Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Noon to 6 pm
1502 Highway 68, Velarde, NM 87582
(Mile Marker 15)
45 minutes from Taos Plaza
45 minutes from Santa Fe Plaza
Monday - Thursday, Noon to 6 pm
Friday, Saturday, Noon to 9 pm
241 Ledoux Street, Taos, NM 87571
(enter parking lot from Ranchitos Road)
across from the Harwood Museum
just down the street from the RC Gorman Art Gallery.
Northern New Mexico -- The Rio Grande, the Rio Chama, Taos, Santa Fe, mountains, piñon trees--and grape vines! For more than 400 years grape vines have been grown along the Rio Grande from Velarde to Socorro and Belen. Black Mesa Winery in Velarde, half way between Taos and Sante Fe, produces Pinot Grigio, Syrah, Montepulciano, and Riesling grapes. The Velarde Valley produces Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah with more acres and varietals being planted every year.
Black Mesa Winery began producing wines in 1992 as the result of a long time dream of Dr. Gerhard and Connie Anderson. In 2000, Jerry and Lynda Burd purchased the winery and have carried on and expanded that dream to produce over 25 wines from grapes grown in northern and southern New Mexico. All wines produced are from New Mexico grapes. When asked about the large choice of wines in the Tasting Room, Jerry says, "I can't make up my mind. I have a palate that enjoys many different wines and styles of wines, and so do our customers."