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    A world of great wine and music!
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    LABOR DAY WEEKEND
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    August 30, 31 & September 1
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    Sponsored by

    the Town of Bernalillo


    and New Mexico Wine Country
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    The premier wine festival of the southwest!
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    Bernalillo is host to the biggest wine festival in the state.
    Great music, arts and crafts, agricultural products, and a feast of foods.
    The perfect setting for wine, wine, wine!
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    Rich history and tradition of
    wine making in New Mexico

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHAT'S HAPPENING

 

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

LIVE MUSIC FROM NEW MEXICO BANDS

 

12:00-1:00     Chava & Paid My Dues Rhythm & Blues

1:15-2:15        Sweet Life

2:30-3:00        Ballet Enfuego

3:15-4:30        Ivon Ulibarri & Café Mocha

4:45-6:00        Memphis P Tails

12:00-1:00      Joanie & Combo Specials

1:15-2:15        Teri Starr & Besso

2:30-3:00        Ballet Enfuego

3:15-4:30        Calle 66

4:45-6:00        En-Joy

12:00-1:00      Mala Maña

1:15-2:15        Cathryn McGill

2:30-3:00        Ballet Enfuego

3:15-4:30        AZA

4:45-6:00        Soul Kitchen featuring Hillary Smith

 


VISITING THE FESTIVAL

RULES FOR ENTRANCE

 

  • Be prepared to be carded if you appear 35 years of age or younger.
  • Must be 21 years of age to taste and or buy wine. No vertical ID's accepted.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a legal age parent/guardian.
  • No alcohol may be brought onto the festival grounds.
  • Bottles of wine purchased may not be opened on the festival grounds.
  • No firearms may be brought onto the festival grounds.
  • No bicycles allowed on festival grounds.
  • No pets allowed (only service animals).
  • No distribution of literature allowed on public easements or on festival grounds.
  • No coolers or picnic baskets allowed into the festival grounds.

COMMEMORATIVE POSTER

"Early Morning Harvest"

 

“Early Morning Harvest” is an acrylic image produced on canvas by artist Nicholas Montaño and has been selected as the winning artwork to represent the 27th Annual New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo, August 30, 31 and September 2nd, 2014.

The image depicts a stylized vineyard and sky in the early morning, ready for picking, with a New Mexico sunrise coming up behind it.  It is an image that combines both the artistic and wine elements of the festival by fusing together both realistic and abstract art and by the use of eye-catching colors.  This fusion of styles captures the energy of the Wine Festival.

This was Mr. Montaño’s first entry into the wine festival poster competition, and at only twenty-four years of age, he’s a relative newcomer to the New Mexico art scene. Although he entered to win, he knew that it was a serious competition, and didn’t overestimate his chances.  He was confident of his work, but not so confident that he thought he would win.

Mr. Montaño is a self-taught artist who primarily does commissioned portrait work. He paints mainly in acrylic and dabbles in oil.  He finds art to be one of, if not, the most important human traits that we hold dear. "From the very first cave painting to the Sistine chapel, art has always been able to capture human emotions and tell a story.  Personally I find art to be an outlet. Whatever is going on in my life I can just pick up a brush and retreat to my own world!"

"Early Morning Harvest” is the twenty-seventh image to grace the New Mexico Wine Festival poster commemorative collection that boasts such names as RC Gorman, Betty Sabo, Paul Sanchez, David Chavez, Marcellus Medina and Rudi Klimpert.  The image will now grace this year’s festival poster, and will be used in all festival merchandising materials.  A limited edition of 200 posters with the artist’s signature will be sold for $20.00 at the festival and at poster signing events to be announced prior to the festival. 

Signed and unsigned versions of this poster are available at our online store.

VENDORS

OUR PARTNERS

 

COMPANY

BOOTH #

Gary G. Designs

80

Martin Siebach

81

Judy McCullough

11

New Mexico Design

82

PAZ

55

Santo Domingo Hand Crafted Indian Jewelry

112

Mood Swings

29

Silver Wears, Inc

37

Sunrise Jewelry

76

Willajune Jewelry

17

COMPANY

BOOTH #

Laughinghare Hot Glass

53

Masterful Mosaics Joint Booth

48

Recorkes

104

Melt: a glass art studio

43

COMPANY

BOOTH #

Lujaqui

83

Urban Fashion and Décor

105

The Old Town Hat Shop

26,27

A Train of Thought

126

Marlon Solorzano

75

Jacqueline Lopez

74

Atzin and Atzin

141

Cheese, Bread, Grapes

140

Dakine Hawaiian Ice (Field)

60

Dakine Hawaiian Ice (Food Court)

128

Day's Famous Indian Pueblo Fry Bread

139

Firenze Mobile Wood Fired Pizza

132

French Rivera Bakery

103

JP's Custard Cart

131

Little Smokies

133

Ortega's Ribbon Fries

138

PARS (PARS Cuisine, LLC)

130

Road Runner Food Service

28, 70, 90, 135

Mr. Powdrell's BBQ

134

Kernel's Kettle Corn

127

CCR Roasting

129

The Original Hamburger

136, 137

COMPANY

BOOTH #

Gary G. Designs

80

Martin Siebach

81

Judy McCullough

11

New Mexico Design

82

PAZ

55

Santo Domingo Hand Crafted Indian Jewelry

112

Mood Swings

29

Silver Wears, Inc

37

Sunrise Jewelry

76

Willajune Jewelry

17

COMPANY

BOOTH #

Bar M Square

85

Gary & Brenda Jaramillo/GB Enterprise

5,6

Recyc-ology and Chimesmith

102

River Ranch Designs

91

COMPANY

BOOTH #

Coats of Arms

62

Kayla's Face and Body Art

54

Just To Cute Inc.

