New Mexico’s history with wine spans more than four centuries – wines were produced here starting with mission grapes brought by Spanish Colonists from New Spain. Included with the colonists were monks, who needed wine for their daily mass, and lead them to plant a variety of wine grapes in the fertile New Mexican soils. Today, visitors in Tularosa can sample wine made from grapes traced back to those grown by Franciscan monks centuries ago. Southern New Mexico is the oldest winegrowing region in the United States, and is still a large producer today.
New Mexico boasts more than 60 wineries across the state that open their doors for tastings and tours most of the year. Over the next 30 days, there are dozens of events that commemorate New Mexico Wine Month. A full list of wine-inspired events can be found be found at NMWine.com. We suggest starting with the New Mexico True Enchanted 8 “Road Trip for True Agriculture Aficionados.”
For more information about wine in New Mexico and Wine Month events visit the Viva Vino website HERE!