Enjoy our Wines, Hard Cider, Petroglyphs & Labyrinth! A short 45 minute drive to exactly mid-way between Santa Fe and Taos, Black Mesa Winery & Cider Press, sits alongside the Rio Grande on Highway 68. For more than 20 years, the vineyard, winery and tasting room have been a welcome stop for visitors. Stop in and taste our award-winning wines. We're open 7 days a week. We offer tours to groups or individuals with 24 hours advance notice. REMEMBER TO MENTION: Santa Fe Selection.
Phone: (505) 852-2820
Address: 1502 Highway 68 - Mile Marker 15 Velarde, New Mexico 87582 MAP
Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm.
Sun: Noon - 6pm.
REMEMBER TO MENTION: Santa Fe Selection. Thank you!
Owner Jerry Burd and Winemaker Karl Johnson
Petroglyphs & Labyrinth are free to the public. Petroglyph images range from 100 years to 1500 years old. Each rock is marked by a small kokopeli figure. There is a white quartz rock on top of each petroglyph rock. It can be walked in about 15 minutes. It also goes by the Montepulciano and the Pinot Grigio vineyards.
Labyrinth is located behind the winery and along part of the Petroglyph Trail. It can be walked in 15 minutes or longer, depending on the person and their thoughts along the way.
Black Mesa produces a variety of grape, including Pinot Grigio, Syrah, Montepulciano, and Riesling. Owner Jerry Burd says of the extensive range, "I can't make up my mind. I have a palate that enjoys many different styles of wines and so do our customers."
Now offering their authentically Northern New Mexican Hard Cider aptly named "Bite Me." Semi-dry, or semi-sweet, join us in raising a glass of this awesome new favorite!
DAILY TASTINGS: $8 pp and you keep your signature 12oz Black Mesa wine glass.
WINERY TOURS: Please call ahead and give us at least 24 hours notice. Tour rate is $15pp, and includes winery tour, tasting, Black Mesa wine glass, and 10% off any purchase on day of tour. Please call to schedule.
Throughout our 20+ years, we have insisted on using only the finest New Mexico grapes, carefully nurturing them through the fermentation process with the utmost care, again using more traditional than technological means. Our time-honored technique is rare in the wine world today, typically only found in luxury bottlings."
See you soon!...And Cheers!