Los Alamos residents and visitors will soon be able to while away an afternoon sipping wine and nibbling on tapas or chocolate at The Wine Room in Central Park Square.
Three New Mexico wineries are partners in the venture: Black’s Smuggler Winery in Bosque, Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas and Vivác Winery in Dixon.
Black’s Smuggler is owned by Tony Black, Anasazi Fields by Jim Fish, and Vivác by brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg and their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively.
The owners were three of five wineries that responded to a letter issued by the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, seeking those interested in participating in a joint venture.
Black said the synergy between the three companies bodes well for the venture.
“I think we have a very, very cohesive group. I would say that when all three of you are working together toward the same goal, it works very, very well,” Black said. “We’ve come to consensus on a lot of items very quickly.”