Educational Connections

New Mexico State University

The NMSU viticulture program integrates grower suggested and supported applied research to inform and empower extension and outreach efforts in close cooperation with the state’s winegrower/marketing association (New Mexico Wine). Research aims to capitalize on the fact that grapevines thrive in New Mexico’s warm and arid climate. We use time tested soil and climate analyses and new sensor technology as well to evaluate plantings statewide to determine varieties and rootstocks best suited to our mesoclimates. Our research helps growers use irrigation water and other resources efficiently to optimize grape yield and quality and maximize returns. A capstone path of our research is analysis of grapes and wine with HPLC and GC-mass spectrometry to investigate and match New Mexico produced wine with consumer desired flavor and aroma profiles.  

We regularly hold educational seminars and workshops on grape growing and wine production.

Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance

Imagine taking specialized courses, earning college credit, and expanding your understanding of the grape and wine industry from the convenience of your home or office.  

The Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) is a national grape and wine education program that combines the flexibility of industry-validated online instruction; instructor guided education from industry professionals; and crucial hands on mentored experiences at a vineyard or winery close to where you live.

Victors Home Brew and Grape Arbor

With over 40 years of experience in the home brewing of beer and wine, Victors is always happy to share their experience and knowledge with you whether you’re a first-time brewer or a seasoned expert. Let Victors help you pick the right ingredients and equipment to make your next brew project a delicious success!

Victors carries an enormous line of beer and winemaking supplies and holds winemaking and brewing classes every month!