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Noisy Water Winery

Hannah Perry
February 20, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Music & White Wine


Wednesday we sent you our red wine playlist, now check out our white wine playlist, blanco sips. 


A Customized Playlist For White Wine Drinkers


We thought the concept of music influencing the taste of wine was so interesting we made a custom Spotify playlist for white wine drinkers. 


Move your mind to new frames of reference. pair a sound, melody or tune and be reminded of a specific place, event or period of life. Music can heavily influence how you experience wine, mellow music makes wine taste more subtle, whereas lively music makes wine taste more dynamic.


Inspiration Behind The Playlist:


To pair music with wine, the best way is to first find commonalities in both the wine and the music. A lot of white wines have fruity, tangy, clean and crisp elements so we curated a playlist that reflected that as well. Expect to listen to songs that are lively, youthful, fresh and bubbly. 


This playlist will put you in a good mood, and you might start dancing suddenly, who knows.


White Wines We Recommend Pairing With Our Playlist

Time Posted: Feb 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Music & White Wine Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 17, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


∙music & red wine


Music Influences The Taste Of Wine.


Drinking wine involves all of the senses. You assess the color of the wine, then you analyze the aromas that swirl around in the glass, then you determine how the taste and texture of the wine blends in your mouth. But did you ever think you could listen to the wine? It turns out, you can! Especially if your wine is paired with music. 




Music can move the mind to new frames of reference. This means that a single sound, melody or tune can remind us of a specific place, event or period of life. In the same token, music can heavily influence how we experience wine. Mellow music makes wine taste more subtle, whereas lively music makes wine taste more dynamic.


A Customized Playlist For Red Wine Drinkers


We thought the concept of music influencing the taste of wine was so interesting we made a custom Spotify playlist for red wine drinkers. 

Inspiration Behind The Playlist:


To pair music with wine, the best way is to first find commonalities in both the wine and the music. A lot of red wines have jammy, dark fruit, velvety and rich elements so we curated a playlist that reflected that as well. Expect to listen to songs from every decade that are powerful, robust, and moody.


This playlist will give you all the feels, and you might find yourself getting lost in the nostalgic romance of the ear-tingling electric guitar riffs.


Red Wines We Recommend Pairing With Our Playlist

Time Posted: Feb 17, 2021 at 12:36 PM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Amy Bennett
February 15, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir


Well… what more needs to be said? One only has to look at the faces of the people who sample Noisy Water’s 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir to know that it’s love at first sip!

Just a few months ago (August, to be exact) we were extolling the virtues of our 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir. In that time, we sold out in time for the release of our 2019 vintage and this one is especially special for us: 30-year-old vines from our own Forbidden Desert vineyard in Engle produced the grapes that make this wine, thanks to the loving care of “Uncle Dick”, the “grape whisperer.”

2019 Reserve Pinot Noir

Proud to have accomplished the nearly impossible in New Mexico: Producing amazing Pinot Noir in one of the USA's toughest growing regions for this grape


Aged for thirteen months in toasted 100% French oak barrels, our winemaker has coaxed a fuller bodied, jammy wine with explosive cherries and dark fruit with a bold and rustic tannic finish with nuances of vanilla. Perfect for sipping around a cozy fire on a winter night, it offers promise of warm summer evenings to come and delicious lighter meals to pair with its provocative fruitiness. It’s almost TOO easy to enjoy.


Warm up with a bottle of our 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir and make memories to savor


“I would so marry Pinot. You can enjoy it at the opera, or the baseball game. It glistens in any crystal goblet but dazzles in a jelly jar. It’s exactly the kind of wine you’d bring home to mom and then sneak into your room after dinner. Before you blinked, you’d both be on the front porch (you on the swing, it in your glass) waiting for your grandkids to show up.”
— Jeff Bundschu, Gundlach Bundschu Winery

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Sam Freed
February 14, 2021 | Sam Freed

Virtual Wine Tasting Experience


Happy Valentines Day! Our virtual tasting of the 2019 La Vida Dulce is out now!

Hunker in and join winemaker's Jasper Riddle and Fabian Olvera for a Valentine's Day Virtual Tasting of our late harvest Mourvedre, the 2019 La Vida Dulce!

Don't have your bottle? Today's your last chance to get the discount and enjoy "the sweet life"!

20% off plus $1 Shipping when you buy 6 bottles or more ends today!

2019 La Vida Dulce

Sweet red wine with hints of vanilla & strawberry create a jammy nose & medium body.


Did you miss the last one? Grab your bottle of the 2018 Petite Sirah, a dry red wine that hasn't been on our menu in years and is finally back in the bottle!

Time Posted: Feb 14, 2021 at 9:43 AM Permalink to Virtual Wine Tasting Experience Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 10, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


∙ love gets better with age, and so does wine


 Wine is more than just fermented grape juice as true love is more than just passion. An old bottle of wine feels priceless in your hands and radiates nostalgia, so for the sake of celebrating love (and patience) this month, we wanted to share what happens in a wine bottle over the years, what wines can stand the test of time and explain how wine, just like love, can get better with age.



