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Black's Smuggler Winery

25 Winery Rd, Bosque, NM 87006-9715
+1 505-388-8117
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Good wines, great service

Blacks is really out of the way (several miles off the interstate, down a dirt road, through a... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Happyrocker
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Wonderful Small Family Winery With Great New Mexico Wines

Black's Smuggler Winery is tucked away south of Belen and a challenge to find but well worth the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Linda S
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Masonville, CO
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We are a winery and tasting room. We hold small events of our own. or you can call us to inquire about hosting your event. We offer a friendly atmosphere for tasting our wines as well as a gathering place for your group to meet. We are open Thurs-Sun 12:00 to 5:00 PM during the winter months and 12:00 to 6:00 PM during the summer months. We are often available other days, as well, but visitors probably should call ahead if planning to stop Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. We do not have food service. If you are booking an event, you are welcome to bring your own catering and we will happily provide the complementary wines. Although we are visible from I-25, you may need Google Maps or Bing Maps to get to us. Our website also provides a good map. We are somewhat off the beaten path but worth the stop! Don't be fooled by any "For Sale" signs on adjoining vineyards or properties. Our ownvineyards are across the valley and we are neither closed nor closing!
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25 Winery Rd, Bosque, NM 87006-9715
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Blacks is really out of the way (several miles off the interstate, down a dirt road, through a tunnel, and around a curve), but well worth the drive. While not all the wines fit our palate, the tasting was personal and attentive. It helped that...More

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Management response:Responded 13 July 2018

Thank you for stopping! We are a bit of a “destination” tasting room—it makes the stop a small adventure!

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Black's Smuggler Winery is tucked away south of Belen and a challenge to find but well worth the effort once you get there. Their wines are exceptional, especially those crafted from local grapes, giving you a unique New Mexico tasting experience. We had the 'deluxe...More

Thank Linda S
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Management response:Responded 21 April 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you agsin!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Attended the first time during an arts and crafts show. The show hadn't started, but the owner gave us an excellent tour and explained how they developed their wines. He provided expert explanation of each wine we sampled. We each left with a bottle or...More

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Management response:Responded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We have our 2017 Fall Craft/Gift Fair scheduled on Sat, November 4 from 10-5! Come see us!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We purchased a Groupon for this place and had a nice Sunday drive down from ABQ to visit. The tasting room was almost full! Tony and his wife were very personable and fun. Cheese and crackers were served on the house. We had the opportunity...More

Thank Chris L
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Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

Come back and see us again! So glad you found us!

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

I was driving from Santa Fe to Las Cruces, and decided to make a pitstop here to break up the trip. I'm so glad I did! This was not your average tasting where you are hurried through samples and sent on your way. We were...More

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Management response:Responded 7 June 2017

So glad you pulled off the more traveled path to stop at the Winery! Stop again soon!

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Quite pleased with the wines. Tony very personable. Casual wine tasting room. Actually drinking Tempranillo now. Also bought Sauvignon Blanc and Midnight Train. Could not buy anymore since when we fly we have only carry on luggage. FYI: I very rarely do I postings, so...More

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Management response:Responded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review and thank you for stopping! Safe travels!

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Tony is the proprietor and vintner and he is very professional and knowledgeable about his craft. The wine is amazing! Midnight Train and the Riesling are my favorites. Mary Anne, his wife, is often there helping out and making everyone feel welcome. This place is...More

Thank Kathryn C
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Management response:Responded 7 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review, Kathryn!

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

We called on a Sunday afternoon and got no answer. Went by and found a For Sale sign. Not sure what to make of it. Call before you drive all the way out, especially if this isn't a stop along the way to somewhere else.More

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Management response:Responded 22 February 2017

Sorry this is a very late response--We are open and thriving here at Black's Smuggler Winery. We have regular tasting room hours Thursday through Sunday from 12-6 except in winter when it is 12-5. The "for sale" signs you saw may have been either an...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Their Rattlesnake wine is delicious! Excellent values in great unique wines. Well informed friendly staff. Nice scenery, quiet area.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Louie was the sommilier for the day. Tony Black is the proprietor. This place is very down to earth and easy going. The wine selection is a nice variety between reds and whites and dry and sweet. The tasting fee is $5 per person and...More

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