10 medals in the Jefferson Cup Awards, which honors the best US wineries, and—like the party-hosting leg of a triathlon—includes competitors on an invitation-only basis.
Spiraling from the soil of 60 acres of vineyards across two locations, Kief-Joshua Vineyards’ grapes go through a kind of natural internship before transforming into complex, aromatic wines via traditional winemaking methods. Having eliminated herbicides and pesticides in the vineyards, Kief-Joshua’s winemakers embrace old school practices start to finish, right down to the barrel aging of many of their wines and the Gregorian chants that ferment the grapes. Specializing in dry, full-bodied varietals, the vineyard’s rustic tasting gives visitors the chance to sample glasses of petit verdot or chardonnay. A variety of tastings are available, from public sips to private tours; more advanced tastings involve up to a dozen samples.
When the Smiths pulled up their roots in British Columbia and moved to Arizona, they brought their love of agriculture with them. But they started small?just growing English cucumbers in a greenhouse. Today, the family-run farm has hugely expanded, and 95% of their "veganic", organically-grown produce is distributed in-state.
Year-round, the greenhouses give shelter to a wide variety of vegetables, including micro-greens, herbs, lettuces, kale, beets, carrots, onions, cucumbers, eggplants, and tomatoes. Depending on the season, FarmBoxes are packed with the customer's choice of assorted locally-grown produce that is freshly harvested from the earth, plucked from a shrub, or stolen from a wood nymph that very week.
Bored with their empty nest and tired of a grinding commute, Rhona MacMillan and Mark Jorve opted to marry their love of wine and the outdoors, and naturally, Zarpara Vineyard was born. There, they oversee a roster of handcrafted wines, all available for sampling at their tasting room, including the recently released sauvignon blanc or the 2012 sangiovese.