Gruet Winery

Gruet Winery, Albuquerque: Hours, Address, Gruet Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Gruet Winery
4.5
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Mbselg
El Granada, CA9 contributions
Did a tasting at Gruet this Monday. Highly recommend the experience if you like sparkling wine. They offer four different tasting flights and they are very helpful explaining the difference among them. Tasting was $16 for four pours but the server was very generous in adding two other types of champagne/sparkling wine.
Written May 19, 2022
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Steve W
2 contributions
Couples
For sparkling and still wine lovers, when in Albuquerque NM, a visit to Gruet Winery is highly recommended. Contemporary and relaxed venue, award winning wines and tasty cheese and specialty food offerings (i.e., the green chili jelly). Convenient location right off the freeway.
Written July 28, 2021
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Fatz7
Fairfield, CT9 contributions
Stopped at the tasting room on our way in from the airport- what an experience. The staff is friendly and helpful. Special shout out to Aja, who was personable and full of information about the wines. The flights are just the right size and the atmosphere very comfy. Most important of all, the selection of sparklers was delicious. Easy off/ on highway.
A must try if visiting .
Written May 19, 2022
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Judy M
New Mexico2 contributions
Gruet makes some seriously high quality bubbly without the massive pride tag. My husband and I drink the sauvage rose and it’s one of my favorite sparkling wines I’ve ever had. The staff is always very friendly at the freeway location. I can’t wait until Covid is over so we can do tastings again! Lovely place. Highly recommend if you are in the area
Written October 8, 2020
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ACALIFNative
San Francisco Bay Area327 contributions
You should visit this winery if you love sparkling wine (champagne). Their still wines are not bad, but extremely overpriced. The tasting room is quaint, but their servers are the WORST!!!. I gave this winery a 3 star only for the sparkling wine. Their staff have no personality, no desire to make the customer happy to be there. They can tell you very little about the wine by responding in a recorded voice and no facial expressions. Unfortunately for them I am in the same business and I would never make the customer feel like they were bothering the help or not make for a fun atmosphere. These people are dull and uncaring. Sorry Gruet, but get some people in your tasting room that are happy a customer came to visit. You can buy the wine at your local supermarket, so you do not have to visit the winery and ask why did I come here in the first place.
Written August 26, 2009
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roccgirl
Houston, TX50 contributions
After reading the comments, mostly negative, about the Gruet Winery tour, we decided to form our own opinion. On Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, we stopped in to take the tour. After a few moments in the gift shop/tasting room, a young woman stepped out to greet us. When we asked her about the tour, she said there was no tour because someone had called in sick and she was the only person available. She did offer to do a tasting but her body language showed she really wasn't interested. Because the music was playing very loudly and she was difficult to understand, one of group members asked her to turn the music down so that she could hear and the hostess got disgusted. She did turn down the music but by that time, we were all pretty disqusted with her unfriendly attitude and we decided to not taste the wine. Also, this winery is not like the wineries in Napa Valley. There are no vineyards. It is only a small production company nestled along I-25 next to all the other businesses. I would not recomment wasting your time.
Written September 8, 2010
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Bob and Carole H
Pagosa Springs, CO206 contributions
Friends
This winery was the location of a 70th birthday celebration last Saturday evening, and we as guests thought everything was as perfect as it could possibly be.

Our group of 60+ used both of the party rooms, with the traffic flowing smoothly back and forth throughout the evening. The tasting room was set up with an expansive, attractively presented buffet beautifully managed by Jason. Each of the delicious offerings was clearly labeled, a real benefit for gluten-free and vegetarian guests and those not so enamored with New Mexico's hot chiles. In the barrel room, Kendra and James were hospitable and knowledgeable bartenders not only for Gruet's many enjoyable wines but also for offerings from other wineries. In this room we also enjoyed music for dancing from the remarkable Durango, CO-based singer-songwriter Tim Sullivan, hired for this special occasion by the hosts.

We are grateful to have been invited to such an elegant and fun event, and we highly recommend this winery to you if you are looking for a party venue you and your guests will remember for a very long time.
Written February 27, 2018
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SCRoumell
El Paso, TX36 contributions
I saw a terrible review of this winery from two years ago on Google. Apparently, this establishment has stepped up their game. One of the complaints on that dated review was that the guy waited for quite some time before anyone showed up to greet them. The front tasting area was not manned when we arrived so, like an adult, I went right to the office and let someone know they had customers. After that, the staff member that assisted us was very friendly, intelligent and not hard on the eyes at all. She knew about the wines and led us through a wine-tasting that was very satisfying. They specialize in sparkling wines...and they were indeed very good. We ended up purchasing one sparkling and one regular bottle of wine. For our efforts we were also awarded with our wine glasses as gifts.
Written January 19, 2012
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lamark7311
San Diego, CA4 contributions
I wish I had read the earlier reviews about this tasting room. I had a similar bad experience on October 9, 2010. We arrived after 2 pm, the small bar was full (about 10 people), so we looked at the items for sale and then had a seat at one of the side tables. 3 were occupied. The guy pouring did not acknowledge that we walked in. After a while, a couple at a nearby table left in a huff after no one served them. A woman who must have been giving a tour or something came out and finally gave us the list of wines to taste. I checked my watch: 2:27 pm. Long story short: Another group of 5-6 walked in and out after being ignored. We walked out at 3:40pm after only having 4 of the 5 wines we wanted to try. It took so long between pours that I had time to closely examine the family photos on the wall to figure out if the pourers were Gruet grandchildren, because surely that's the only reason such incompetent people are allowed to work that tasting room. I've been in hundreds of tasting rooms and the lack of hospitality at Gruet is inexplicable.
Written October 22, 2010
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Jenna G
Fort Walton Beach, FL64 contributions
My husband and I arrived at 2:00 on a Saturday. We were hoping to go on a tour and do the tasting. We walked in and no one greeted us. There were not any visitors in the tasting room, just one employee. I made eye contact with her and then she looked away. So I said "hi" and she said "hi" back and looked away. So I said we were interested in a tasting and tour. She said that they only do tours with four or more and to wait around to see if someone else walks in. She didn't offer to do the tasting after that. So we walked around and looked at the overpriced merchandise. I turned to my husband and said I wasn't getting a good vibe so we left. Which is unfortunate since I heard from others Gruet is the only decent New Mexican wine. And I wasn't suprised to hear that other people found the staff unfriendly. Perhaps the empty tasting room at 2pm on a Saturday could be explained by the staff.
Written January 7, 2010
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Gruet Winery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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