~ We Are Currently Producing Nine Different Varietals and Will Be Releasing Seasonal Wines During The Year ~
Old World Grapes Meet The New Age of Wine Making …
Grapevine planting was hindered by Spanish Law which in 1595 forbid the exportation of Spanish grape vines to protect the Spanish agriculture industry. At the time Spanish wine exports provided one fourth the foreign trade revenue of Spain. Franciscan Monks chose to ignore this economic law and smuggled vines out of Spain into New Mexico around 1629. Fray Gracia de Zuniga, a Franciscan, and Antonio de Arteaga, a Capuchin monk planted the first vines at a Piro Indian Pueblo just south of modern day Socorro New Mexico. (Source)
New Mexico is famous for its clean air, clean water and healthy soil and our mission and attention to time-honored craftsmanship and detail that go into producting our fine wines allow us to produce the best wines from vineyards that are exclusively suited in the nation’s oldest wine region. Our wines are as distinctive as they are delicious, are all grown locally and crafted in small lots, which we look forward to sharing with you.
The care that goes into our wines allow us the ability to create wines that showcase Old World Grapes Meeting The New Age of Wine Making!