63,64

COMPANY

BOOTH #

Rio GrandeVoter Registration Alliance

15

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Project 

107

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

84

Rail Runner Merchandise

16

COMPANY

BOOTH #

JK Arts

21

Joe Dowell

42

Art of Stone

41

Poster Artist

121

Mike McCullough

11


LODGING

PLACES TO STAY

 

Bernalillo KOA
555 S Hill Rd
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-5227
Website

Coronado Campground

106 Monument Rd
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 980-8256
Website

Days Inn
107 Camino Del Pueblo
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 771-7000
Fax: (505) 771-7000
Website

Holiday Inn Express
119 Bell Lane
Bernalillo, NM 87004 
Phone: (505) 867-1600 
Fax: (505) 867-0606 
Website

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 771-6030    
Fax: (505) 867-1400
Website

Quality Inn & Suites
210 North Hill Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 771-9500
Fax: (505) 771-9400
Website

Super 8 
265 E. Hwy 550
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 771-4700 
Fax: (505) 771-4700
Website

 

online tickets

Show them on your device

 

Instead of printing your ticket(s), you now have the option of downloading them onto your mobile device. We'll scan them as they appear on your phone or tablet.

When you purchase your tickets online, a link will be provded for you to download your ticket(s) as an image to your device. You may also download the image from your desktop, and send it to your device as well.

Send an email to tickets@newmexicowinefestival.com for questions and comments.

wine making in BERNALILLO

A GLIMPSE OF our HISTORY

 

A teaching religious order named La Salle Christian Brothers came to Bernalillo in 1872, to open a boys school at the request of Archbishop Lamy and Rev. John Peter Faure, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. The prominent Perea family donated land for the school and a farm. To help fund the school, the Brothers operated La Salle Ranch. In 1883 they opened La France Winery. In 1887 the Brothers went to California to select new grape varieties that they hoped would be hardier than those already grown here. They returned with grapevine cuttings of Black Malvoise, Malbec, Zinfandel, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Pino, and Cohasselas Fountainbleu.

Unlike wineries run by other religious orders, the Christian Brothers did not make wine themselves. They hired a French wine maker, Lois Gros who ran the winery until 1920, producing over 10,000 gallons of wine a year. Then an Italian wine maker from Tuscany, Giovanni Giorgio (George) Rinaldi, who had immigrated to Pena Blanca, NM took over and produced sacramental wine throughout the prohibition era until 1933. This was the only winery allowed to remain open during prohibition because Archbishop of Santa Fe, Albert Daguer had arranged to have this winery produce sacramental wine for all the Catholic Churches in New Mexico.

In the early 1920’s, Rinaldi enlisted the agricultural staff of New Mexico A&M college. in Las Cruces, now New Mexico State University (NMSU), to improve his grape production. With their help, he experimented with several types of grapes and growing styles. Zinfandel in a Burgundy style wine, still remembered by old timers, was a result of the experimentation with grape varieties by Rinaldi and New Mexico A&M. The Christian Brothers winery closed in 1948 when they sold the entire La Salle Ranch.

The Bernalillo winery predates the famous California Christian Brothers Winery in Napa Valley. This winery was not affiliated with the California winery, although the California Christian Brothers indicated some interest in this area in the 1950’s for brandy production.

Researched by Justin B. Rinaldi and Henry Street.

commemorative poster gallery

through the years

 

"Harvest Moon"
Barbara Clark
2013
"Paz en La Vina"
Virginia Cobos Fritz
2012
"Wine Spirits"
Ricardo Chávez Mèndez
2011
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"Fruit on the Vine"
Johnny Mullins
2009
"Harvest"
Andrew Rodriquez
2008
"Vino Caliente"
Darryl Wilson
2007
"Entrance to Wine Country"
Rudi Kilimpert
2006
"Grape Taste"
Del Johnson
2005
"Festival Time"
Kathleen Martinez
2004
"Vines of the Times"
Joe Dowell
2003
"La Cocina del Viñadero"
Filomeno Martinez
2002
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"El Color del Vino"
David Vega Chavez
1998
"High Desert Embrace"
John Howard
1997
"Wine - A Taste of Life"
Margie Paul
1996
"Harvest"
Kate Chavez Bessom
1995
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JUST A PERFECT START

MAP

HOW TO GET HERE

 

CONTACT

Get in touch with us

 

Address

243 S Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004

Maria G. Rinaldi, Executive Director
Carla Salazar, Coordinator
Renee Montoya, Asst. Coordinator
(505) 867-3311
info@newmexicowinefestival.com
www.newmexicowinefestival.com

Feel Free to Drop Us a Line