Black Mesa WineryVelarde, NM
Located in Northern NM in Velarde - halfway between Santa Fe and Taos - Black Mesa vinyard produces Pinot Grigio, Syrah, Montepulciano, and Riesling grapes. Two Tasting Room locations - Velarde and Taos.
Wines offered along with the most popular Black Beauty, a deep red, chocolate flavored dessert wine, include Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Malbec, Pinot Grigio, Montepulciano, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Viognier. Many of the wines are blends including the dry reds Coyote and Antelope. Conejito White is a sweet blend of Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Mesa Rosa and Santa Fest are sweet rose' blends.
Unusual wines include both a red port and a white port, along with a dry sherry-style wine. A pallate-pleasing late-harvest dessert wine, Cosecha Ultima, is made from all northern New Mexico grapes picked in mid-November each year.
Tours & Tastings
Black Mesa Winery has two tasting rooms - one in Taos and one at our vinyard along the Rio Grande River in Velarde.Blackmesawinery.com
Vinyard Tour & Tasting Room
1502 Highway 68 Velarde, NM
You can tour the winery by calling 24 hours in advance and setting up a time. Weekdays are best.
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Sunday, Noon to 6:00 pm.
Tasting Room, Gallery & Wine Bar
241 Ledoux Street -- across from the Harwood Museum and just down from the RC Gorman Art Gallery.
Come in for a visit. Pull up a chair. We're offering cheese plates with cheeses from the Old Windmill Dairy to go with your favorite Black Mesa or Santa Fe Vineyards wines by the glass or bottle.
Sunday through Wednesday, Noon to 7:00 pm
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Noon to 9:00 pm.
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About Our Vineyard
Northern New Mexico -- The Rio Grande, the Rio Chama, Taos, Santa Fe, mountains, pinon trees--and grape vines! For more than 400 years grape vines have been grown along the Rio Grande from Velarde to Socorro and Belen. The Velarde Valley produces Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah with more acres and varietals being planted every year.
Black Mesa Winery began producing wines in 1992. Currently, there are more than 30 different wines produced at the winery under the Black Mesa and Santa Fe Vineyards brands -- all from New Mexico grapes. When asked about the large choice in wines in the Tasting Room, Jerry says, "I can't make up my mind. I have a palate that enjoys many different wines and styles of wines and so do our customers."