Vivác Winery
Vivác Winery
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
A short 20 min drive south of Taos, or 1 hr drive north of Santa Fe on hwy 68 at the turn off to Dixon is Vivac (Vee Vok) Winery. A mountaineering word meaning “high altitude refuge”, Vivac is seated at 6,000 ft making it one of the highest altitude vineyards in the world. Our old world style wines showcase the elegance of high altitude & cool climate farming winning golds at International Wine Competitions around the world. We offer a wine for every palate, NM Craft beers on tap, gourmet picnic items & even have our own in-house chocolatier! In winter months, we enclose the patio & turn on heaters for a cozy, enjoyable experience. In Spring/ Summer/ Fall, we offer Karaoke Fridays, Live Music Happy Hour Saturdays & tons of other fun filled events. Find us on your favorite social media platform @VivacWinery For more information about our wines, vineyards, owners or tasting options, visit www.VivacWinery.com
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Amarillo, TX506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
After a lunch at Zuly’s Cafe enjoyed hanging out and having some wine here at the outdoor patio. Comfortable even in November. Tempranillo and Malbec are must tries. Great wine!
Written 13 November 2023
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Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and as you said, it was even comfortable in November! The patio being enclosed for winter months and the awesome heaters make a big difference.
Written 6 December 2023
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08DesertRat
New Mexico110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Great wines from the higher altitudes of New Mexico. The wines are award-winning. The tasting room staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I did a tasting of estate wines and they were so fruit-forward with a crisp acidity that made the flavors dance across the palate. Also, handmade chocolates that are out of this world AND handmade pastas.
Written 13 February 2023
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what a lovely description of our wines! Thank you for the post and for visiting us!
Written 6 December 2023
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Wine_of_the_Moment
Georgetown, TX112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Next time on your road to Taos (or from), be sure to make a stop at this vineyard and winery before zipping past Dixon. This brothers and wives team venture started in 1998 as a place for making some quality wines from New Mexico. Spending some time abroad at wineries and vineyards in South America and Europe along with some UC Davis training has accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge for their business. Named for the Spanish term “high-altitude refuge”, the Padbergs have established three area estate vineyards to draw on from grapes with additional grapes sourced from the Deming area. On the estate, are vines of Riesling, Petit Verdot, Pinot Meunier, as well as some others. The hand built tasting room has been opened since 2003. It is quite spacious, and you will be impressed with the designs and flagstone add-ons. Tasting is done by wine flights with a pick of four from their two-dozen plus list. We started off with the 2021 estate Riesling. It is a nice dry white with good notes of apples and pears plus solid acidity. Next, was the 2021 Pinot Noir. It was an easy drinking dry red with some smoky notes and good berry flavors. The 2020 Nebbiolo is more medium bodied, light red color, and solid tannins. Do check out the 2018 red blend Devino. It’s mix of 40% Refosco, 40% Sangiovese, and 20% Montepulciano. This medium bodied jewel is rich in berry notes and has a smooth finish. Barbera fans rejoice! Their 2020 release is quite fruity, floral, and luscious to enjoy. Syrah fans will be pleased with the 2019 Abbott. With tobacco notes, rich tannins, and mild acids, what’s not there to savor with this one. One of the more unusual reds you should try is the 2020 Refosco. This northern Italian variety seems to have adapted quite well in New Mexico and just might be your next red wine lover craving. There is about 15% of Cabernet Franc in this Refosco vintage and presents itself with big tannins, some currant, and rich berries. Lastly, we got to taste the 2020 Aglianico. This vintage has 10% Syrah, 5% Abbott Syrah, 5% Refosco, and 5% Malbec mixed in which only adds to the aromas and flavors producing floral notes and berries along with earthy undertones and firm tannins. This one could also age quite nicely for the next 10 years. The surrounding views and overview of the estate vineyard will make a great wine pairing for your visit. Enjoy!
Written 26 January 2023
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wow, what an wonderfully in-depth review! Thank you for taking the time to share so much about your tasting and experience with us. May we ask what we could have done better to receive 5 stars?
