Albuquerque wine tasting rooms provide a place to sip and enjoy southwestern wines whether you're familiar with wine or starting your wine tasting adventures. Local producers have built on a centuries-old tradition of growing grapes made into award winning wines, and New Mexico has a terrific climate for doing just that. Whether you're familiar with wines and want to sample some local lines or want to discover the flavors available, visiting wine tasting rooms is a great way to develop or enhance your wine palate.
Anasazi Winery crafts fruit wines from grapes, apricots, peaches, cranberries, raspberries, cherries and even chokecherries. You'll find wines and aperitifs that have been aged in oak from one to four years. Found on the western end of the village of Placitas, the vineyards are watered by a spring-fed irrigation system that dates back to when the Anasazi farmed the area. Though they craft fruit wines, they are not sweet, but deliciously dry. Visit the winery for a tasting and a personalized winery tour.
Open weekends for tours and tastings, the grapes here are grown in the beautiful countryside of Tome, south of Albuquerque. They also offer a selection of New Mexico craft beers.
The winery produces wines using Spanish and Argentinian grapes of Tempranillo and Malbec varieties. The grapes are grown in rural Algodones, located between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Casa Abril continues the Spanish traditions brought to New Mexico centuries ago.
Nestled in the heart of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, this winery is both bucolic and elegant. Wines are crafted from the grapes grown right on the winery's grounds and range from dry whites to Syrahs and reds. Try the award-winning wines in the tasting room and enjoy a stroll through the grounds, or have a glass on the patio.
The family owned winery produces award winning Muscat Canelli dessert wine with their own grapes. Other wines are produced from New Mexico grapes to become Rieslings, Mariachis, and Cabernets. Found in the heart of the historic village of Corrales, the area is one of the oldest wine growing regions in North America. Visit the winery and stay on to shop in the village, which features fine arts and crafts.
Take a taste of five Gruet wines and you'll get a souvenir glass to bring home. Or you may choose a tasting of reserve wines and receive a souvenir Riedel/Gruet champagne or wine glass. Tours are available for up to 30 people, and even larger groups can be accommodated if split into more than one group. The Gruet family has given an appreciative public its award winning wines since 1989. Its grapes are grown in southern New Mexico near Truth or Consequences, where the days are warm and the nights are cool, ideal growing conditions for grapes. Gruet produces nine different sparkling wines, two Chardonnays and two Pinot Noirs, both with regular bottling and reserve bottling.
The winery produces Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah wines from their own grapes. The fine wines are made from Vinifera grapes and finished through handcrafting with traditional techniques in French oak casks.
This winery in Corrales has been open to the public since 2012. They grow their own grapes and bottle Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Tres Rojos and Malvasia Bianca. Visit them as part of the Corrales wine loop.
St. Clair is known for producing award winning wines. The Old Town area bistro offers patio charm on golden Albuquerque days, and a chance to taste some New Mexico wines. Lunch and dinner are served, and wines can be purchased and/or paired with food. The St. Clair vineyards are near Deming in the southern part of the state, where the nights are cool and the days are warm, making for ideal grape growing conditions.