Santa Fe Travel – Wine Tasting in Northern New Mexico.

Northern New Mexico Winery tours suggested by Inn at Pueblo Bonito - Santa Fe.

Northern New Mexico Winery tours suggested by Inn at Pueblo Bonito – Santa Fe.

Details always make the difference when planning a great Santa Fe travel experience! Pueblo Bonito bed breakfast Santa Fe serves thousands of New Mexico travelers year round and we’re committed to providing guests with knowledgeable and accurate “details” of the Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico area to maximize guests vacation travel experience! We have vast knowledge of the Santa Fe region, it’s little known treasures and out of the way places providing valuable services not easily replicated! 2019 marks Herb & Amy Behm’s 34th consecutive season as owners/innkeepers of Pueblo Bonito b&b which means we have over 92+ consecutive years of hands on, local Santa Fe wisdom and tips to share. Our friendly and personable staff also bring 50+ combined years of local Northern New Mexico living experiences to assist guests in planning daily activities- like wine tasting! So in this spirit we offer fun, easy and unique day trip ideas you can add to your travel itinerary through Northern New Mexico. We will focus on Northern New Mexico and Santa Fe wineries:

New Mexico Wineries

Northern New Mexico has many award winning and fun wineries all within a short drive from Inn at Pueblo Bonito – Santa Fe, NM! No matter the preference of wine styles one may prefer, they offer a large variety. From bold, hearty reds to delightfully sweet dessert specialities, one is certain to fine the perfect wine to enjoy. While most grape production is located in southern New Mexico, the micro-vineyards of Northern New Mexico luxuriate in the intense efforts given to their cultivation, creating the rarest and most unique wines of the state. From Abiquiu to Dixon to Pojoaque and Nambe some of the most interesting wines can be found minutes from Santa Fe’s most popular bed and breakfast inn- Pueblo Bonito!


Black Mesa Wines- Velarde, NM

Black Mesa Wines- Velarde NM

Black Mesa has 2 locations! Velarde and Taos.  This winery and and tasting room are located just 45 minutes north of Santa Fe in the village of Velarde. A tasting room featuring a wide selection of award winning wines, after dinner drinks, local brews and ciders! We especially love the grassy areas for picnics and views of the Rio Grande just outside and the resident cats couldn’t be more  adorable! The award winning wine “Black Beauty” is one of my personal favorites. The Taos location is across from the Harwood Museum and just down the street from RC Gorman Art Gallery (a well known New Mexico artist). Black Mesa Winery also offers self-guided walking tours of petroglyphs located on their property. A labyrinth is also available with a bench to sit if necessary. So relax, unwind and enjoy life for a while at this cat-friendly, humming bird abundant, enchanting little winery just minutes drive north of Pueblo Bonito b&b inn- Santa Fe!


Brews and wines to taste at Blue Heron in Rinconada, NM

Brews and wines to taste at Blue Heron in Rinconada, NM.

Blue Heron Brewing in Rinconada, NM  Now this funky, fun Northern New Mexico stopping place is a true experience in and of itself! This is Herb’s favorite stopping place along the Rio Grande- just across from New Mexico River adventures.  Offering fine brews, flights, wines and cheese as well as homemade Ginger Ale or Root beer! Enjoy a pint at the pub or fill a growler to take home. Regardless, you want to spend some time here as  the real experience is the people. Wonderul, funny, easy going Northern New Mexico locals… this is hard to put into words, so we just suggest you trust us and go for a visit! Combine this stop with a white water rafting daytrip or a Taos day trip coming home via the the Rio Grande.

Vivac Winery in Dixon, NM. This winery features an elegant gallery of contemporary art, in-house Chocolatier known for their truffles, a gift shop which includes handmade wine pasta & honey from the vineyard beehives along with Happy Hour Season (Spring/Summer/ Fall) with live music Vivác Winery also has a gorgeous backdrop for spectacular photo ops and a beautiful patio view surrounded by vineyards to drink in the mountain beauty. Happy Hours 4-7 Spring/Summer/Fall.

Vivac winery features mountain views!

Vivac winery features mountain views!


La Chiripada in Dixon, NM  Producer of award-winning wines for 33 years. Tasting available 7 days per week. Art gallery. One block from the Dixon plaza! A fun native, cultural experience. Tastings of this wine are available at the Blue Heron in Rinconada, NM as this is sister winery to Blue Heron.  Wine tastings at this location are free!

Vino del Corazon in Santa Fe (short walk from Pueblo Bonito b&b inn)  Located in downtown Santa Fe. Surrounded by art galleries, shops and history and walking distance from Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn – Santa Fe. This wine tasting room is perfect to sample multiple excellent New Mexico wines and more! Open Tues – Sat 12:00- 5:30; Sun 12:00 -5:00.

Gruet Wines tasting:  Two locations, both minutes walking from Pueblo Bonito b&b inn Santa Fe!  Gruet winery vineyards are located off I-25 just outside of Albuquerque in Santa Ana pueblo. Gruet processing and a tasting room is easily visited on your way from Albuquerque to our lovely 159 yr old historic adobe pueblo downtown Santa Fe bed and breakfast! Champagne tastings available at the nearby New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom which also features a variety of  local brews, ciders and other wine samples!

New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom

New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom

We love the New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom location- it’s close to Pueblo Bonito b&b (walk from inn) and offers a great, relaxed food menu. Best Nachos and Tacos in Santa Fe! We also are big fan of Ben (the beertender) who runs a great relaxed, enjoyable establishment. The lobby of Hotel  St Francis is Gruet’s official tasting room in Santa Fe and is easily walked to as well via Don Gaspar from our lovely inn.

“When assisting guests with their daily Santa Fe touring, day trip planning and overall experiences while in Santa Fe, New Mexico….  I love to add in options for eating and wine tasting as these special stops can add so much flavor and enjoyment to great destinations like Chimayo, Taos, White Water Rafting, Bandelier National Monument or Los Alamos! Just touring downtown Santa Fe can be a foodie lovers dream!” says Amy Behm innkeeper and owner of Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn- Santa Fe.

Amy & Herb Behm- Owners/Innkeepers Pueblo Bonito b&b inn

Amy & Herb Behm- Owners/Innkeepers Pueblo Bonito b&b inn

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