Written 6 December 2023
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patskar
Media, PA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
BEST winery of the trip! Michele, one of the co-owners of Vivac Winery, lead our tasting and was great! Loved the wines, old world style! Would highly recommend you visit!
Written 23 October 2022
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Yay! We love to hear this! We hope to get to see you again in the near future.
Written 6 December 2023
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Gmebrie3
Nashville, IN81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to this charming winery so much! Delicious wines and a friendly staff paired with a nice charcuterie selection and spectacular views made for a fabulous afternoon.
Written 13 July 2022
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Thank you for spending the afternoon with us!
Written 6 December 2023
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plgetz
Waynesville, MO330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Great wines and great scenery - nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The winery person was very friendly and very knowledgeable about their products. We each described the types of wines we liked and she built our flights based on our likes. Would definitely go back
Written 13 December 2021
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Fantastic! It is so wonderful to hear our staff was able to assist you so that you could enjoy your experience with us to the fullest.
Written 6 December 2023
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Allan S
New York City, NY6,479 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Local winery with dine nice vintages ediecislly Cabernet franc which was excellent. They have a lot of picnic items , pate, , hams , chick stew to make a livrlyvrepast. A great stop on the Dixon Ml tour
Written 7 November 2021
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Thank you for sharing a little about your visit at our place! May we ask what we could have done better to receive 5 stars?
Written 6 December 2023
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JenGreen33
Phoenix, AZ7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We expected this winery to be more of a tourist destination than legitimate winery but we were so wrong! We belong to multiple wine clubs and were shocked and delighted by how good the red wines were here. We did three tastings so that we could try almost all of the reds. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the patio is so relaxing and surrounded by wonderful views of the vineyard and surrounding mountains. We even stopped on our way out to buy additional bottles to bring back to Arizona. I would highly recommend this winery to anyone in the area.
Written 28 August 2021
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This is a truly wonderful review! We love when we surprise people with an experience that blows their minds! Thank you for sharing.
Written 6 December 2023
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Louise M
Castle Rock, CO3,583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We had done tastings at Vivac's tasting room in Santa Fe but this was our first time at the actual winery. The setting is beautiful and service was very accommodating. We had a Living Social coupon that we had a lot of trouble accessing because of the WiFi in the remote location. We got two flights so we could both try a large variety, then a glass each and a bottle of our choice. The wines were all very enjoyable and the table in the shade was comfortable in spite of the heat. The only down side was the two guys that sat at a table near us to have a beer, chain-smoking the entire time. There was not enough distance because we were downwind from them so we were forced to breathe the second hand smoke. That kind of ruins the tasting, but I guess the laws in Santa Fe are the problem.
Written 29 June 2021
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Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to post about your experience. We are happy to see that despite some challenges, you had a wonderful time! We have free WiFi that staff should have alerted you to, that can be so frustrating to try to pull something up on your phone in the hills of Dixon and not be able to. We now have signs posted for the WiFi to avoid this. As to the guys smoking on the patio, what a bummer! We have signs asking people to step into the parking lot, but obviously we needed to be enforcing this a little better at the time of your visit. We apologize for that experience, how awful to try to taste wines like that! We will make sure to stay on top of that better. Thank you again for your visit, we hope to see you again soon!
Written 6 December 2023
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abqsage
Fort Myers, FL1,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We passed by this little winery on the High Road to Taos, and decided to stop. It was just charming! BEcause of covid, they had to serve their wine tasting through a window, but that didn't diminish the experience. Katie, our server, was warm, upbeat and very helpful, and she prepared a lovely flight of wines for us to try. Sitting in their patio surrounded by beautiful hills, vineyards and nice breezes was really relaxing, and it made us enjoy their wines even more. A really nice experience to recommend to other travellers through Dixon, NM
Written 13 May 2021
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Cheers! We are so glad that even with covid alterations to our service, you were able to still feel the love in our wines and enjoy the experience.
Written 6 December 2023
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