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These 8 Beautiful Wineries In New Mexico Are A Must-Visit For Everyone

New Mexico is the oldest wine-producing state in the nation! In 1629, a Franciscan monk planted the first vines in New Mexico and, four years later, wine production began. Although people in North Carolina began making wine earlier, they used wild grapes rather than intentional vine cuttings. So, our state has been brimming with quality vineyards and wineries since the 17th century.

This list includes both wineries and vineyards, focusing on establishments that combine fine wine with a spectacular setting. Cheers!

What is your favorite New Mexican winery or vineyard? Is setting important to you, or are you primarily concerned about the quality of the wine?

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.