Albuquerque Wine Festival to draw in tourists, boost economy

Posted at: 05/24/2013 7:04 PM
Updated at: 05/24/2013 9:41 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Where there is wine, there is usually a celebration. And, New Mexico
wine makers have a lot to celebrate.

The Albuquerque Wine Festival this weekend will bring together vineyards that are part of a $60 million industry in the Land of Enchantment.

Organizers say the festival is expected to bring in around $750,000. And, the impact on surrounding businesses and increase in tourists could mean more than $1.5 million in revenue - money that will stay in New Mexico.

The festival starts Saturday at noon and goes through Monday.

Twenty-two New Mexico wineries will in attendance.