The largest wine festival in New Mexico.


Balloon Fiesta Park

5500 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Albuquerque, NM 87113


Memorial Day Weekend

May 27-29, 2017

11:30-12:30 Wine Lover Early Access Hour*

12:30-6:30 General Admission

*alcohol service starts 12pm on Sunday.

Celebrate Safely

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Wine Festival Ticket Information

  • Must bring VALID government issued photo ID.
  • If you are bringing children under the age of 18, you must be their parent or legal guardian.
  • All tickets are valid any one day of the festival.
  • Rain or cancellation policy: Tickets are valid any day of the festival, all sales are final. No refunds nor exchanges.
  • The event will go on rain or shine.


(limited availability)

$35 online, or at the gate (while supplies last)
Ticket Includes:

  • Exclusive Access Hour: 11:30AM-12:30PM (alcohol service begins 12pm on Sunday)
  • $5 off any one bottle of wine purchased at the festival
  • $5 off any festival merchandise
  • 10% discounts at select food vendors
  • Access to private restroom trailer
  • Limited addition wine glass for sampling all the NM wines you’d like
  • *3 Specialty Reserve Wine Tastings – to be enjoyed during the Early Access Hour.
  • Early access for free onsite painting classes

*While many wines are free to sample, wineries charge for sampling their Reserve Wines. Your pass includes 3 complimentary Reserve Wine tastings, and unlimited standard wine tastings.

GENERAL ADMISSION (21 years or older with valid ID)

$20 online or at the gate

  • Buy tickets before May 27th and get $5 off any bottle of wine at the festival.
    • This offer is not valid with any other promotion or discount.
    • The “$5 off any bottle promo”expires at 11:59PM, May 26
  • Includes wine glass for sampling New Mexico wines.


Military Members

(Must have valid DoD ID at the gate, tickets will be checked)
$17 in advance or at the gate all three days

  • Includes wine glass for sampling New Mexico wines.


Non-Drinkers & 16–20 year olds

$5 in advance or at the gate all three days

Ages 15 and under: Free

*Not to be combined with any other discounts or promotions


Stay at our partner hotel, the Nativo Lodge, with a great discounted room rate.

Festival FAQs

  • No weapons or outside food allowed.
  • No coolers allowed.
  • Attendees are allowed to bring ONE SEALED bottle of water into the festival with them. Don’t worry we will have plenty of water and food to keep all attendees hydrated and well fed.
  • Dogs and pets are not allowed. Not even your small dog that can fit in your purse.
  • You are allowed to bring chairs. There is plenty of shade to sit under and enjoy your day. However, there will be lots of seating throughout the festival so you do not need to bring them, but it is your choice.
  • Personal canopies or pop-up tents are not allowed.
  • Parking is FREE.
  • Vendors reserve the right to refuse service to anyone in order to preserve the health and safety of all attendees.
  • By attending the festival, you agree to be photographed or video taped by festival producers and the local press. Any captured media may be used for promotional purposes.
  • All ticket sales are final. The festival will be held rain or shine.
Patrons at Albuquerque Wine Festival
Need more information? Contact Blue River Productions

(505) 933-8650

Wine Tasting Notes

Download Wine Tasting Notes

*For mobile must have Adobe Reader or equivalent PDF Reader app installed. Once PDF opens in new window, click more and open pdf in pdf reader app. To install Acrobat Reader for free, click here for iphone or click here for Google Play/Android.

Festival Entertainment

Band Schedule:

Saturday, May 27

Sunday, May 28


11:30 AM

Sina Soul

3:00 PM

Monday, May 29

Thank you to our sponsors

Participating Wineries

Acequia Winery
240 Reclining Acres Rd
Corrales, NM 87048
(505) 898-0933
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Amaro Winery
402 S Melendres St
Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-5310
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Black Mesa Winery
1502 NM-68
Velarde, NM 87582
(505) 852-2820
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Black’s Smuggler Winery
25 Winery Road
Bosque, New Mexico 87006
(505) 388-8117
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Casa Abril Vineyards
01 Camino Abril
Algodones, NM 87001
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Casa Rondeña Winery
733 Chavez Rd NW
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
(505) 344-5911
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Cottonwood Winery
1 E Cottonwood Rd
Artesia, NM 88210
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D.H Lescombes
1325 DeBaca Rd
Deming, NM 88030
(575) 546-9324
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Gruet Winery
8400 Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque NM 87113
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Jaramillo Vineyards
30 Camino Nopales
Belen, NM 87002
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La Esperanza Winery
100 De La O
San Lorenzo, NM 88041
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Las Nueve Niñas Winery
County Rd
Mora, NM 87732
(505) 507 2245
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Luna Rossa Winery
3710 W. Pine Street
Deming, NM 88030
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Matheson Winery
103 Pat D’Arco Hwy B3, Rio Rancho, 87124,
(505) 350-6557​
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Noisy Water Winery
2342 Sudderth
Ruidoso,NM 88345
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Ponderosa Valley Winery
3171 Hwy 290 Ponderosa, NM 87044
(575) 834-7487
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Sheehan WinerySheehan Winery 
(505) 280-3104
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St. Clair Winery
1325 De Baca Rd.
Deming, NM 88030
(575) 546-1179
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Tularosa Vineyards
23 Coyote Canyon Rd
Tularosa, NM 88352
(575) 585-2260
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Vivác Winery
2075 NM-68
Dixon, NM 87527
(505) 579-4441
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Wines of the San JuanWines of the San Juan
233 NM-511
Blanco, NM 87412
(505) 632-0879
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