PORTALES, NM – September 23, 2022 – Eastern New Mexico University and New Mexico-based, Enchantment Vineyards announced today the creation of the Eastern Sunset wine, a dry red wine. The product is available at enmu.edu/EasternSunset.
This dry red wine is a bigbold blend of carefully curated wines grown right here in Portales, New Mexico. It is a beautiful deep garnet color and boasts flavors of dark cherry, raspberry jam, and smoked plum with a subtle earthiness and hints of black pepper and chile. It is best paired with a dish equally bold, like the perfect steak
The Eastern Sunset dry red wine was chosen by a group of ENMU stakeholders who sampled over a dozen different wine varieties at Enchantment Vineyards. Revenues generated from the sales of Eastern Sunset wine will support scholarships for students at Eastern New Mexico University.
"There is no better way to conclude a day than with a New Mexico evening sky and Eastern Sunset," said ENMU President Patrice Caldwell. "Classy and elegant, this wine enhances a good meal and good conversation. Best of all, it's grown and crafted locally by our friends at Enchantment Vineyards. We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with these great friends of the University."
The red wine label prominently features the New Mexico red twilight sky behind ENMU's most iconic building, the Administration Building. ENMU alumnus and current Coordinator of Creative Services Bryan Hahn created the label design.
"ENMU is not only our alma mater but also the lifeblood of our community." said Megan Hamilton, owner of Enchantment Vineyards. "To have the opportunity to share our dream and passion with the University we love feels truly rewarding. We hope you all enjoy this wine as much as we do-while together we celebrate the success of the University as well as a great cause. Cheers to Eastern New Mexico University!"
As part of ENMU Homecoming week, ENMU will be hosting a free event at Enchantment Vineyards in Portales, NM on Friday, Sept. 30 from 8 to 10 p.m. for alumni and friends of ENMU to come and taste this new wine.
As part of this event, ENMU is welcoming back The Hamiltons to Portales. The husband-and-wife duo from Ruidoso, New Mexico, will perform live at Enchantment Vineyards from 8 to 10 p.m. Texas singer-songwriters Phil Hamilton and Erica Perry perform a blues-soul-country mix known for their powerful vocals and strong stage presence.
In the last year, ENMU has worked with New Mexico-based companies Red Rock Roasters to release Greyhound Grind Coffee, Taco Box to release Silver Dawg Salsa, Snugglecubs Cookies to release the ENMU Victory Cookie, Heart of the Desert to release ENMU Greyhound Crunch Pistachio Carmel Popcorn and ENMU Enchanted Garlic and Green Chile Pistachios and Lescombes Family Vineyard to release Eastern Sunrise White Wine. Eastern Sunset dry red wine joins these products in helping to support scholarships at Eastern New Mexico University
To support scholarships at Eastern New Mexico University, visit enmu.edu/EasternSunset.
About Enchantment Vineyards: Enchantment Vineyards, located in Portales, New Mexico, prides itself on New Mexico wines. Enchantment Vineyards wines are made in the Land of Enchantment and celebrate our state's rich history and diverse cultures. Enchantment Vineyards offer over 15 varieties of wine, with shipping to most of the United States. Enchantment Vineyards wines are inspired by the spirit of New Mexico.
About Eastern New Mexico University:
For 88 years, ENMU has prepared students for careers and advanced study. ENMU is an institution of higher learning that believes every person matters and has the potential to become more than they were yesterday. Our mission combines an engaging learning environment with current technology to provide a rich educational experience. ENMU serves students of traditional-age, adult learners and organizations through undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is where tradition meets affordable tuition and flexibility meets fulfillment.
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