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.
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.
Has a fabulous experience this afternoon. Even though they were busy, everyone explained wine to us and made sure we had a great time!
Great place. Awesome people. Phenomenal sparkling and still wines! They won my heart!
Upcoming wedding and decided to see what they had to offer. We stopped by and had no customer service, no acknowledgement, and did not know where to start. Therefore, we left disappointed with no help.
BEAUTIFUL tasting room Good wines AND, champagne Friendly helpful staff🖒🖒