One hot, summer afternoon, in the cool shade of a cottonwood tree in Jarales, aspiration, passion, and experience became hope, inspiration, excitement and a dream. The excitement came with the discovery that dating back to 1598, Jarales, New Mexico was part of the oldest wine-producing region of North America!
In late 2017, the dream became a reality when Jarales Wines became part of a proud 400 year old tradition to produce fine hand-crafted wines in the “Land of Enchantment”.
Our passion for producing hand-crafted fine wines began when Cary Jarvis, Jarales Wine’s Vintner began studying winemaking back in1979 while touring the wineries of Napa Valley, California as a young man.
The inspiration he experienced then…“Wouldn’t it be cool to make wine as good as these, or better?”, remained with him all his life, even as life and time conspired to rush by in a blur that happens with the fast-pace of businesses, jobs, marriage, family, and relocations across the U.S.
In 1994, the opportunity arose to move to the quiet countryside of Jarales, New Mexico presented itself. It was at this time the aspiration was rekindled when a friend who was winemaking as a hobby appeared and mentored Cary’s processes.
As the wine improved, aspiration became passion. Family, friends, and strangers began to spread word about “home-made hand-crafted” wine better than what could be purchased, was being made in Jarales, New Mexico. Soon, as the word spread, people from across the country were requesting shipments.