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February Lecture: New Mexico’s Winemaking History
February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm presents Dr. Armin Rembe Lecture Series at La Quinta
Introducing the Dr. Armin Rembe Lecture Series at La Quinta, occurring monthly. Named in honor of Dr. Rembe, who passed away this spring, and inspired by his love of Los Poblanos, his curiosity, intelligence and community relations, this series aims to celebrate his legacy by promoting stimulating conversations rooted in the core values and mission of Los Poblanos. The lecture series is also a nod to the rich history of La Quinta Cultural Center of the 1930s and 1940s, when the Simms family held lectures and events that promoted the arts. As we work to preserve La Quinta as an important architectural landmark, we also aim to emulate its dynamic programming through our own curated events and experiences. Join us for a culturally rich day at La Quinta by joining us for afternoon tea before the evening lecture.
Join Los Poblanos Director of Wine and Spirits, and Certified Sommelier, Dylan Storment to learn all about the rich history of New Mexican winemaking. Our home state has been producing wine since 1629, which is over 130 years before the first established California vineyards, Franciscan monks were the first to plant grapevines in the Rio Grande Valley just south of Albuquerque. In the late 1800s, New Mexico was flourishing with grapevines and was on its way to becoming a successful wine region until prohibition and devastating weather ravaged the burgeoning enterprise. The industry began to revive itself in the 1970s, and today the state is home to the three blossoming AVA regions. Lecture guests will have the chance to purchase tastings of exemplary New Mexican wines that bring Dylan’s talk to life that evening.
Please plan to arrive at La Quinta 15-30 minutes before the start of the lecture to check in. Light beverage offerings will be available for purchase.