The actually true start was just a couple miles up the road in a little town called La Union. Home to the La Vina Winery which claims to be New Mexicoâ€™s oldest winery, maybe, though they do make some tasty wine just the same. If you were to follow the valley road to Las Cruses you will find there are a few good wineryâ€™s along your travels.
A few words on La Union â€“ La Union is home to around 300 residents, La Union, New Mexico boasts a history and culture as lavish as that of a major city. Two early Mexican settlements in the 1800's combined to form "La Union". These settlements were "Los Ojitos" and "Los Amoles". Everyone suffered from periodic flooding of the Rio Grande River washing out home and crops. Therefore, they moved to higher ground. Today locals are aware of both "new" and "old" La Union. The "new" community is "La Union Nueva", along NM Highway 28, and the "old" is "La Union Vieja", west along NM Highway 182.
Oh on a side note - La Union is known for some great annual events that draw hundreds of visitors to its quaint streets each year.
Ridin' into town alone
By the light of the mourning sun
I'm looking for some ol Eye Candy and maybe a little wine
That's when I caught a glimpse
She turned to give me a wink
That make a grown man cry
I'm back in the saddle again