Tucked away in the tree-lined village of Corrales, Milagro Vineyards is like a secret garden. I’m greeted warmly by a rescue Boston terrier, owners Rick and Mitzi Hobson, and music playing softly over outdoor speakers. Founded in 1985, the boutique winery near the Río Grande produces dry, Old World–style wines. “Everything is done here—from raising the grapes to making the wine and bottling it,” says Rick. Try this: With aromas of raspberry and white pepper, Milagro’s zinfandel is crisp enough that you can drink several glasses.
Located on the ground floor of Belén’s 1909 Central Hotel, Jaramillo Vineyards Tasting Room has a modern yet historical vibe. While winemaker Robert Jaramillo spends most of his time testing grapes six miles away at his evolving winery and vineyard, his wife and co-owner, Barbara, kindly helps visitors navigate the wine selection in the tasting room. “We even make in-between wines for people who prefer neither sweet nor dry,” she says. Try this: The lively Summer Sombra is Jaramillo’s most popular white wine all year.
Although the Gruet Winery and Tasting Room has been in Albuquerque since 1993, the classic building is abuzz with youthful energy thanks to Cyril Tanazacq, a French winemaker who joined Gruet in 2021. “I’m taking the wine that existed before and making it fresh and complex, like a diamond,” he explains. Try this: The bright, delicate Brut is a gateway to Gruet’s renowned sparkling wines.