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This year’s Winter Wine festival will be held from January 30th – February 2nd, 2014. The four days will be filled with seminars, tastings and dinners with associated restaurants and wineries.
There are six seminars held throughout the festival with the following titles:
- Wines of Spain Masterclass
- Spottswoode Cabernet Vertical
- Around the World of Syrah (with a blindfold!)
- Calera Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir Vertical
- Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Vertical
- Under the Tuscan Sun
Taos Wine Seminars
All seminars are presented by highly respected people within the wine industry. Seminars are $50 with registration available online.
There are two signature tastings that will be held during the festival. One on the 31st of January (Reserve Tasting) and one on the 2nd February ( Taos Ski Valley Resort Center). Both tastings are $75 each and reservations can be made by calling 505-946-8506.
There are 15 dinner events held at restaurants who have partnered with the event. Dinner bookings can be made directly with the restaurants. All restaurants can be reached online. They are selling out so make sure to get in quick!
One event that is not to be missed is the silent auction of rare wines that will benefit the New Mexico Nature Conservancy.
The 28th edition of the Taos Winter Wine festival is set to be the biggest one yet. With over 35 wineries set to be involved as well as 15 restaurants, there is definitely something for the 3,000 enthusiasts at the highly respected wine festival.
Attending the event brings a real sense of what Taos is about. With a free breakfast, accommodation at El Pueblo Lodge ensures that you have a hearty breakfast to start your day off.. You can book directly online or over the phone on 1-855-579-9255.
At El Pueblo Lodge, we try to reflect the historic nature, our buildings architecturally reflect Taos and are fitted with the southwest charm you love. El Pueblo Lodge also provides free continental breakfast, wi-fi and cookies. Book your stay online today or call us directly at Toll Free 1-855-579-9255
This years Festival of Trees and Wreaths will be held on December 3rd at El Monte Sagrado. Running from 6pm – 9pm, admission is $20 which goes directly to the Museum Association of Taos. Appetizers will be served as the town awaits emcee Magistrate Judge Ernest Ortega to kick off the nights events.
Located in the North-Central region of New Mexico, the small town of Taos is a great display of ‘sense of community’. Yuletide is the name of the events held in Taos between Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of most rewarding events for all involved is the Festival of Trees and Wreaths.
The Festival of Trees and Wreaths is a charity event that has been a yearly event since 2001. Chris Baker of Taos News got the event off the ground having seen a similar style of event take off in Valencia.
The event is based around a silent auction (you write your bid on a piece of paper with the highest amount winning). Organizations decorate a tree or wreath that will be bid on, with the organization decorating the tree choosing which charity or non-profit the recipient of the proceeds will be. Historically, many of those whom win a tree or wreath donate it to the recipient of the proceeds, a double win for them!
The record bid on a single tree was $1,200 way back in 2005. Baker is determined to break that record with the ultimate goal of raising $30,000 – $35,000.
The benefactors of the proceeds vary from assisting stray cats and dogs, local museums and victims of violence and many more non-profits in the region.
Last year was the first time a Children’s Holiday Party was held in conjunction. It is here again, scheduled for 3pm – 5pm the day before the main event. Kids will get to see Santa, all the trees and wreaths as well as making crafts which will all be put on a tree that will be added to the auction.
Taos, NM Accommodation
The Festival of Wreaths and Trees signifies the tight knit community that Taos is. With its historic building, accommodation at El Pueblo Lodge will ensure that this feeling resonates with you during your stay. Breakfast is included with your stay and you can book online or call us toll free at 1-855-579-9255.
Yuletide Arts & Crafts
Taos, the quaint town in New Mexico’s central-north with a population of less than 6000 people is historic by nature and the strong sense of community leads to events being held year round. Yuletide is the name for all events that occur from the first weekend after Thanksgiving right through to the New Year. The Taos Arts and Crafts Fair will once again kick off Yuletide in 2013.
The 2013 Arts and Crafts Fair runs over three days at the Taos Convention Centre from November 22 – 24. The 31st annual Taos Arts and Crafts Fair continues its strong traditions and will feature more exhibitors.
Open from 10 am each day with free admission and free ‘art care’, a place to drop the kids off while you explore (also free, donations appreciated), there is no excuse to not check it out and support the local artists!
Whispering Spirited Alpacas
For the first time last year Whispering Spirited Alpacas had a presence at the event. Their locally made hats, scarves and purses were very popular. They are returning again this year, eager to show the latest works they have to offer.
Stepping into the event is a dream with such a variety of potential gifts, perfect with Christmas just around the corner. You can find ceramics, ornaments, jewellery, metalwork, toys and more.
Entertainment is held throughout the three days, Santa will be checking who has been naughty or nice. Face painting and concession stands will also be present.
Taos art is the big tourist driver to the area, with over 80 galleries and three art museums. Featuring both contemporary and modern art the vast majority of these gallery owners will be there looking for your support.
Where to stay for the Yuletide Arts & Crafts
Experiencing events in smaller towns is a great chance for you to personally experience the culture of the state. At El Pueblo Lodge, we try to reflect the historic nature, our buildings architecturally reflect Taos and are fitted with the southwest charm you love. El Pueblo Lodge also provides free continental breakfast, wi-fi and cookies. Book your stay online today or call us directly at Toll Free 1-855-579-9255
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