Taos Hiking & Wine Tasting Tour
$145 per person + tax | Offered Year-Round with advanced reservations | 2 pp minimum
Tour includes Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairing
Meet at Taos’ El Monte Sagrado Resort at 9AM return to the same location at 2:30PM
The Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument exemplifies Taos’ vast outdoor riches and hiking down into the Rio Grande Valley’s womb, offers a truly dynamic regional experience.
Taos is blessed with a wild and scenic river in all her natural glory, since many American Southwest rivers are dammed. You’ll see and experience how Northern New Mexico’s monument status preserves the Rio Grande’s free flow and provides protective status from the Bureau of Land Management.
Your monument hike is a 2 ½ mile, 6,400-foot round-trip expedition, offering breathtaking scenery and spectacular panoramic views. You’ll be sure to take in the famous Taos Box overlook to see the plunging steep walled Rio Grande Gorge, where raging waters swirl below you. This hiking tour explores the heart of this geological rift zone and provides your opportunity to delve deeper into this 2.8 to 4.8 million-year-old lava walled and mesa topped wilderness area. You’ll learn to identify juniper, piñon, apache plume, sagebrush and cane cholla as you learn about the geological forces that etched this land.
Finally, to round off your day and wind down from the hiking expedition, we’ll shuttle you southward to the Vivác Winery for a local tasting. Here, you’ll enjoy local wines paired perfectly with your picnic lunch. Vivác, a Spanish term meaning “high-altitude refuge,” is a family love affair of handpicked New Mexican grown grapes, known by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as the Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico’s History.
If you want to experience the local outdoor splendors of Taos, hear about the heritage and geology connected to this landscape, as well as enjoy a taste of locally grown wine from this land, then this unforgettable hiking expedition is for you!
Our incredibly talented friends and 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.