A short 45 minute drive to exactly mid-way between Santa Fe and Taos, Black Mesa Winery 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.
Owner Jerry Burd and Winemaker Karl Johnson
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."
DAILY TASTINGS: $7 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 $14pp, and includes winery tour, tasting, Black Mesa wine glass, and 10% off any purchase on day of tour. Please call to schedule.
Wine-maker Karl Johnson says of his Black Mesa wine-making process, "We spare no expense in creating the finest product to the utmost of our abilities. We take the time to carefully handcraft each small batch. Our bottlings run in the 30-60 case range, with a large bottling being 100-120 cases. This allows attention to detail, versus mechanized mass production. As winemaker at Black Mesa, I have never been encouraged to cut corners. If we are not passionate about a release, we won’t bottle it!
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!
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