Casa Rondena

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Casa Rondeña Winery was lovingly established in late 1995 as a family undertaking, with the first plantings in 1990 at the hands of vintner John Calvin and his two young sons, Ross and Clayton.

The Tasting Room opened in August 1997 and a winery building, with a commemorative Tricentennial bell tower, was completed in the autumn of 2004.  In 2008, a new barrel aging and storage facility, including the Founder’s Rotunda, was built in order to expand production capability of the winery and hold special events for winery members and special guests.

In 2010, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin moved out of the home they built on the property and turned it into the 1629 Club.  This is a new level of membership to the winery which includes access to the private club among many other benefits.

Hours:

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Contact:

505-344-5911

Items serving at Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta:

·  2012 Viognier - A dry white wine with dense flavors of pineapple and honey, Viognier is the perfect expression of the Southwestern high-desert growing region showing its rich mouth-feel and crispy acidity.

·  2010 Meritage - This classic Bordeaux-style wine is a blend of 48% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot. Complex with a lingering finish, the Meritage Red shows flavors of vanilla, currant, blackberry and chocolate.

·  2009 1629 - A true Casa original: 50% deep dark Syrah; 41% dense, soft tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% spicy Tempranillo; - blended and named in honor of the first vinifera plantings in North America, right here in New Mexico!

·  2009 Cabernet Franc - The original red wine of the Loire Valley in France, Cabernet Franc grows well here in New Mexico. It exhibits fruit-forward flavors of blackberries, dark cherry and earthiness while being medium bodied and soft on the finish.

·  2010 La Sobrina's Table - This is a light-bodied red wine filled with effervescent fruit! La Sobrina’s tannins are soft and approachable, making it the perfect table wine for any night of the week. It is a blend of 40% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

·  2012 Rosé - A luscious off-dry Cabernet Franc based wine with crisp hints of strawberry and plum (and cool guys like Rich & Vince say cherries and watermelon). This wine has 1.75% residual sugar.

·  2011 Serenade - With its floral bouquet and lively fruitiness, the blend of 87% Riesling and 13% Gewurztraminer give a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. This wine has 2.25% residual sugar.

·  2006 Animante - A deep, elegant and rich port with very soft tannins, made from Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Cabernet Franc. (18% alcohol)

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