PRIVATE NORTHERN WINE TASTING

TOUR FAQ'S

When you have shopped tell you dropped and visited one to many art gallery's 

and museums, this is the perfect day of getting out of town!

Tour details for the Northern wine tour

Wine, food, laughter, fun and of course the safe way to experience our wineries.

Our private wine tours include pick up and drop off, visiting three to four wineries for tastings.

Lunch, snack trays, plenty of bottled water, guide/driver.

Door to door service from your hotel, home or local point for any location as long as the roads are safe. 

Extra travel expense for us to pick up and drop you off will be added to your tour if located in a far far land. We will pick up groups in Taos,  Los Alamos and many other communities.

We are happy to drop you off in a different location than your pickup if you like, within reason.

Start & end time:

We like to start our tours between 10 am and 11:00 am, depending on the season the

wineries open between 10 am and 11:00 am closing at 6:00 pm.

Sundays 12:00 pm

Depending on the group size , tour duration is between 6.5 to 7 hours

Located in Albuquerque:

Take the New Mexico Rail Runner Express

Convenient, safe & affordable transportation.

Included in your private wine tour:

Door to door transportation

Guide/Driver

Wonderful lunch

Snack platters of cheese, salamis, crackers & bread.

Plenty of bottled water

Tax & 18% gratuity for your guide/driver

Our lunch & snack platters:

To cover some of our costs for all the wonderful food provided

by New Mexico Wine Tours a fee of $20 per person will be added to the cost of your tour.

Partner wineries we visit:

Black Mesa Winery

Vivac Winery

La Chirapada Winery

Wines you will experience on your tour & more:  

Cab, 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, many excellent blends.

For you none wine drinkers there is a selection of local craft beer & hard ciders.

Can we drink on the bus:

Yes, bring your favorite beverages for our trip to the vineyards.

Not included:

Tasting fees are not included, & here is 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 or bottle ASK.

Some guests 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, but the wineries are in business for a reason and that is to sell wine.

The tasting fee's are currently $30 for ALL THREE WINERIES per guest (includes 15% server tip)

Fee may be a little more all depending on the size of your group.

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.

For our larger groups you may prepay the groups tasting fees.

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.

And 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 Black Mesa Winery or at check out.

6 bottle box $7 & a 12 bottle box $10 or so.

Check it in with your luggage.

Or if you just have a couple of bottles, wrap it up and put it in your suitcase.

What kind of vehicle will I be in:

Vehicle used will be determined by the size of your group.

14 passenger mini coach bus with individual seats for each guest, with plenty of room for your items.

Comfortable, forward facing 14 passenger Ford Transit passenger XLT 

Can I bring the whole family:

Absolutely!

Children under the age of 17 or younger need to be accompanied by an adult that is

 18 or older who is a relative or legal guardian of the minor while in the tasting rooms.

Our dog's are our family and are allowed, as long as they are well behaved and leashed.

Tip:

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 :)

Estimated Tour Pricing Base Cost

$20 per person to add-on our wonderful lunch & snacks

Up to 4 guests $595 + tax & customary guide gratuity - Base cost

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