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15 Southern New Mexico Wineries with a Little Something Extra

The vines of Southern New Mexico Wineries become heavy come harvest time; image by Romolo Tavani.

(Last updated July 2018.)

Southern New Mexico wineries make the most of the Land of Enchantment’s glorious climate. Southern New Mexico’s hot sunny days and much cooler nights help create an ideal environment for growing wine grapes.

The region is home to some 20 wineries, each with shops and tasting rooms. Yet, you can enjoy so much more with your New Mexico winery experience than tasting alone.

The Southern New Mexico Wineries on this list not only sell fine wines but offer tours, live music events, or both.

Some have elegant bistros on site.

Many others welcome you to BYOP ~ Bring Your Own Picnic ~ and to enjoy it on the patio as long as you purchase something. Whether that something is wine, soda, lemonade, or water ~ or a gift shop item ~ is up to you.

Here below is the where, when and what you need to enjoy one or more of our ~

Southern New Mexico Wineries



Arena Blanca                                        800.368.3081        Tour daily, from 11a.         No live music.

Details, details: the tour is motorized and requires a small fee; also on the premises is a LARGE gift shop and pistachio tasting area, along with the “world’s largest pistachio.”


Heart of the Desert                          575.432.0999        Tour M-F at 1:30p              Live music on the patio & other events, check the events page.

Details, details: the tour is free. You’ll find a large gift shop and an ice creamery on the premises. The patio is open daily (without music) unless booked for a special event. Free to BYOP

NOTE: Both the Arena Blanca/McGinn Pistachioland tour and Heart of the Desert tour focus on their pistachio ranches rather than on their vineyards. 

The gazebo at Heart of the Desert, elegant outdoor space of Heart of the Desert, one of several Southern New Mexico wineries.

Heart of the Desert, one of two Southern New Mexico wineries in Alamogordo, offers guests a spacious patio for savoring their wines, ice cream, or other made-in-New-Mexico goodies outdoors.


Enchanted Vine Barn                              575.257.9335                 No tours.                                     Live music on occasion, check Facebook for dates.

Details, details: This facility’s full name is Enchanted Vine by Noisy Water Winery; all events at the barn, whether private or open to the community, serve Noisy Water wines along with other beverages.



Sombra Antigua                                      915.241.4349                No individual tours.              Live music Sat~Sun, 2:30-6p, check Facebook for details.

Details, details: group tour* reservations considered upon request; free to BYOP to enjoy with music on the patio, but no beverages of any kind.



Luna Rossa Winery                               575.544.1160                 No tours.                                    Live music * on occasion, dates on Facebook. 

Details, details: You’re free to BYOP and enjoy it on the patio. *In addition to live music events, the winery hosts paint nights and pizza nights from time to time.


St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room  888.799.4637              Day-long tour, book here.    No live music.

Details, details: Tour requires a fee; feel free to BYOP (and any non-alcoholic beverage) desired.



La Viña Winery                                       575.882.7632              Tours avail. from 12p.             Live music Sun, 12-4p.

Details, details: Tour requires a fee, must be booked 24 hrs in advance and is available every day except Wednesday. You’re free to BYOP and any non-alcoholic beverage to the Sunday afternoon event, which is seasonal: late spring through summer.



Amaro Winery                                        575.527.5310                  No tours.                                      Live music F, 7-10p.

Details, details: pizza, cheese, hummus and other edibles available on site and, on Friday nights, local food truck fare.


Luna Rossa Winery & Pizzeria       575.526.2484                     No tours                                    Live music on occasion, check Facebook for details.

Details, details: Full-service restaurant on premises.


NM Vintage Wines                               575.523.9463                      No tours.                                  Live music F & Sat 8-10p, Sun 3-5p.

Details, details: New Mexico “tapas and treats” are available with tastings, but feel free to BYOP.


Rio Grande Winery                             575.640.4188                     No tours.                                   Live music Sun afternoons, May-Sept.

Details, details: Free to BYOP.


St. Clair Winery & Bistro                  575.524.2408                    Day-long tour, book here.    Live music F &/or Sat* nights.

Details, details: tour requires a fee; *consult events list at bottom of website home page for dates of tours, live music, and other special events.

St.Clair Winery & Bistro is one of the Southern New Mexico wineries located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.



Pecos Flavors Winery                        866.509.9463                     No tours.                                     Live music on occasion ~ check the events page.

Details, details: there is a bistro on the premises.


La Esperanza Vineyard & Winery  505.259.9523                    No tours.*                                  Live music on occasion.

Details, details: *the owner-winemaker, time permitting, may be able to show you around the property upon request. Feel free to BYOP to enjoy on the patio.



Tularosa Vineyard                                 800.687.4467                     Tours, by appointment.       No live music.

Details, details: You’re free to BYOP and enjoy it in the wine garden.