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Noisy Water Winery

Hannah Perry
March 31, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


🍇Montepulciano 101🍇


Montepulciano is a medium bodied red wine grape that originated in the Montepulciano region of central Italy. This wine has bigger and bolder tannins than you would expect based on the color, and has robust dark fruit notes. 


The 2018 Montepulciano is our wine of the month this March, and captures a harmonious balance of modern winemaking techniques with an overarching Old World theme.





2018 Montepulciano



This is a unique varietal, as not a lot of this varietal is grown in America. All of the fruit harvested for the 2018 Montepulciano is harvested right here in New Mexico. 

Time Posted: Mar 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Amy Bennett
March 29, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - Jo Mamma's Very Berry Good


If you like sweet wines… if you love luscious, juicy berries… if you crave the comfort of a rich berry cobbler… Noisy Water Winery has just the thing for you!


Jo Mamma’s Very Berry Good is one of the newest additions to the Noisy Water Winery line of Jo Mamma’s sweet table wines. Similar to our flagship sweet red, Jo Mamma’s Red, Very Berry Good lives up to its name with a nose of rich, dark berries and a sweet, medium bodied finish.

Jo Mamma’s Very Berry Good has done a “berry” good job of coaxing the sweetness of the grapes and creating a wine that is both fruity and complex, a hint of spiciness at the finish that makes it a perfect wine to pair with a cheese platter, fresh fruits, even summer salads ranging from pasta to chicken to fruit.

Jo Mamma's Very Berry Good

Medium-body with blackberry, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry galore!


Pop the cork and inhale the aromas of summer berries and the promise of bright summer days… then pour yourself a glass and taste how “berry” good life can be!


“I love berries! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, anything with an ‘errie’ in it”
— Jordin Sparks, “American Idol” winner and songwriter


Notes from the Winemaker!

Time Posted: Mar 29, 2021 at 4:01 PM Permalink to Wine Of The Week - Jo Mamma's Very Berry Good Permalink
Hannah Perry
March 26, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Team Favorites


 Featuring Kyle And His Favorite Wine 

Kyle works at our wine production facility on our Cellar Rat Team helping oversee and ensuring all operations are completed properly and quickly. Aside from other winery tasks, he repairs any of our equipment that needs attention, definitely a jack of all trades and a great asset to our team. 


In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 year old daughter, grabbing a beer with friends, riding his bike, and helping our winery be more productive and efficient. He describes our company culture as "eccentric, challenging and amusing!"


2018 Aglianico

Kyle's favorite wine is the Aglianico. Since he works in the production side of things, he has first hand experience and gets to witness the process up close! He says this wine tasted great right out of the barrel and that after each filtration, it only became more beautiful.


"Each day, we would gently caress the tank and softly whisper "good morning". Then follow up by playing soft, delightful music so we would not upset the molecules. No rock music was allowed to play during this time." -Kyle


At first taste you are hit with cherries, followed by a perfect blend of tannins and acidity, then a smooth finish with a hint of dark chocolate that makes you go back for another sip.



Kyle enjoys pairing this wine with steak, fajitas, smoked gouda cheese or dark chocolate and likes to drink this wine with a cigar and friends around a fire. 




Time Posted: Mar 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Team Favorites Permalink
Amy Bennett
March 23, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - 2019 Chenin Blanc

When Noisy Water Winery acquired the Forbidden Desert Vineyard in Engle, New Mexico, it also acquired a treasure trove of “old vines”, some of them 30 years old. Among these are the vines that produce Chenin Blanc and, as a result, some of our first proprietary wines!

Chenin Blanc is a grape from the Loire Valley of France and is versatile enough to be used to make sparkling wines as well as sweet dessert wines. The natural vigor of the grapes can produce wines that are bland and neutral if not controlled by a loving “grape whisperer” who can draw out the right balance of acidity and fruitiness to create a wine that is both memorable and easy to drink.

2019 Chenin Blanc

Working with a varietal that is done quite differently all over the world, we wanted to put a modern spin on this classic varietal


We took our grapes and created a crisp, dry white wine with deep citrus notes and subtle touches of sweetness. Tart pear, honeydew melon, persimmon, and nuances of lemon verbena lead into a bold, citrus body and finish… perfect to pair with rich, buttery seafood dishes and sunny days that culminate in warm evenings.

So pour a glass of Chenin Blanc and look forward to summer days!


