Gilbert Gruet founder of Gruet Winery was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family, and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon.
In 1983, the Gruet family was traveling through the Southwestern part of the United States, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards In Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequence, 170 miles south of Albuquerque. The land was inexpensive and the opportunity golden. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet, whose Champagne house, Gruet et Fils had produced fine Champagne in Bethon, France, since 1952, made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard, exclusively planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. His children, winemaker Laurent and daughter Nathalie, then relocated to the great state of New Mexico to begin their American wine making adventure.
I love Gruet! Member of the wine club. Such a great bottle of bubbles and it's local!! We live in Denver but always make a trip once a year to this awesome place!
Love the tasting test and very friendly and helpful with the different wines
We go to Gruet alot and always have an amazing time. Matt and Demi are amazing and super knowledgeable, love going there it's a blast!!!
Good sparkling wine and atmosphere, and great staff. Love the music selection
This is for folks who like sparkling wine. I do not care for the sparkling wines, although they do have some dry wines as well. They have a nice place that's easy to reach and the folks are friendly there. I would give more stars if I were a fan of bubbly.