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La Chiripada Winery

NM-75, Dixon, NM, United States
Region: Northern New Mexico 5055794437 http://lachiripada.com/
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  • Year Established:
    1981
  • Winery Contact:
    Amanda Fox
  • Winemaker:
    Josh Johnson

About our winery:

La Chiripada means a "stroke of luck" or a "lucky fluke". Our wine and legacy have been nothing short of serendipitous and we hear it brings luck to our customers too! The Winery & Vineyard are tucked away in the lovely Embudo Valley of Northern New Mexico. Owned and operated by the Johnson family, La Chiripada has been creating award-winning wines for over 30 years and is New Mexico's oldest continuously owned winery!


Three things to love about us:

New Mexico has the longest wine making legacy of any other US State. Half of our fruit comes from our Embudo Valley vineyard and the other half comes from the Mimbres Valley in the Southern part of the state. Warm days, cool nights together with rich, sandy loam soil help us create our signature wines of depth, character, and balance. Our grapes are pesticide free and our wine is prepared with absolutely minimum sulfites. Try our wine and taste and experience the difference!


What makes us unique:

When brothers Pat and Michael Johnson first planted our vines in 1977, they were pioneers in wine making in the area. These two are still apart of every process and the wine making has been passed down to Pat's son, Joshua Johnson. With the benefit of experience and longevity, New Mexico's oldest winery continues to produces the finest of wines.


Our awards:

Our wines have consistently won local, national, and international acclaim. Here is a list of only our most recent awards.

La Chiripada's Award Winning Wines
Red Wines
Winemaker's Select Red '12
Silver Medal - 2015 Finger Lakes International
Silver Medal - 2015 NM State Fair

Dolcetto '12
Bronze Medal - 2015 Finger Lakes International
Bronze Medal - 2015 NM State Fair

Petite Sirah '11
Silver Medal - 2015 Finger Lakes International
Bronze Medal - 2015 NM State Fair

Rio Embudo Red '14
Silver Medal - NM State Fair

NM Port '12
Silver Medal - 2015 NM State Fair

Cabernet Reserve '12
Gold Medal - Best of Show - 2015 NM State Fair



White Wines
Viognier ‘14
Silver Medal – 2015 Finger Lakes International

Winemakers’ Select White ‘14
Bronze Medal –2015 Finger Lakes International

Special Reserve Riesling '14
Bronze Medal - 2015 Finger Lakes International
Bronze Medal - 2015 NM State Fair

Primavera '14
Silver Medal - 2015 NM State Fair

Chardonnay '14
Bronze Medal - 2015 NM State Fair


  Days and hours open

Mon11:00 AM5:00 PM
Tue11:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM5:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM5:00 PM

Additional Hours:

Hours Expand May-September Open 10-6 Mon-Sat 12-6 Sundays

Tasting Policy:

Holiday Special! 10% Off 6 Bottles 20% off 12 Bottles


  • Casual
  • Good For Groups
  • Hidden Gem
  • Rustic
  • Family Run
  • Good for Kids
  • Informative/Educational
  • Small & Quaint
  • Muscat
  • Sustainable
  • Viognier
  • Rose
  • Riesling
  • Tempranillo
  • Moscato
  • Shiraz
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Port
  • Aglianico
  • Natural
  • Petite Sirah
  • Bordeaux
  • Late Harvest
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sangiovese
  • Pinot Gris
  • White Zinfandel
  • Dolcetto
  • Syrah
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Merlot
  • Blends
  • Nebbiolo
  • Seyval Blanc
  • Vidal Blanc
  • Baco Noir
  • Ruby Cabernet
  • Leon Millot
  • Sustainable
  • Tours
  • Gardens
  • Art/Historical Gallery
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wine Club
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • WiFi
  • Limo Friendly

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