New Mexico Wine

QUESO VINO

A New Mexico Wine & Cheese Event

Thanks to Portales Lodgers Tax Board

at Eastern New Mexico University

Time: 5:00pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 4:45pm     Ages: 21+ without parent or guardian     Price: $5 - $400

Queso Vino is the newest food and wine festival in New Mexico celebrating two powerhouse agricultural industries that define the history and local economy of our state. This will be a party to celebrate the bounty of the 2019 grape harvest paired with delectable nibbles from the heart of New Mexico’s thriving diary country. 

 

Join us on Friday, Oct 18 for our VIP Reception at the Campus Union building Ballroom or grab some friends and family for Saturday, Oct 19 and Sunday, Oct 20 for the main festival, either way you will go home with a great selection of wines and cheese to fill your fridge and enjoy this fall. 

 

Queso Vino VIP Reception

(Oct 18 / 5pm - 8pm)

This ticket will include Riedel stemware and a welcome glass of New Mexico sparkling wine followed by an introduction to our presenting wineries at 5pm. Starting at 5:30PM we will open the ballroom to find your table and enjoy appetizer stations including a "build your own grilled cheese" and the largest cheese and charcuterie board in Portales history. Dinner will be served starting a 6:45PM followed by exquisite desert and reserve wines poured by our visiting wineries. The event will end by 8PM and patrons will have the opportunity to purchase any of the wines served during the evening before departing. 

 

Queso Vino Festival

(Oct 19 - 20 / 12pm - 5pm)

Queso Vino will provide a relaxed atmosphere inside the baseball diamond for a picnic in the ballpark. Bring your chairs or picnic blankets and sample wines from around the state while enjoying delicious cheese inspired food and great live music. Entry tickets include your sample glass and wine tastings from every vendor. This event is family friendly - children under 15 are free - over 15 are $5 each. Must have a valid ID to enter the event.