Corrales Historical Society Speaker Series invites you to attend:
Henry Street, co-owner of Ponderosa Vineyards and Winery,
will speak on Winemaking in New Mexico – 382 Years!
Thursday, April 7th @ 7:00pm
Old San Ysidro Church @ 966 Old Church Road
Event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.
Everyone knows about California wines. But do you know...
• How many years before grapevines were planted in California were vineyards established in New Mexico?
• Where would one find well established vineyards in the Southwest in 1800?
• What was the only revenue producing product in our state in 1812?
On Thursday, April 7th at 7:00 pm at the Old San Ysidro Church come learn the answers to these questions and hear the fascinating story of vineyards and winemaking in New Mexico. Henry Street, co-owner of Ponderosa Vineyards and Winery, will speak on Winemaking in New Mexico – 382 Years! He will share his vast knowledge and stories of New Mexico’s winemaking industry from its inception to today.
Jim Hammond of Corrales, known as the Southwestern Wine Guy, describes Henry Street as one of New Mexico’s top winemakers and one of its best spokespersons. Henry came to New Mexico in 1963 having been recruited from Georgia Tech by Sandia National Laboratories. While working as an engineer at Sandia for 30 years, Henry and his wife, Mary, started planting grapes in Ponderosa, New Mexico. Their vineyards grew to be the largest Riesling Vineyards in New Mexico and soon they were selling their grapes to wineries in New Mexico. In 1993, after studying winemaking at the University of California Davis they opened Ponderosa Valley Winery where they have produced a number of national award-winning wines.