“It’s hard not to love Chenin Blanc.”
— Madeline Puckette, Wine Folly

Time Posted: Mar 23, 2021 at 11:42 AM Permalink to Wine Of The Week - 2019 Chenin Blanc Permalink
Hannah Perry
March 17, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


🍇St. Patrick's Day & Wine🍇


 St. Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture and originally was celebrated to honor Saint Patrick on the anniversary of his death. In the 1oth century, the Irish people held a great feast where they honored St. Patrick by dedicating a toast to him. This is where the association of enjoying a spirit on St Patrick's Day came from! Fast forward hundreds of years later, and the holiday is celebrated everywhere. Ireland is not known for the production of wine, but the Irish have a long history of drinking imported wine, especially from Bordeaux. In the eighteenth century, a number of Irish immigrants even moved to Bordeaux to produce wine! 


Why Is Green The Color of St. Patrick's Day?

Leprechauns are the reason you're supposed to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, or you risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see.



🍀Don't miss out on these Lucky St. Patrick's Day Savings! 🍀


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2019 Nuevo Verde

Vinho Verde refers to Portuguese wine that translates as "young wine". Typically released three to six months after the grapes are harvested, which can be red, white or rose. Nuevo Verde is our homage to the great Vinho Verdes of Portugal with our own NWW New Mexican twist.

$27.00   $17.00
2018 Besito Caliente Green Chile Wine

We take our chile seriously in New Mexico - enough to put it in everything, including this BEST SELLING wine! Our unique New Mexican inspired Green Chile Wine is an off-dry white wine made with Hatch Green Chile.  A great compliment to any Mexican dish or party looking for a kick, think a spicy little semi-sweet kiss! 

$20.00   $17.00

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Time Posted: Mar 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Hannah Perry
March 12, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Team Favorites


 Featuring Ruby And Her Favorite Wine 


Today we are shining the spotlight on Ruby, who is one of our wine-tenders at the Noisy Water location in Ruidoso. Ruby feels right at home in the quiet mountains of Ruidoso, as she enjoys hiking, spending time lounging at the lake and wine tasting in her free time-you could say she does love her job. Ruby's favorite wine is our 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir for its cherry/jammy notes and the smooth vanilla/dry finish! This is one of the reds that converted her to enjoy a dry red and appreciate the beauty that they hold. 



Ruby enjoys pairing the 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir with a sharp asiago cheese and habanero stuffed olives. She recommends taking a bubble bath while sipping on the Reserve Pinot Noir or serving the wine at girls night or any gathering, as this wine is a crowd pleaser!

2019 Reserve Pinot Noir

Expansive cherries with a backbone of dark fruit, perfectly married into a  jammy vanilla tannic finish.





Time Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Team Favorites Permalink
Hannah Perry
March 10, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


🍇What Are Wine Lees?🍇


If you have ever been surprised by the aroma of freshly baked bread in your glass of champagne, then you have found the "Suhr Lee" or lees, as we like to call it.


The term Suhr Lee refers to a specific aging technique: lees contact. Lees are the by product of the cellular self-destruction of yeast cells, called "autolysis." This leaves dead yeast particles that settle at the bottom of a tank! Our wines rest and age on the lees for a bit and then are racked, or separated, only leaving a small amount of lees in the wine itself. So why do we leave any lees behind at all? Because doing so can create rich complex flavors to a wine and can even improve the texture. 


🍀Did you know that finding lees particles at the bottom of your wine glass is an omen of good luck? 🍀

Bottled Chemistry


Lees are perfectly safe to consume and  are especially beneficial in white and sparkling wines, as they soften the tannins and enrich the flavors of the wine.


White and sparkling wines aged on lees are often described as creamier, richer, fuller-bodied, or with greater depth and complexity of flavor.


Red wines aged on lees are often described as rich, oaky with pronounced dark fruit and even spice flavors.



How Processing Wine and Lees Work Together:


Check out a few if our unique wines aged on the lucky lees:


2018 Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay


Oak aging and Chardonnay go hand in hand, as lees aging in oak barrels will diffuse additional aroma compounds from the wood, including sweet, caramel-like notes, smoke-like flavors, clove flavors, and vanilla.


Due to chardonnay's neutrality and hardiness, it makes for a perfect canvas to impart the flavors and textures that lees creates in a wine.


