ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Wines get better with age but time is not on New Mexico wineries side.
The clock continues to tick as to when New Mexico wineries can reopen to the public. The wineries, which were temporarily closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were not included in the governor’s recent public health order that allowed breweries to reopen at 50% capacity. Updates to the public health order are currently on hold.
“I thought the communication has been poor and we were caught in between,” said Chris Goblet, executive director of New Mexico Wine. “When breweries and distilleries were announced as closed they meant wineries as well but they never mentioned us (to reopen)… It just seems odd.”