Sparkling Wine from . . . New Mexico?“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” –Dom Pérignon, monk and cellar master attributed to the discovery of champagne, upon first tasting it. If you're like us and love champagne, but are looking for a more affordable option, read on to discover more about an amazing sparkling wine alternative from the Gruet Winery in New Mexico.
The Gruet family has been practicing the Art of Traditional Methode Champenoise since the 1950's in Bethon, France. After traveling to New Mexico in 1983, they found the perfect climate to start a new venture and their first release from New Mexican soil took place in 1989. Currently, they have 3 vineyards in New Mexico: the Pueblo of Santa Ana Vineyard; the Gruet Vineyard; and the Luna Rosa Vineyard, and their sparkling wines have been rated from 88 -90 points. If you are in the Albuquerque or Santa Fe, be sure and stop by their tasting rooms. Or, enjoy a glass of Gruet while you Pain, Drink, and Have fun at Pinot's Palette in Stuart. Cheers!