Pasando Tiempo Winery began with an idea of Chris Carpenter, who always dreamed of opening a winery. In 2005 the Pasando Tiempo Vineyard was planted with the help of his wife, Martha, extended family, and a few very good friends. The tasting room was added in 2011 and has since expanded to now include outdoor seating. This renovation has allowed Pasando Tiempo Winery to host several events, from small wedding receptions to fund-raisers and private parties. Eleven years after planting their first vineyard, the winery continues to progress in not only its hospitality services, but in producing award-winning wine. Pasando Tiempo was awarded the "Top 5 wineries" and in 2015, voted "Top Winery" by Albuquerque the magazine. Along the way, family and friends have contributed and continue to contribute to the winery’s success. "Passing time" with family and friends is the vision on which Pasando Tiempo was founded.