Located in the oldest wine-producing region in the nation and known for its rich winemaking traditions, Las Cruces welcomes visitors to sip, sample, and purchase New Mexico wines this Memorial Weekend. Running May 28–30, the Las Cruces New Mexico Wine Fest will feature tastings, opportunities to buy wine by the bottle or case, craft and food vendors, hands-on DIY activities, and live music from award-winning musicians.

New Mexico Wine Fest takes place daily, Saturday, May 28–Monday, May 30, from noon–6pm at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass, as well as $5 off a bottle of wine of their choice. Tickets are $10 for designated drivers, $30 for single day general admission (ticket price increases to $35 on May 28), and $25 for single day admission for military members. To support local communities, $5 from every general admission ticket will be donated to fire relief efforts to rebuild communities and replant New Mexico forests.

Participating wineries include Amaro Winery, Black's Smuggler Winery, DH Lescombes Winery, Heart of the Desert, Jaramillo Vineyards, La Esperanza Winery, Luna Rossa Winery, Noisy Water Winery, Ponderosa Valley Vineyard, Shattuck Vineyard, Sheehan Winery, Tularosa Winery and Wines of the San Juan.

In addition to wine sampling, participants can take part in activities like sugar cookie decorating, build your own charcuterie board and wine pairing, stained glass painting, canvas painting and crepe paper flower bouquet making.

Musical guests include Frank Zona, Chris Baker, Sangre Gitana, Proude Pete Band, and Radio Altivo.

For more information on the event, visit https://nmwine.com/nm-winefestival-lascruces-2022/. To purchase tickets, visit https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/389990.

To learn more about Las Cruces wineries and the history of the area’s agriculture, visit https://www.lascrucescvb.org/explore/wineries-breweries/.