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Gruet Winery

8400 Pan American Freeway Northeast

Open: Year-Round

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.


Joe Rael

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
We've been members of the Gruet wine club for years, and it's the best wine deal in the state! It costs nothing to join, but it pays off big over the course of the membership. Discounts on bottles, glasses, gifts, invites to special member-only events and the companionship of a great group of people who are members of the club and regulars at Gruet. The service is always amazing! Kendra and Demi and Matt and Cliff and the rest of the crew are just so attentive and friendly, it's one of our favorite places to spend an afternoon. I highly recommend Gruet Winery, as they have an excellent product and a beautiful Winery to visit. They have an amazing variety of still and sparkling wines. They are some of the finest in the state and there's a handcrafted Heritage behind each and every bottle. Cheers!!

Ty Roberts

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Very nice place to come enjoy a glass of champagne or wine. Demi is super helpful if you want to try something new. Their shop has a lot of nice items if you want to send a New Mexico care package to someone also.

Gus Barillas

Saturday, April 21, 2018
We had the best wine tasting experience here. Very knowledgeable, friendly staff and great wines.

Steven Garden

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
Fraud..The events planner Regina fraudulently placed a charge for $2200 on our credit card even after we made it clear that we did not agree with the charges. We asked to have someone call us to discuss and resolve the situation but they charged the card regardless. Regina is a fraud and does not tell the truth. It would be best to research other wineries who are honest and provide better service. We have sent everything to our attorney to resolve.

Cindy Roegner

Friday, June 1, 2018
Friendly staff! Fun place to visit and have tastings and/or a drink.

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