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NMSU Viticulture

"The New Mexico Wine Industry, Moving Tradition forward." -Bernd Maier, Viticulturist

Almost four hundred years ago the first wine grapes were planted in New Mexico soil at the San Antonio De Padua Mission located just south of Socorro, New Mexico. Today there are approximately 1,200 acres of grapes planted in New Mexico and 38 wineries and tasting rooms located within the state. New Mexico produced wines hold national and international awards.

Find information for growing your own grapes in the resources provided. Also check out Vineyards and wineries around the state, as well as climate updates from one of our four vineyard climate stations. Keep up to date on the events going on by viewing our viticulture events calendar. This website was created and is maintained by the Viticulturist at New Mexico State University Extension Plant Sciences, with contributors who work to keep updates on resources, information and research in viticulture.

NMSU Viticulture
Department of Extension Plant Sciences
PO Box 30003, MSC 3AE,
Las Cruces, N.M. 88003-8003
Email: viticulture@nmsu.edu