What time does the tour start & end:
Start time is between 10am & 11:00am
Back in Santa Fe by 5:30 to 6:00 pm
Tour time might be adjusted a little for guest's arriving on the train from Albuquerque.
We do not rush our tours, so please DO NOT make early dinner reservations!
Where do we meet:
Door to door service for most pick ups.
We are able to pick-up from most lodging in and around Santa Fe Plaza & off Cerrillios.
Including Ten Thousand Waves, Buffalo Thunder Resort, Four Seasons Resort,
Tesuque & surrounding area's on the way for our tour.
If you are staying somewhere that is farther south of Santa Fe, for example
Sunrise Springs or El Dorado, we’ll meet you at a pre-arranged public place that has safe & free parking.
Sorry, this would add 2 extra hours for our tour.
Some Air B&B's are on roads that are unsafe & may damage our
tour vehicles that unfortunately we would not be able to accommodate.
Located in ABQ & want to join?
Take the New Mexico Rail Runner Express
Convenient, safe & affordable transportation.
Santa Fe Depot is your destination.
Week days - train arrives at 11:16 am
Weekends - train arrives at 10:05 am
Will pick you up where ever you are for your wait time if any.
Purchase your tickets on line or on the train.
If we drive in to meet the tour:
We advise people who drive in for the day to arrange to hang out and have dinner in the neighborhood in which you’re parked before driving back to your destination.
You might consider staying at a local Hotel, Inn or B&B.
NM Wine Tours will not be responsible for any guests that foolishly drive if tipsy after your tour
Wine tasting fees:
Tasting Fees are not included and here's why.
This is to SAVE you $$$$
You are not required to taste at the wineries or buy wine.
Fees are charged by wineries to compensate for the wines they pour, and labor for your wine tasting experience.
Nearly all wineries charge these fees, but most will waive them if you are purchasing a certain amount of bottles of wine. ASK!
Some guest like to share their tastings or even skip a winery.
If we pay for your tasting fees, wineries WILL NOT waive the fee, so you pay the fee whether you purchase wine or not.
The tasting fee's are currently $20 for ALL THREE WINERIES per guest for six tastes at each winery.
Every winery has their own special discounts they offer NM Wine Tour guests, $20 is unheard of these days for 3 wineries!!!
Do I tip the winery host?
It would be much appreciated if you tip your servers at least 15% please
Your servers do not make a commission or does NM Wine Tours on any wine purchased.
Door to door service transportation
Delicious picnic lunch, this is not a bag of chips or a day old deli lunch.
Made fresh and accompanied with fresh healthy side salads.
Choose what you want for lunch at check out.
Wonderful snack tray of cheese, salami's crackers & bread,
compliments of NM Wine Tours.
Plenty of bottled water
What will we serve for the picnic lunch included in the join-In Tour?
This is a wonderful picnic buffet lunch served at one of the wineries we visit on the tour. It consists of fresh made sandwiches with home made fresh healthy salads.
Sandwich condiments are served on the side
Wines & wineries:
Visiting 3 wineries on our Northern Join In wine tour.
All depends on the time frame of the tour for a 4th stop.
Some examples of wine you will be tasting:
Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot,
Zinfandel, Cab Franc, Tempranillo
Petite Sirah, Refosco, Aglianico
Petit Verdot, Pino Noir, Rose of Sangiovese,
Syrah, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon
Barbera, Malvasia Bianca, Chenin Blanc,
Dry Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling,
Viognier, White Zinfandel, Rose of Sangiovese
Zinfandel Port, Cosecha Ultima Criadera
Red & White Ports,
Chocolate Dessert Wine, Gruner Veltliner
Sparking wines & hard ciders
Local craft beer
Two of our wineries serve several local craft beer for you none wine drinkers.
Time spent at each winery?
There is no set time, the average is about an hour at each winery.
Plenty of time after your tastings to enjoy a glass of wine with your snacks.
Or walk the grounds enjoying the scenery.
How do I get my wine home:
You can ship wine at each winery, as long as your state allows it.
A great option to save you money is to purchase a shipping box
from the winery or at check out.
Check it in with your luggage.
Or if you just have a couple of bottles, wrap it up and put it in your suitcase.
How about Guide/driver gratuity?
Tipping is at your discretion.
If you are pleased with the service and effort by your tour guide/driver/hostess,
You are most welcome to offer a gratuity.
Suggested tip is 18%
Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
All groups of 4 or more, gratuity will be included..
What kind of vehicle will I be in:
Comfortable, forward facing 14 passenger mini coach bus or our transit xlt with plenty of room for your items.
Can I bring the whole family:
Unfortunately our Join In wine tours are for adults only.
Teenagers are welcome
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. Please no infants - Not unless you are the only ones on the tour.
No dogs - Please understand there are some guests that are highly allergic to dogs dander & hair.
Our private tours are better suited to accommodate your entire family.
We suggest eating breakfast, drink lot's of water with your visit to NM.
Our elevation is between 6,200 to 7,000 ft.
If you are not use to the high altitude, please pace your self with extra glass's
of wine purchased on our tours.
Servers at ALL establishments including the wineries can not and will not serve guest's that are inebriated.
We have never had this issue, but you never no :)
PLEASE DON'T DRINK & DRIVE!
LET US GUIDE & DO THE DRIVING!!!!!!!
How do I book my tour
You may click BOOK NOW to book your tour on line.
By calling you will save a 6% booking convenience fee.
Your card will not charged until we accept your booking.
Join In wine tour pricing:
Current pricing at this time
$110 per person + tax
Gratuity is not included but much appreciated.