Saturday Aug 10, 2019
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Explore the rich history of food and wine in NM with Little Dirt Farms’ Rachel Hillier. Learn about prohibition and how locals made wine.
Second Saturdays at Casa San Ysidro are free events that explore themes of community, creativity, tradition and innovation. Events include talks, demonstrations and hands-on experiences as well as self-guided tours of the property.
New Mexican food and beverage is blend of old world Spanish staples mingled with Pueblo cuisine. This unique combination of food is not only delicious but has a rich history developed over 400 years. New Mexican food was developed in fairly isolated circumstances, which has allowed it to maintain its indigenous, Spanish, and Mexican identity. With its development furthered from Western saloons during the territorial period, and after statehood, Route 66’s iconic American diners.
When the Spanish settled in the fertile valleys of the upper Rio Grande, Franciscan monks brought wine. The history of wine making in New Mexico began in 1692 with the importation of vines, in direct violation of Spanish law. As a way to protect the Andalusian farmers market and wine trade, grapes were prohibited to grow in the New World. As wine was an important part of Catholic faith, the Church chose to ignore this ban.
Join us as we explore the rich history of food and wine in New Mexico with Little Dirt Farms’ Rachel Hillier. Learn about prohibition and how local’s made wine. The Corrales Bike and Wine Tour will run throughout the day. The tour is an 11 mile bike ride will take you along some of the most beautiful scenery that the Village of Corrales has to offer.