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Wine Tasting Day Trip

Off River
Full Day
Minimum Age 21
Starts at $225

About the trip

This is the perfect combination of adventure and culture for the wine enthusiast in Northern New Mexico. We have specially curated this trip for those guests that want a completely, all inclusive experience. From the time we pick you up until we drop you off in the afternoon, everything is taken care of including but not limited to your rafting trip with complimentary photos, all tasting fees, and a delicious lunch. Come let us take care of you for an incredible day in Northern New Mexico!

  • Custom pick up and drop off from your hotel or rental
  • Award winning wine tastings
  • Delicious lunch prepared at the winery

This trip meets at our private, Rio Grande Headquarters which is conveniently located 1 hour north of Santa Fe and 30 min. south of Taos. Our fully stocked Headquarters and Outfitters Shop is in the heart of the Rio Grande Gorge right across the street from the river, less than 1 mile from the finishing point of the most popular trips and offers safe, secure parking in our private parking lot.

For directions to our Rio Grande Headquarters click here!

Do I need to know how to swim?
It is recommended but not mandatory that all our guests know how to swim. All guests are given Type V, US Coast Guard approved flotation devices (lifejackets) that are designed to float you on your back, nice and high in the water. For all our class 3 and above sections on the Rio Grande, you will also be issued a helmet.

What do I need to wear?
We have packing lists for you to review for each of our different trip types. Remember that the weather changes dramatically throughout the New Mexico rafting season. It can be significantly colder during March-May we encourage our guests to always be prepared.

What if it’s my first time, do I need experience?
There is no experience required for any of our river trips. However, we encourage experience for our more difficult, Taos Box and Razorblades trips. Please feel free to call us with any concerns or questions about appropriate trips for your group.

Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, we cannot bring our furry friends on our river trips. We ask that you leave your pets at home before heading to our headquarters.

Can I leave my dog with you?
We do not have a secure area to keep your dog at our headquarters. Moreover, the temperatures get extremely hot during our season, because of this, you will NOT be able to leave your pets in your car. We ask that you leave your pets at home before heading to our headquarters.

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Spend the day with us in New Mexico’s breathtaking wine country! When the Spaniards arrived in northern New Mexico over 400 years ago, they brought grapes that have now contributed to the history and success of the award winning local wineries in our region. The pride of the vintners that we visit in the Embudo Valley is apparent in each glass of delicious vino! Relax in comfort, during a delightful afternoon of wine tasting, as we take you for a fun-filled scenic tour of local wineries & attractions. We’ll visit 2-3 wineries, where you will have the opportunity to taste & purchase wines. Along the way, we just might stop at a scenic vista or out of the way attraction so our guests can enjoy the natural beauty of New Mexico. After our visits to the local wineries, you will be returned to your hotel or rental in time for dinner.


This trip departs from Santa Fe and nearby resorts at 10:30 AM. Groups staying in and around Taos will be picked up at 11:00 AM.

After the trip, we typically have you back to your hotel or rental around 4 PM to 4:30PM

What is included

  • Door to door service!
  • A delicious lunch at one of the wineries and chilled bottled water to drink. We will also provide a preselected bottle of wine with your lunch. You are welcome to purchase additional selections if you would like.
  • All Wine Tasting Fees

Not included

  • Gratuity for your NMRA Trip Leader (15-20% Recommended)
  • Any wine purchases beyond the scheduled tasting

Reservations for this trip are only available on a custom basis and prices vary depending on group size. Please call us for more information 505-983-7756. You must be at least 21 years old and have an ID to taste wine.


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