June 1-September 30 (Select dates) Estrella Del Norte Vineyard in Santa Fe hosts cooking classes in the summer and autumn. A chef demonstrates dishes using a wood-fired oven and grill, and participants enjoy wines from Estrella Del Norte Vineyard and Santa Fe Vineyards. For more information, visit www.estrelladelnortevineyard.com. Estrella Del Norte Vineyard, 106 N. Shining Sun, Santa Fe, NM 87506, 505-455-2826.
Ongoing Casa Rondeña Winery offers you a variety of different wines often difficult to find at a single winery. Not only do they have those light whites such as Gewürztraminer and Riesling, they also combine the two to make Serenade, which won Best of Show at the New Mexico Wine Competition. Tastings are offered Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.-6 p.m. No appointment necessary, $5 tasting fee. For more information visit www.casarondena.com. Casa Rondeña Winery, 733 Chavez Rd., Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107, 505-344-5911.
Ongoing Wine in the morning, wine in the evening, wine around suppertime---that could very well be the motto of Gruet Winery where the wine is poured from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays and noon-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Taste any six wines for $15. There's also a reserve tasting for $15. Tours are offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays. For details, visit www.gruetwinery.com. Gruet Winery, 8400 Pan American E Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505-821-0055.
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