JOIN-IN RAFT then WINE TOUR
Operating June 17th - September 12th
COME JOIN THE FUN!
We are open and available
to book tours and answer any questions
you might have.
The health of our guests, staff and community is the utmost
importance here at New Mexico Wine Tours.
The Rafting then Wine is the perfect trip for anyone looking to experience rafting
plus some of New Mexico's best wines.
Bringing everyone the perfect day of adventure.
Groups, couples & single travelers come join the fun.
of rafting the Rio Grande
Join us for a FUN & relaxing day
with good wine & food.
Please no drinking before rafting or during rafting, plenty of that after your rafting trip!
Choices for this wonderful Rafting adventure then wine.
RAFTING THEN WINE TOUR DAY
Picking everyone up with door to door service.
Departing Santa Fe at 7:30 am.
Traveling to the rafting headquarters, where we drop you off to begin
your rafting adventure.
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.
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.
We do give you plenty of time to change and freshen up.
Then off we go for lunch, wine tasting at three wineries with award winning wineries.
Lunch will be served at the winery.
You can't get a more enjoyable day!
Wine tasting after your rafting is not to much to fit into one day it actually goes together quite well.
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.
Minimum age for the Racecourse is 5 (13 at higher water levels).
You can always change the trip you have chosen the day before your tour date.
Any questions regarding the class of the river please contact
New Mexico River adventures at (800) 983-7756
This is 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.
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! 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. These are 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).
How do I BOOK a tour?
How this works, your rafting trip is an ADD-ON to your wine tour.
At check out pick a date on the calendar.
Don't forget to click the Add-On rafting trip that you chose.
Wine tour cost $119 + Tax & customary wine guide gratuity
Please be considerate & tip your rafting guide & hosts at the wineries
Your Rafting part of your trip is an ADD-ON to your tour.
Adults $55 + tax & fee
Child 5-12 $45 + tax & fee
TOTAL COST - 1 ADULT - Total cost $216.85
CALL NOW TO BOOK YOU RAFTING THEN WINE ADVENTURE 505.250.8943
Where do we meet and what time:
Door to door service the morning of your tour for most pick ups, departing Santa Fe at 7:30 am no later.
We are able to pick-up from most lodging in and around Santa Fe Plaza & off Cerrillios.
Buffalo Thunder Resort, Four Seasons Resort, Tesuque & surrounding area's on the way.
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,
or you can take Uber, Lyft or Black Car Taxi.
Sorry, this would add 2 extra hours for our tour to pick you up and then return at the end of the day.
Some of the Air b&b's are on roads that are unsafe & may damage our tour vehicles that unfortunately
we would not be able to accommodate.
Included in your tour:
Informative tour guide/driver/hostess
Transportation - Door to door
Wonderful Picnic lunch at the winery.
Delicious snack platter of cheese, salami, crackers & fruit.
Plenty of bottled water
Tote bag for all your goodies
Customary & suggested gratuity for your Guide/driver/hostess
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 or bottle purchased. ASK
Each establishment we visit has a different arrangement with their own great discounts which
they offer our guests. Your tasting fees are more than reasonable!
All 3 wineries not per winery run $24 + tax
Please be considerate and tip your server/host at the wineries.
Your rafting trip is an ADD-ON to your all day tour in which each guest is responsible for payment
when you book your wine tour package.
NM Wine Tours reserves & pays for your rafting part of the trip when you complete your booking.
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 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.
Two of our wineries serve local craft beer for you none wine drinkers.
Guests must be 21 and have valid photo ID with you to taste wine!
What kind of vehicle will I be in:
Comfortable, forward facing stand up 14 passenger mini coach bus or our Transit XLT
with plenty of room for your items.
Due to COVID-19 We are only allowing 8 guests per tour.
Can I bring the whole family:
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.
Our private tours are better suited to accommodate your entire family
Visiting 3 wineries on our Northern Join In wine tour.
Blacl Mesa Winery, Vivac Winery & La Chirapada Winery.
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
Lot's of local craft beer
Please take into consideration that our tour company is not making ANY money
from the cost of your rafting trip! You are getting transportation, guide driver, lunch and more.....
The small cost of $119 for our services of 10 hours.
A fun option if there are just two of you, is paddling down the river on a inflatable kayak. Really FUN!
You would be following the rafters with a river guide. (Racecourse only class II - III)
NM takes drinking & driving very seriously so please be one of the smart ones and Do Not Drink & Drive!
The small amount we charge that includes your rafting trip, lunch and everything else we offer is well worth it!