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