What happens to wine when it's aged in a bottle?


Similarly to true love, select wine takes time to develop. Some wine tastes better with age because of a complex chemical reaction occurring among sugars, acids and substances known as phenolic compounds. In time, this chemical reaction can affect the taste, color and texture of wine.


We recommend aging our Petite Sirah, Merlot and Reserve Cabernet, as these wines will benefit and change from a few years of aging. We recommend not aging for more than 5 years, as the wine will be ready to be opened after that time period. Store horizontally in a cool and dark area for optimal aging! 

Pro Tip: Purchase multiple bottles of the same wine and open one to taste immediately, age the others, then do an analysis on how the wine has aged in grace over time by opening another one every 6 months - 1 year!

Time Posted: Feb 10, 2021 at 1:26 PM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Amy Bennett
February 8, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - 2019 La Vida Dulce


What could be more evocative of “the sweet life” (“la vida dulce”) than a wine that is easy to sip on a cold winter day around a fire or a warm summer evening in the shade of a grape arbor? Add good friends and good food and you have the basis for the creation of one of Noisy Water’s most popular sweet red reserves, La Vida Dulce.

Late harvest wines are those made from grapes that are left on the vine past the peak of their ripeness, resulting in grapes that have a higher sugar concentration and, consequently, produce a sweeter wine. Late harvest Mourvedre is the grape used to create La Vida Dulce. Aging in oak creates sweet notes of vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry on the nose draw you into a luscious, jammy middle and culminate in a sweet but smooth, lighter-bodied finish. 

2019 La Vida Dulce

"The Sweet Life" is everything the name claims.


A popular customer favorite for years, La Vida Dulce is back and better than ever. Enjoy it with a sweet treat on a cold day or use it as a perfect counterbalance to a rich, spicy meal any time of the year. Just remember… 


“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all”
— Laura Ingalls Wilder


Winemaker's Notes!


Join the Winemakers for a interactive online tasting of 2019 La Vida Dulce, available on February 14th!


Get 20% Off when you purchase up to 6 bottles between now and the release!

Time Posted: Feb 8, 2021 at 8:24 AM Permalink to Wine Of The Week - 2019 La Vida Dulce Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 5, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine & Charcuterie


A Date Idea Just in Time For Valentine's Day




Science tells us that pairing foods and beverages that taste similar to one another improves the experience and that the similarities compliment one another, but the opposite can also be true! The fat in cheese and the acidity in wine compliment each other because of that very fact- they are opposites! The different compounds of cheese and wine creates a balanced and pleasing "mouthfeel," which refers to the way foods feel in the mouth. No wonder cheese and wine pair so perfectly!


A Guide To Your Next Charcuterie Board


Olive oil and vinegar are excellent additions to charcuterie boards, as they can compliment many things on your board! They add that extra flair of flavor to crackers, bread or can be used as a dipping sauce in the center of our board.


Cheese is the ingredient in your charcuterie board that will complete it. Cheese adds different textures and colors to the board and can be paired with basically anything. Pro tip: Choose a variety of cheese that have different textures and tastes! For example, feta is soft and salty, as asiago is hard and slightly sweet.


Rustic red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel have bold tannins and a rustic taste pair with charcuterie with similar, smoky flavors

Time Posted: Feb 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Wine & Charcuterie Permalink
Amy Bennett
February 4, 2021 | Amy Bennett

February Wine Of The Month


What better wine to celebrate a month dedicated to love and sweet things than a wine called “Love on Fire”?


Only in New Mexico does pairing red chile and chocolate make as much sense as pairing peanut butter and jelly or rum and coke. This is a combination well-suited to the making of candy, or hot chocolate, or maybe even a sauce for chicken.

And then along comes Noisy Water Winery and says, “Hey! How about making red chile and chocolate WINE???” With hints of berries and toasted marshmallow on the nose, and a rich velvety middle of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla, finishing with a spicy red chile kick (but not too spicy!), this wine is a perfect complement to an appetizer course loaded with fruits and cheeses or as a dessert with a rich cheesecake or anything sweet and creamy like tres leches cake. Or pair it with something dark and chocolatey, like brownies.

Amor En Fuego (Red Chile & Chocolate Wine)

Will have you reminiscing on times spent in grandma’s kitchen!!


While it makes a delicious and intriguing dessert wine on its own, it can also be used to liven up hot chocolate or coffee. Or, freeze Amor En Fuego into cubes and use it to make a deliciously boozy iced coffee! Dress it up with a dash of cinnamon or red chile powder! You can also substitute it for any liquid in brownie or cake recipes to add a subtle, extra flavor dimension.


Whether served by itself or used to enhance a favorite stand-by recipe, you’ll be sure to add a little New Mexico flavor and mystique to your glass and table by including Noisy Water’s Amor En Fuego to your selection of great wines from the Land of Enchantment!


Add a little sweet sizzle to your Valentine’s Day celebration!


“Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.”
— Charmaine J. Forde


Winemaker Notes!

