Grapes from Mesilla Vineyard Estates are turned into local wine!
At harvest time, grapes are collected from the bespoke vineyards at Mesilla Vineyard Estates and delivered for processing at nearby Rio Grande Winery. To celebrate, the winery hosts Harvest Parties over six consecutive Saturdays beginning in mid-August. Volunteers take part in the annual harvest, hand picking the grapes before going to the winery where they receive a free lesson or two in winemaking and learn how the grapes are crushed.
Rio Grande Winery is located at 5321 N. Highway 28. You will see the signs on the left-hand side of New Mexico Highway 28 as you travel south. Turn just before you get to the large pink house on the left.
The winery is open from 3 PM to 8 PM Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays; and from noon to 9 PM Fridays and Saturdays. The winery is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.