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Vineyard Tours and Pruning Demo Scheduled for Jan. 27

LAS CRUCES -- Local grape and wine lovers are invited to tour two Las Cruces vineyards and learn more about pruning Jan. 27.

The event, sponsored by New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service and the Southern Chapter of New Mexico's Vine and Wine Society, will begin at 9 a.m. at Tom Bahr's vineyard at 3135 Southwind Road. At approximately 11 a.m., the group will move to Bill Gorman's vineyard at 1825 Imperial Ridge.

Speakers from NMSU and the University of California-Davis will discuss pruning methods and vineyard management strategies.

At noon, guests will be treated to a wine-tasting session. Those who make their own wine are invited to bring a sample for tasting and evaluation.

For more information or directions to the vineyards, contact Esteban Herrera at 646-2921.