Albuquerque, NM

The New Mexico Wine Festival Hits Albuquerque & Las Cruces!

Daniella Cressman

The New Mexico Wine Festival will be running from 12-6 pm on Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30.

This is a welcome occurrence for those of us who have been isolated for an extended period of time due to the pandemic, and everyone is excited to host this wonderful festival!

There will be yoga and plenty of food trucks in case anyone is hungry. The vintners chose a garden theme for this event and ran with it, so nearly everything will be representative of a floral mood.

“This festival happens in the spring, even though we think of it as the kickoff to summer...And so we really decided to go with this wine garden theme. There’s something about rebirth and planting and all of our vineyards are replanting right now. We’re bringing this festival back and so we created a series of these wine flowers, these wine glasses that are in the shape of flowers. We’re really kind of pushing this idea of wandering the wine garden or when you come you know people think of the beer garden of course instantaneously.” —Chris Goblet

There will be two wine festivals this year: One in Las Cruces, New Mexico and one in Albuerque, New Mexico.

Ticket costs:

  • $35/NM Fire Relief Ticket
  • $25/Ticket for Military Members
  • $10/Ticket for designated drivers 21 and older (plus fees) at

If you choose to purchase a ticket, your money will be supporting excellent causes.

“New Mexico Wine & Grape Growers Association will be donating $5 from each New Mexico Fire Relief Fund general admission ticket sold to help victims of the McBride Fire in Ruidoso. Three families who work for Noisy Water Winery lost their homes in the fire that displaced nearly 200 families. Half of the funds will go to the families, and the other half will be allocated to replant the forest. Also, $1 from every ticket purchased will also support the Vineyard Restoration Fund, an initiative to plant 200,000 new vines across the state.” —Rozanna M. Martinez

To top it all off, there will be live music by the likes of Chris Baker, Frank Zona, and many others.

By the way, each ticketholder will receive $5 off any wine bottle purchase, access to unlimited wine samples, and discounts on wines by the glass, bottle, and case sales.

You can learn more here.

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