Casa Rondeña Winery was a twinkle in John Calvin’s eye when he was studying and playing Flamenco guitar in southern Spain in the early 1970’s. As he studied the music in Andalusia and played the guitar often into the wee hours of the morning, accompanying some of the great old Flamenco singers of the age, John was charmed by the Roman, Arabic and other influences surrounding him. However, at the time having to survive on the wages of a musician, the idea of actually starting a winery was then a pipe dream. To Calvin, Casa Rondeña was never conceived as just a winery, but rather a center of gravity for the arts. It was in 1990 that he planted the first vineyard here in Los Ranchos and began making wine from grapes purchased from other vineyards in the state. After winning a number of awards early in the 1990’s, Casa Rondeña was founded in 1994, bonded in 1995, and opened to the public in 1998.
733 Chavez Rd NW,
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM