rafting THEN WINE tours
PERFECT COMBINATION TOUR!
If you're looking for a memorable addition to your vacation.
Then this is the trip for your group!
Bringing everyone the perfect day of adventure.
Rafting trip $55.00
Please no drinking before rafting or during rafting, plenty of that after your rafting trip!
Rafting trip down the Rio Grande
Need to be at the rafting head quarters at 8:30 am 3 hour rafting trip.
Visit three boutique wineries.
Enjoy a wonderful platter of snacks and awesome lunch
Generous tasting session at each winery
Create a memorable experience with family & friends
Learn about local history & NM wine industry.
Experience the stunning views and landscapes of Northern New Mexico,
with a small & friendly group splashing then sipping our day away.
RAFTING THEN WINE TOUR DAY
Traveling North to NMRA's headquarters, where we drop you off to begin your rafting adventure at 8:30 am.
Upon arrival at NM River Adventure's Headquarters, you will meet your guides for the day who will outfit
you with all the gear necessary and all safety rules for the day on the river.
You'll find clean restrooms, changing rooms and any last minute items you might have forgotten,
Bring a change of cloths, you may keep them at the rafting head quarters.
Then it's off to the river to challenge the Rio Grande's most popular sections.
After your river adventure NM Wine Tours will pick you back up at the rafting headquarters at 12 pm.
We do give you plenty of time to change and freshen up.
Then off we go for lunch, wine tasting at three of New Mexico's award winning wineries.
Lunch will be served at one winery and a cheese, salami, cracker & bread trays at the 3rd winery.
You can't get a more enjoyable relaxing day, this day tour of rafting then wine is perfect!
FYI - Wine tasting after your rafting trip is not to much to fit into one day it actually goes together quite well.
Depending on the size of your group, we should be back in Santa Fe between 4:30 - 5:30 pm
This is the most popular rafting trip in New Mexico.
Perfect trip for first timer whitewater enthusiasts.
It is class II-III(IV at high water) and absolutely perfect for everyone.
When the water levels are especially high, we do raise the minimum age
as this section grows into an extremely fun and continuous section of
class III and IV whitewater.
You can always change the trip you have chosen the day before your tour date.
Any questions regarding the class of the river for your tour date please contact
New Mexico River adventures at (800) 983-7756
This is the perfect trip for the entire family or those who just feel like a lazy float down the river.
It also affords us time to practice paddling techniques, swimming and simply enjoying the Rio Grande.
Toward the end of the trip we will float through the historic village of Pilar before continuing
through some fun class II rapids and on to our take-out.
New Mexico River Adventures guides are the best in the business, focusing on safety
and guest service as a top priority. All are extremely knowledgeable about the area's geology,
ecology and history and just love being on the river.
Many with experience on rivers all over the country and across the globe.
The Racecourse is unique in that we can always run these trips all spring, summer and fall!
We are so lucky to have this type of river in our backyard!
The higher water levels on these stretches are usually in the late spring as the snow
melt comes off of the mountains.
During the middle to late summer months, the water levels get lower and the water temperature rises.
Great times for everyone to enjoy as the swimming is superb and the rapids still fun and challenging for all ages.
With rapids that range in difficulty from class 2 to 3, it is a truly a great trip for the entire family!
Minimum age for the Racecourse is 5 (13 at higher water levels).
All our tours are priced at an hourly rate and group size.
Please contact for a quote for your group.
All tour include tax & 18% gratuity for your guide/drive/hostess.
Wines & wineries:
Visiting 3 wineries on our Northern Join In wine tour.
Black Mesa, La Chirapada & Vivac Wineries.
Examples of wine you will be tasting:
Merlot, Zinfande, Cab Franc, Tempranillo, Sangiovese,
Montepulciano, Petite Sirah, Refosco, Aglianico,
Petit Verdot, Pinot, Carignan, Noir, Syrah, Malbec,
Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Pinot Grigio,
Malvasia Bianca, Chenin Blanc, Dry Rose, Chardonnay,
Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier, White Zinfandel,
Zinfandel Port, Cosecha Ultima, Criadera, White Port,
Chocolate Dessert Wine, Gruner Veltliner,
Rose of Sangiovese
Sparking wines & hard ciders
Local craft beer
Two of our wineries serve several local craft beer for you none wine drinkers.
Can the whole family come:
5 years and up.
Children under the age of 17 or younger are not allowed with
out an adult that is 18 or older who is a relative or legal guardian of the minor while in the tasting rooms.
Guests must be 21 and have valid photo ID with you to taste wine!
Where do we meet and what time for the rafting then wine tour?
Door to door service the morning of your tour.
Santa Fe, Taos and surrounding area's.
We need to be at the rafting headquarters no later than 8:30 am
When we find out where your pick up location is time will be determined.
Included in your tour:
Cost of your rafting trip & gratuity that NM Wine Tours prepays for.
Door to door pick up & return.
Informative tour guide/driver
Wonderful Picnic lunch at the winery,
Snack trays of cheese, salami crackers, bread.
Plenty of bottled water.
Tote bag for all your goodies
Customary & suggested gratuity for your Rafting Guide & your driver/guide/hostess.
If you feel they have done an exceptional job you can always tip more, sure they would appreciate it.
Please understand this is a 10 hour tour for our drivers/guides and our vehicles.
Rafting part of your trip is $55 Per person + tax & tip
Lunch & snacks $20 per person
18% gratuity & tax will all be added to all tours.
Tour pricing all depends on number of guest's on the tour.
We have set hourly rates in order to cover our costs for this awesome combination tour.
What's Not Included:
Tasting fees & all alcoholic beverages.
There are several reasons why we do not include your tasting fees.
TO SAVE YOU MONEY!
You pay as you go after your tastings at each winery with a small tasting fee.
Some guest like to share their tastings with their travel partner or even skip a winery.
Wineries will waive your tasting fee with a certain amount of bottles purchased.
Your tasting fees are more than reasonable all 3 wineries $20 per person not per winery!
(may be a little more all depends on the size of your group)
Please be considerate and tip your servers!
Servers and NM Wine tours do not make a commission on any wine purchased.
How will I get my wine home?
You may ship wine from all of the wineries.
Please check your state shipping laws if you plan to have wine shipped from the wineries.
Or you can buy a wine shipper box from one of the wineries (holds 6 to 12 bottles),
Fill it up and check it on your return flight like luggage.
Or just wrap your bottle of wine up and put in your check in baggage.
You may also go on line after you are home and order wine from the wineries on their web site.
All establishments visited take all major credit cards so you may purchase wine to take home or have it shipped.
All have wine clubs that you can join that save you money.