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Black Mesa Winery, Velarde

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Black Mesa Winery is an American winery in Velarde, New Mexico, founded in 1992. In 2014, Three of Black Mesa's vintages won high awards at the 15th Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition. The winery is known for its chocolate-infused red wine, Black Beauty.
Black Mesa produces over twenty-five varieties of New Mexican wine. The winery has a tasting room at 1502 Highway 68 in Velarde, near Mile Marker 15.

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  • A great winery where you can sit on the patio and enjoy a wonderful glass of white, red or...chocolate (?!?) wine. The river canyon is gorgeous! Drive up towards Taos and make sure you drive on...  more »
  • We had a fabulous time at Black Mesa Winery. We did a little wine tour in the area and this one by far was the most friendly and fun! We discovered it on Saturday and came back on Sunday to do their....  more »
  • We were taking the low road from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge to Albuquerque and stopped off at the Black Mesa Winery for a couple of glasses of wine. All of the wine was locally made. We walked through.....  more »
  • The gentleman serving wine when we stopped by was wonderful, friendly, and interesting. The tasting room and outdoor sitting area were beautiful. But it's with great regret that I admit that these are the worst wines I've ever tasted - and I tasted about 10 of the wines since I was with a group. Not a single wine was palatable, among wide-ranging varietals, both red and white. Every single wine tasted bizarrely sour, almost tasting of ammonia, and I wasn't alone in that opinion. I don't know if the argon they used to seal the bottles had this effect, or they let some wines get way too hot, or even maybe some wild yeast somehow infected all of their wines, but it was really, really bad wine. I even like sour beer, but this stuff was just undrinkable. I find it impossible to believe these wines won medals in competitions if it was what I drank when I visited. I really wish I liked it, I drive by the winery pretty often.
  • One of the best wine yard in New Mexico. You can enjoy tasting at counter.
  • This is the greatest place! Tremendous selection of wine, cider and gifts, a really warm, friendly gift shop and tasting room with nice offerings, and a terrific staff. As if that weren't enough, the owners are really great people who care about the community.
  • We stopped by after a long hike and it was amazing! There's a wine tasting for $8, or wines by the glass. It's a bit on the pricier side, but very delicious (we've been burned by local wines before). There's a lot of variety, from a plethora of reds to whites to roses to even cider and beers on tap. There's the resident cat and a wonderful atmosphere! We got to keep our wine glass and ended up purchasing a whole bottle. Would come back again!
  • Spendy but seems to my inexperienced palate to be pretty good hooch. Gracious hosts. Recommended.

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