New Mexico Wine Festival

August 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Food

The New Mexico Wine Festival takes place in Bernalillo this Labor Day weekend, from September 1 – 3, 2012.

You’ll save $5 on admission if you buy a three-day pass online in advance at $31 for adults, compared to $12 a day at the gate. However, you have to be pretty hard-core wine buff to go for three solid days – and it’s likely to be packed and hot, so keep drinking the water as well as the wine!

The New Mexico Wine Festival $12 adult admission  includes a glass for wine tastings. Minors aged 13-20 pay $5, and kids aged 12 and under go free. The wine tastings are free with admission for age 21+, but these are just tastings. Obviously you have to pay to buy a full glass, or bottles to take home.

If saving time is more important to you than saving money, you can also buy New Mexico Wine Festival tickets online in advance for $13 per adult or $5.50 for minors.  The price for a three-day pass is $31. Either print out the tickets or show them on a smartphone, tablet or other portable device.

In addition to wine tastings from New Mexico wineries, expect a kids’ area, arts and crafts, vendors with all kinds of tasty New Mexico food and delicacies, and a lively line-up of music and entertainment. See the full NM Wine Festival entertainment schedule in PDF from noon to 6 pm each day.  Soon we’ll all be dancing like the grrrroooovy people at the NM Wine Festival website!

It might be wise to take the NM Rail Runner Express to the festival grounds, they have a special Rail Runner schedule for the NM Wine Festival over Labor Day weekend and then walk or hop on the free shuttle at the Sandoval/US 550 station.  If you’re driving, take Bernalillo exits 240 /242 from 1-25 and follow the signs to the wine fest. Expect to pay $3-5 for parking in the lots by the festival.

Remember to take ID even if you look WAY older than 21, as they do check regardless.

The 2012 New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo runs on Saturday through Monday September 1-3, from noon, with wine tasting and entertainment ending at 6 pm.



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