New Mexico's Wine and Wineries
Albuquerque, an unexpected winery hub, is an exceptional place to visit and experience. Here you will find a variety of different wineries and also have an opportunity to taste some of the local wines produced here. This winery was named after Bernardo Guttiérrez, who in the 1920's started out making wine for local restaurants. He later went on to set up the first wine cellar in Albuquerque and in the early 1940's Bernardo opened his second tasting room which has been named the Bernardo Winery. The Bernardo family is constantly looking to improve and upgrade the quality of the wines they produce and nowadays the quality is top-notch. They have over the last couple of years expanded and made improvements to their tasting room and the cellar. A tasting room and cellar are two separate areas of the building and so when you enter the winery you are immediately greeted by a tasting room. You will then be taken to a large open area where there are several red and white oak barrels, which are used to age the wines. The smell of the barrels is breath-taking and you will instantly notice the freshness and elegance of the wine you are tasting.
Sample All The Varietals
The tasting room is located directly in front of the bar and this means that if you are lucky enough to walk in to this section during business hours then you will have a great opportunity to try all of the wines on offer. This can really give you a good idea of what you are going to be able to drink when the grapes are picked and stored for a year. The main bar is located inside the main building and it is a very popular place where you will be able to enjoy great food and cocktails. You will be able to enjoy a full range of cocktails with some very popular selections. The tasting room is very open and spacious and you will be able to sit and relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the place at anytime that you choose. The bar staff are friendly and extremely hospitable and so is the wine cellar. The cellar is one of the most exciting sections and here you will be able to see some of the best wines that the wine country has to offer. There are some amazing wines that you will be able to taste and learn about and even get to sample some of the wines from other locations around the world. In addition to this you will also be able to order a variety of different food to go with your wine and even some cheeses which are prepared from some of the finest cheeses.
From Barrel Room to Table
You will notice that there is no smoking allowed in the tasting room so you should make sure that you pack any items that you smoke in the house or bring along with you. The tasting room is very clean and hygienic and you will not find any insects or vermin in this part of the building. There are four different rooms which can be used to house different sections of the wines - a barrel room, cellar, bar, tasting room and a private area. The bar area is a great place to enjoy your meal while you drink your wine. There is some excellent food to be had as well as several different kinds of appetizers to complement the food which will provide you with all the flavor you need to enjoy the food. There is also a very good wine list for you to look at and the wine can be purchased and then consumed at your leisure. The entire building is decorated to a very high standard and the wines are designed to match. It is almost like stepping back in time. You will be able to appreciate the history and traditions of this winery and also the beauty and craftsmanship that was used to make the wines available in this part of the world. When you come into the tasting room, you will be greeted warmly and you will be able to enjoy a meal or cocktails without any fuss. In addition to this, you will also be able to order dessert to go along with your meal and even cheese to accompany your beverage at the bar if you like.