The pressure in a bottle of sparkling wine is about 90psi, about three times that in a car tire.
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), credited with developing the Champagne making process, was blind
Four clusters of grapes produces one bottle of wine.
American wine drinkers consume more wine on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year
The Mesopotamians are credited as being the first to produce wine in 6000 B.C.
In the middle ages wine was used as currency.
Red wines are red because fermentation extracts color from the grape skins. White wines are not fermented with the skins present.e
During prohibition, a product called the Grape Brick was sold to thousands of households in America. Attached to the brick of dried and pressed winegrape concentrate was a packet of yeast and a warning, “Do not add yeast or fermentation will result.”
Airén is the world's most planted wine grape. Predominantly planted in Spain (occupying more than one million acres) it is most widely used to make brandy
Rosé wines are made from red grapes and get their “pinkish” color from the short time the juice is in contact with the red grape skins.
Grapes are the most planted fruit on the planet.
Over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes are grown around the world.
The mission of New Mexico Wine Growers Association is to promote the wine industry of New Mexico at all stages from vineyards to retail; through marketing, education, legislation and community outreach.
What We Do
The New Mexico Wine Growers Association is a nonprofit organization designed to support and promote the wine industry of New Mexico. Established in 1991, with 10 original members, NMWGA has seen tremendous growth in its membership and the industry.
At the moment, we have 46 commercial wineries/tasting rooms operating within the state with more on the way.
Our membership is made up of the wineries you see on this site. For access to the winery list click here.
Who We Are
The structure of NMWGA is a 7 member Board of Directors, an Executive Director and an Executive Assistant hired by the association. Board members are elected by the membership for 2 year terms. 5 officers are chosen within the Board.
Click here for Bio's for the New Mexico Wine Growers Association leadership.