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!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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?