Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Third Annual Corrales Quilt & Wine Fair

The Corrales Quilt & Wine Fair is held in the beautiful village of Corrales, just north of Albuquerque on the west side of the Rio Grande River. The fair begins Saturday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August 8. The fair opens each day at noon and closes at 6pm. Admission is $15 per person and $25 per couple and $5 for children aged 13 to 20. Children under 13 are admitted free.

Alameda Drive off I-25 takes one across the river and then a right turn on Corrales Road brings motorists into the heart of town. Other participants can take Coors Road to the junction with Corrales Road. Once there the clatter of Albuquerque recedes into the background, and the pace slows to a point that wine and art can be contemplated without undue haste.

Several of New Mexico’s leading wineries will be on hand for wine tasting and information about their latest releases. Three different bands will be playing throughout the day, and food booths will offer tasty bites to accompany the wines. Several artists will display their wares, and there will be quilts, quilts, and more quilts. And you thought we were kidding about the quilt part.

I’ll be there in the Wine Discovery Tent for informal wine talks and also to answer your most pressing questions about wine. My Wines of Enchantment wine book will also be on sale. All proceeds will go toward purchasing more wine.

The represented wineries include:

Acequia Winery, Corrales Winery and Milagro Vineyards from Corrales
Casa Rondéna, Matheson Wine Co. and Tierra Encantada Vineyards and Winery from the Albuquerque area
Ponderosa Valley Vineyards and Winery near Jemez Springs
Black Mesa and Wines of San Juan from Northern New Mexico
Luna Rosa and St. Clair from Deming
Guadalupe Vineyards from San Fidel

Just think how much gas you’ll save coming to Corrales instead. Salut!