High Road Artisan + Wine Tasting Tour
9AM – 3:30PM | $165 per person
All Tours include a Gourmet Lunch + Wine Tasting
Tour starts and ends at El Monte Sagrado Resort in Taos, NMBook online now!
Offered Friday, Saturdays & Sundays with advanced reservations May through November
This tour journeys on the historic High Road offering incredible views of the western edge of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. We travel through Carson National Forest with the aromas of ponderosa pine, aspen, pinon, and cedar groves. Take a quick stop in Las Trampas to visit the San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas, declared a National Historic Landmark. This church is one of the most beautiful colonial-era churches in the country. We wind our way to the village of Ojo Sarco home of many artisans drawing inspirations from the landscape. Continuing on the High Road to the village of Truchas to visit the gallery of Rey Montez situated in historic adobe church illuminating many local regional artisans.
Experience the artist lifestyle and inspirational settings with a home studio experience meeting the artisans in their creative spaces. (Artisan visit depends on tour date.)
Following our visit with the artist we take a geological corridor into the quaint town of Dixon on to Vivac Winery to enjoy a wine tasting at one of the only vineyards that is 100% New Mexico grown grapes. Your tasting is complimented with a delicious pairing picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards. Follow the scenic Rio Grande Corridor route back into Taos.
The Professionals at Vivác Winery have a commitment to excellence & are the Highest Rated Red Wine Producers in New Mexico’s History! Fresh & young, edgy & sophisticated, Vivác offers you something out of the ordinary!
Vivác is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively. In November of 1998 Jesse and Chris embarked on a new mission “to make the best wine possible and have a good time doing it!” This meant professionally crafted, world-ranked, dry red wines-a first for New Mexico.
Indulge in the local flavor of 100% New Mexican grown grapes while enjoying our picnic lunch offering a breathtaking view of their vineyards along the Rio Grande corridor.