Much to see in Mesilla

With art, wineries, and markets, a tiny New Mexico town now has more than history

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  • Enjoy stiff [SPECIAL_CHAR {151}] and colorful [SPECIAL_CHAR {151}] cocktails at the Double Eagle Restaurant where gilded mirrors and crystal chandeliers reflect the building's 1840s origins.

    Colorful cocktails

    Noah Webb

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La Viña Winery. One of several wineries along the 28-mile, pecan farm-lined Don Juan de Oñate Trail. Pull into La Viña for tasting ($3) ― and a grape stomp at the winery's Harvest Festival, Oct 21-22 ($10). 4201 S. State 28, La Union, NM; 505/882-7632;

Zin Valle Vineyards. Sip the signature Zinfandel among rows of grapevines. 7315 State 28, Canutillo, TX; or 915/877-4544.


Meson de Mesilla. Enjoy a view of the Organ Mountains, in-room kiva fireplaces, outdoor swimming pool, and a gourmet breakfast in the atrium at the Meson de Mesilla (from $65; 800/732-6025) ― a 15-room boutique hotel in historic Mesilla.


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