Yes, it might seem like an unlikely pair until you’ve traveled to the beautiful Lower Rio Grande Gorge and enjoyed both. We are lucky enough to live in a part of the country that offers world class options for both. The wine making industry this area, 1 hour north of Santa Fe and 20 min. south of Taos, is flourishing and the canyons containing the Rio Grande and Rio Chama are some of the most beautiful and exciting in country. There are a large variety of things to do during your trip to Northern New Mexico, but the combination of a whitewater river rafting trip rewarded with an afternoon of wine tasting at Vivac Winery should be at the top of the list.
We begin the 33 mile river trip outside of the the alpine town of Chama, NM and float down into a stunning and colorful sandstone and limestone canyon finishing up near the renouned artist village of Abiquiu. The upper reaches of the Rio Chama are well known for the fantastic trout fishing and gorgeous pine trees lining the banks of the river. This stretch of river hides many treasures within the high reaching walls from hot springs to homesteads to ancient dinosaur tracks. We will spend two nights at camps that are right on the river’s edge and backed up by excellent opportunities for hiking and the exploration of numerous side canyons and vistas. Each night we experience a gourmet 4-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Ky Quintanilla from the highly acclaimed Lambert’s of Taos Restaurant. The dinners are paired with the wines of Vivac Winery.
This is truly one of our favorite trips of the year. Contact us for more information on this incredible river trip as well as our other Specialty and themed river trips we offer on the Rio Chama and the Rio Grande. Our reservation staff is here to help in any way possible. 1-800-983-7756