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During COVID lockdown, please enjoy our limited seating for dining Thursday-Friday 4pm to 7pm, and Saturday from 12pm to 7pm on our heated patio. It’s cozy! Reservations recommended.
You can always enjoy Vara at home. Our spirits, wines and food are available for take-out.
We appreciate your continued support.
At Vara, we invite you to join the passion. Our setting is an eclectic mix of winery, distillery, Taberna, retail shop, and events venue. The atmosphere is unique and diverse with an industrial chic feeling inside and a spacious patio outside to watch the awe-inspiring sunsets.
Our tasting room provides wine, beer, and spirits tastings, and a host of delicious cocktails, along with hot and cold tapas service, live music, and an occasional breakout of Flamenco dancing.
Our weekly events are very popular, so we recommend that you make reservations, and remember that under current social distancing rules we cannot accommodate groups larger than 6 at a table.
We’re also available by appointment for wine tastings and special events. Call 505.898.6280 or email us at email@example.com.
Vara lets you choose your own experience with a full complement of possibilities. Come visit us. We are certain you will be back for more. Join the passion and live it!
We produce wines from Spanish grape varietals grown in Spain and various American vineyards including right here in New Mexico.
Under the direction of our winemaking team, Bob and Louisa Lindquist, we acquire fruit from the highest quality growers of Spanish grape varieties in the U.S. The harvested fruit is brought to our New Mexico facility where the wines are made and aged in individual lots until Bob and Louisa assemble the final cuvees.
Vara co-founders Doug Diefenthaler and Xavier Zamarripa regularly travel to Spain and are committed to growing or locating the best fruit for our Spanish wines and cava. We are very fortunate to have agreements for grape production and wine making with the best grape growers and producers in Spain.
With a salute to their Spanish heritage, Vara’s wines are simply put — remarkable.