New Mexico has the longest history of wine growing in the United States. The first grapes planted in the area that is now the state of New Mexico was in the 17th century. The area north of present day San Antonio is the location where grapes were first planted in the state. The grapes that were used are thought to be a variety of European grape named Monica.
Today there are forty two wineries in the state producing approximately seven hundred thousand gallons of wine each year. Tours of the wine trails in New Mexico are a wonderful way to explore the region with the family. The rich history of wine production in New Mexico makes it an interesting and fun day for the family.
Regular events are scheduled during the growing year such as festivals and tasting events. Wine lovers will have to schedule more than one trip to the region to visit the various wineries in New Mexico. Explore the North New Mexico wine trails, the Central trails and the Southern trails on each of your trips to the state. Each of the wineries has its own hours and wine tasting events so make sure that you check in advance to plan your vacation in New Mexico’s wine country.
The climate of the region make it an ideal location for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. The sun in the region makes it the perfect place for these well known and high quality grapes to create some award winning wines.
Blue Teal Vineyards
2461 Calle De Guadalupe
Mesilla, NM 88046