Vivac Winery

(505) 579-4441 86 New Mexico
Dixon, NM 87527
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Vivác Winery is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg. In November of 1998 they embarked on a new mission "To make the best wine possible and have a good time doing it!" Inspired by the lifestyle of the people throughout France and Italy; the dance between art and science, the wine world drew them in instantaneously. The brothers began reading every publication they could find about grapes, winemaking, and the world of wine. Taking in by other local winemakers, they were taught about the wine business in general and more specifically the wine business in Northern New Mexico: "At every turn people were there to help us out". Working with University of California at Davis, the brothers gained credits and knowledge, both continue the pursuit every day. Chris, Jesse and wife Michele all completed a certified wine sommelier course through the International Wine Guild in Denver, Colorado. Jesse and Michele completed their 2nd level wine sommelier exam and are Certified Executive Sommeliers now working Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Vivac Winery Nebbiolo 2006


    Ruby red, earthy and well structured. Read More

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