Las Cruces Wine Festival
Las Cruces Harvest Wine Festival
Albuquerque Wine Festival
Albuquerque Harvest Wine Festival
Sam comes from four generations of wine makers in Norther New Mexico. Several years ago, Sam and his family decided to plant a vineyard on the family land and the rest os history.
Jesse has been in the wine industry for over 17 years and is a certified Executive Sommelier, applying expertise in viticulture and oenology from extensive continued education while also finishing his Winemaker Certification from UC Davis. His thirst for knowledge has resulted in travel to wineries around the world in which he garners tools of other regions which he applies to his nationally recognized wines.
In the heart of this mountain resort, Jasper Riddle makes wine under the Noisy Water Winery and Relleno Brothers labels. The winery’s first tasting room specializes in what Jasper calls their ‘fun wines’, like the hot-selling Relleno Brothers Green Chile and Relleno Red wines. Though they tend no vines themselves, they me all their wines from grans grown in New Mexico vineyards from Deming and Taos.
Theresa and her family built Sombra Antigua Winery near the famous Camino Real with its ancient shadows. It is nestled among the vines of New Mexico’s oldest vineyard. It is her goal to honor time-honored traditions by offering the very best wines.
Paolo comes from a heritage of four generations of wine growers. Paolo graduated from the College of Viticulture in Spilimbergo, Italy, with an expertise in plant grafting. This unique skill moved hime to the US with a company operating a 300 acre vineyard, the largest in the state. Still managing the states largest vineyard, Paolo also opened his own vineyard and winery with his wife, Sylvia and manages all three simultaneously. This combination has given Paolo 23 highly successful years experience leading very crucial enterprises in our industry.
Family owned, Amaro Winery was founded in 2009. Benjamin Maier is originally from Germany and produces and bottles all of his wines onsite. All his rapes are grown in Souther New Mexico. He currently has several different varietals of red and white, including both sweet and dry wines.
Michael is passionate about New Mexico wine. For the past five years, he has directed the day-to-day operations at Great Winery expanding the production capabilities to well over two million bottles annually, while maintaining the quality expected from their nationally recognized sparkling wines. He is familiar with all facets of running a winery from the vineyard to sales both domestically and internationally. Also, in October 2015, he earned his Executive MBA from UNM’s Anderson School of Managment.