Las Cruces Magazine

Fall/Winter 2015-16

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Zin Valle Vineyards offers our guests a unique and fulfilling experience. From a relaxing stroll to a picnic you will enjoy the beautiful grounds, rustic, private barrel room, patio, and picnic areas and, of course, our tasting room that looks out over our lush Zinfandel vines. Bring your family, friends, and your dogs too! We are open Friday through Monday from noon to 5:00 p.m. for free wine tasting. Go to or visit us on Facebook. Zin Valle Vineyards The name Luna Rossa, meaning "Red Moon", is the inspiration behind our quest to produce superb wines grown 100% in our vineyards in New Mexico. Our wines have received prestigious awards for over a decade, currently with 24 varieties to sample. Luna Rossa Winery and Pizzeria offers home-made, authentic Italian cuisine; pizzas, antipasti, salads, panini, and gelato - enjoy wonderful times dining indoor or relax under the enchanting skies on our patio. Luna Rossa The oldest winery in NM, Family operated, La Viña produces estate bottled wines from its 24-acre vineyard. Wine festivals are in April & October, and private events are scheduled throughout the year. Visitors are always welcome and may sample a variety of wines from the heart of the Mesilla Valley. Open Thursday through Tuesday from noon until 5pm. Tours are available by appointment. La Viña Fort Selden Winery is a family-owned winery that includes a vineyard and tasting room. The winery is located near Fort Selden State Museum and managed by the two owners, Desiree and Franklin. A variety of wines are available such as Gewurztraminer, Rosé, Dolcetto, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Malbec, and Tempranillo in the wine tasting flights on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon till 5:00 p.m. Fort Selden Winery Rio Grande Winery consists of a 10-acre vineyard and on site winery. In the tasting room visitors can talk with the winemaker and enjoy an amazing mountain view. They offer both sweet and dry wines such as Gewürztramnier, Zinfandel, and Cabernet among with many others. Open on Fri/Sat/Sun from noon to 5:30 p.m. or groups of 4 or more with appointment 6 days out of the week. Rio Grande Winery MAP OF THE MESILLA VALLEY WINE TRAIL

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