When we think of wine country, we often think of Napa Valley. You’ll find, however, that New Mexico has wineries and vineyards to rival that of our western neighbor. We think you’ll savor each location’s unique takes on wine, but we’ll let you be the judge of that!
New Mexico’s oldest winery comes in first, with over 40 years of experience producing great wine in the Mesilla Valley. La Viña’s variety of wines is plentiful, along with live music, festival, and wine tours that take place on the property.
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There’s no doubt that you’ll be enchanted by this winery’s old-world charm. The estate has a long history beginning with the first vinifera plantings in 1629, and will make you believe you’ve truly been transported to Spain.
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St. Clair brings together the art of wine-making with the comfort of food into the modern bistro, with locations across the state. The vineyard, however, is the jewel of the company with over 120 acres of vines—the largest in New Mexico.
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As fourth-generation Italian wine growers, the owners of this winery know what they’re doing when it comes to vino. This winery wouldn’t be complete, however, without a pizzeria, which you can visit in the heart of Las Cruces.
In northern New Mexico, you’ll find this vintage winery paying homage to the Old West. Set up against the San Juan River, the beautiful backdrop is an added plus to the high quality wines grown and produced here.
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6. Amaro Winery
Enjoy true New Mexican wine in Las Cruces, where the grapes are grown locally in Southern NM by locals. This family-owned winery produces a list of wines ranging from sweet to dry that have won not just bronze, but silver and gold medals as well for their exquisite taste.
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Delve into Spanish culture at Casa Abril, where you’ll find premium wines made with grapes from Spain and Argentina. The estate comes alive with the spirit of living through great times with family and friends—a Spanish family tradition. Character and quality, this is truly a wine-lover’s paradise.
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Found in Velarde, NM, Black Mesa is an expansive estate which allows you to take self-guided walked tours to see the over 300 petroglyphs on the property. Nature, award-winning wine, and prehistoric art—what more could you ask for?
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9. Gruet Winery
Already established in crafting champagne in France, the Gruet family came to New Mexico to explore and expand their love for wine. The result? A top New Mexican winery, dual locations, and an excellent array of wine that has become acclaimed nationwide.
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Making its home in Dixon, this winery is family-run and built in that Southwestern style we all love so much. The high elevation these grapes are grown on makes for unique and refined tastes, with their Primavera wine pairing well with New Mexico’s famed green chile!
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