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2021 at 10:38 AM Permalink to February Wine Of The Month Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 3, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


∙ pairing wine with your favorite desserts ∙



Dessert and wine pairings are ideal for events like Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays or just for fun!


Wine that pairs best with desserts need an element of sweetness, but they also need to have the same intensity of the dish. When pairing wine with dessert, there are two factors to consider:


1: Acidity- an acidic wine will pair best with a fruity dessert that also is acidic.

2: Intensity- The more intense the dessert (like dark chocolate cake), the more intense your wine should be.

Pro Tip: A good rule of thumb is that as the color of dessert gets darker, so should the wine!


Lemon Bars Paired With Chardonnay

2019 Double Barrel Reserve Chardonnay



Why it works: The fruity citrus notes of the wine bring out even more of a zippy lemon flavor from the dessert, and the buttery oak is complimentary to the flaky crust. 



Chocolate Mouse Paired With Barrel Aged Sweet Red OR Amor En Fuego (Red Chile Chocolate Wine)

2019 Deviance


Why it works: The sweet strawberries and cherries of the wine balance with creamy heavy flavors of the chocolate as nuances of vanilla, tobacco, and smoke compliment baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. 

Amor En Fuego (Red Chile & Chocolate Wine)

Why it works: The marshmallow and vanilla notes of the wine compliment the rich flavors of chocolate as the red chile spice cuts right through the heavy creaminess of the mouse, which makes it feel perfectly balanced.


Apple Pie Paired With Gewürztraminer

2019 Gewürztraminer


Why it works:  Gewürztraminer combines fruit and spice in the same way apple pie does. Notes of  peaches, lavender, and cinnamon of the wine compliments the ginger-y flaky crust and crisp apples of the pie.

Time Posted: Feb 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 1, 2021 | Hannah Perry

February Newsletter


Happy February you wine lovers! Did you know February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of starting fresh new beginnings that took place this time of year. We are right on time, because this month is all about getting in gear for a new growing season ahead! This month's newsletter gives you a sneak peek into what happens behind the scenes at Noisy, and is packed full of information about featured products and events this month! 


Our Tough, Acclimated Vines at Engle Farms

February is typically the snowiest month on average in the United States, and it turns out that snow is one of the secret ingredients that produces a bountiful harvest!

Vines are still dormant, but we are beginning to prepare the vineyard to replant new vines at Engle by improving irrigation systems, preparing to start pruning our vines within the next few months before bud break, and tuning up farming and harvesting equipment. One of the ways we are improving our irrigation system is by adding magnetics to our water drip lines that considerably promoted fruit growth last year. The magnets have increased water retention in the soil, reduced hard water clogs in drip heads and allowed the vines to absorb larger amounts of hard to use minerals in the soil!


Virtual Release and Tasting

Take 20% off La Vida Dulce when you buy 6 or more bottles, now until the release!

2019 La Vida Dulce

Need A Valentine's Date Idea? We are virtually releasing our La Vida Dulce on Valentine's Day! (02/14) All you have to do is buy a bottle online or in store, and join our winemakers (virtually) as they guide you through sensory analysis and tasting.


See, smell and taste with the winemakers!

Wine Of The Month:

Amor En Fuego (Red Chile & Chocolate Wine)

This sweet red wine is the perfect companion to celebrate love this month as it is CHARMING to say the least. The inviting aroma of red berries intertwined with marshmallow create a beautiful sweet bouquet as notes of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla continue on the palate that then finishes with a slight Red Chile spice! Enjoy this wine chilled and with your favorite dessert-we recommend chocolate covered strawberries.


-Take 35% Off Full Cases-

& 20% Off Half Cases of Amor En Fuego all month long


Wine Club Perks:


Exclusive access to wines and events

Discounts on every single wine purchase!

Complimentary tastings daily


Gourmet Food of The Month:

💋 Besito Caliente Sauce 💋

This award-winning gourmet sauce is an exciting combination of blackberries and habanero with a wide variety of uses. We suggest the following: marinade, glaze, or dipping sauce for any kind of meat; salsa with chips; fresh fruit dip; with a brick of cream cheese as an appetizer; over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or crepes! Use it for any food that needs or deserves a Hot Little Kiss.


What else is going on at Noisy?

  • Feel free to come see us or to call in an order for pick up! As of current, we are able to have wine tastings outdoors at 25% capacity!


  • We fell in love with holiday markets in Italy, where the streets are covered in string lights, holiday music is playing, local vendors are bundled up selling hand-crafted products, and holiday shoppers stroll through the rows of the market with a drink in hand. We were so inspired that we have recreated this magical experience right in our little village tucked away in the mountains of New Mexico.  The market is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at Enchanted Vine!


  • Enchanted Vine and our tasting rooms across New Mexico serve as cozy little getaways during the Winter, and especially during ski season! Gather around fire pits at the Enchanted Vine in Ruidoso and sip on some mulled wine or bundle up under the heated patio at our tasting rooms for a romantic Valentine's date!


Enchanted Vine

492 Ft Stanton Rd

Alto, NM 88312

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