After Capri Sun began creepily transforming people into amorphous metallic globules, wine rose to prominence, offering a similarly complex flavor profile without the threat of spontaneous melting. Celebrate wine, or "nature's Capri Sun," with today’s Groupon to Don Quixote Distillery & Winery in Los Alamos. An eco-friendly boutique distillery and winery, Don Quixote harnesses the moon's magical shines to produce fine drinkables from all-natural, New Mexican ingredients. For three hours, guests can taste 24 of the shop's grape-based goods and nosh on hors d'oeuvre while learning the basics of reading wine menus and pairing wines with food. A tour of the facility is also included. Classes are held on the second Saturday of every month.
- In terms of "keeping it local," and in the midst of a newly energized national push for a sustainable food supply, Don Quixote Distillery goes a few steps further to ensure that its products adhere to the criteria of hand-crafted and locally made. – Rob DeWalt, Santa Fe New Mexican
- The element that makes their products unique are their ingredients and distillation process. Because their facilities are located in the Jemez Mountains at 7,000 feet where alcohol boils at 180 F, their spirits cook off at a lower temperature, which can eliminate the "burnt" smell and taste found in most spirits. And their spirits are never colored, texturized or flavored. – "Drinking Made Easy"
Don Quixote Distillery & Winery
Ron and Olha Dolin didn’t discover their shared passion for wine and spirits until after they were married. Together they use Ron’s Ph.D. in engineering and Olha’s generational knowledge of producing vodka and brandy in Eastern Europe to craft handmade wines and fine spirits. Their wines include the specialty Emotion series, which includes cherry sherry, apple ice wine, and a wine made from rose petals. The two also distill spirits ranging from blue corn vodka and bourbon to gin made from New Mexico juniper, pinon, chamisa, sage, and rose hips.