2018 Dirty

The 2018 Dirty is unique when it comes to lees particles, as this wine is not fully filtered. Instead of filtering out the yeast immediately, the wine simply rests for a longer time (no shaking or moving the tanks!). This naturally settles yeast particles through gravity. After this point, the wine gets racked from the lees. 


Because of its less filtered quality, the body of the wine improves, and the small presence of lees particles only make it that much better.

Time Posted: Mar 10, 2021 at 9:29 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Amy Bennett
March 8, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - 2018 Montepulciano


March heralds the start of spring, leaving winter in the past, but not quite yet basking in the summer heat. What wine to drink at this time of the year? Not a heavy red, which warms cold, snowy days, but still not quite a crisp white to savor on summer evenings….

Montepulciano… few grape varietals evoke the romance of Italian wines, or inspire one to create a rich, poetic meal to share with friends and family. Well, feel free to tap your inner chef, we’ve got you covered on the wine!

2018 Montepulciano

With a deceptively light hue, this Montepulciano is sure to surprise you!


Grown in southern New Mexico, Montepulciano is a harmonious balance of modern winemaking techniques with an overarching Old World theme. While many associate the name “Montepulciano” with a certain region in Italy and the wines that are produced there, Noisy Water has taken the namesake varietal and created a wine with a medium body (so as not to overwhelm the food with which it is served) and an explosive bouquet of sweet cherries, tobacco, and rich plum. Soft tannins and complex acidic notes make this wine as easy to drink on its own as with a meal.

Pair it with an Italian seafood dinner swimming in a rich tomato sauce or serve it with a lighter, grilled meal in the warmer months. It’s an excellent dry red for summer, not to heavy on tannins and with a bright, almost cranberry finish. Whenever you decide to open a bottle of Noisy Water’s Montepulciano, I guarantee it will make the moment memorable!


“In March, winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too.”
— Jean Hersey


Notes from the Winemaker!

Time Posted: Mar 8, 2021 at 10:25 AM Permalink to Wine Of The Week - 2018 Montepulciano Permalink
Sam Freed
March 5, 2021 | Sam Freed

Wine Club Release Party!

Wine Club Release of the 2018 Curtain Call

It's time for our next club member event! As a Club Member we want to invite you to our unique tasting experience of our next vintage of the dry red blend Curtain Call!

Reserve your spot and join us for a glass of the 2018 Curtain Call in our Barrel Room, plus there's even more! On top of your complimentary glass we've got a special treat! We've dug deep in our cellars and will be pulling 2014 Curtain Call out for you to try!

How it will work!

There will be 5 reservation times available beginning at 12:00pm, each limited to 6 participants.

  • 11:30pm
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:30pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 5:30pm

Reservations are first come first serve and limited to 2 people per wine club membership.


To book your time reservation, please Click Here and select your desired reservation time. **Must be logged into club account to make reservation

Need help? Just reply to this email and I am happy to help! - Sam Freed

The Wine!

36% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 14% Mourvedre, 14% Pinot Noir


Hints of vanilla and black cherry on the nose, pitted fruit and blackberries in the middle and a bone-dry smooth finish.


Not able to make it in person? Don't worry, you'll still be able to order online on Saturday March 20th!

Time Posted: Mar 5, 2021 at 2:13 PM Permalink to Wine Club Release Party! Permalink
Hannah Perry
March 3, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


Great wine is made at the vineyard. The Forbidden Desert Vineyard, our vineyard in Engle is one of the oldest in New Mexico, and the vines on the land are considered "old vines." This means that these vines have adapted to a changing environment for many years, which has made them durable and reliable every season. The lifecycle of a grapevine is something we get to witness every year, and it never gets old.




During this time of year, the vines are dormant. The vines utilize this time to hunker down for the cold months and they even have a built-in coping mechanism to survive the winter. The sugars that exist in the roots of the vines act as a natural antifreeze to the plant and ensures a healthy come-back in the Spring. One of the most crucial things we do at the end of Winter is prune the vines. This helps protect against over and underproduction of grape growth.


Early Summer


The wood of the grapevine continues to ripen, turning brown and hardening. While the wood grows, and sugar levels rise, little clusters of grapes begin to appear!  These clusters will soon become berry bunches, as they keep stretching out towards the warm sun.




Each season affects that year's vintage, so every wine is different, every year! Check out some of our favorite vintages from the last few years:

Time Posted: Mar 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink

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