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Vara is open during normal business hours for any pick up orders that have been made and we are taking calls for pick ups. We are shipping any online orders.

You can always enjoy Vara at home. Our spirits, wines and food are available for take-out.

We appreciate your continued support.

Our new To Go Menu offerings are already receiving great reviews.

 

Wine & Spirits Retail Room
Monday — Saturday  10am — 6pm

Dining (heated patio) & Take Out
Wednesday — Friday  4pm — 8pm
Saturday 12pm — 8pm


Please make a reservation.

View Our 2021 Holiday Hours

Follow us on social media with updates and offerings. We appreciate your continued support.

 

VARA SPIRITS
AVAILABLE DAILY

 

SpiritsGlass / Bottle

Fine Alembic Brandy8 / 32
Solera Reserva Lot #0120

Fine Spanish Brandy9 / 40
Solera Reserva Lot #0819

Paso Uno 1 LITER8 / 39
Artisanal Immature Brandy

High Desert Gin9 / 36
High Desert Gin 1 LITER45

Rum Blanco8 / 35
Rum Blanco 1 LITER44

Rum Añejo9 / 38

Taylor Garrett Whiskey10 / 53

Taylor Garrett Rye10 / 53

Taylor Garrett Rum Rye10 / 53

Taylor Garrett Sherry 12 / 72
Cask Finish

 

Spirit Flights

includes ½ oz of each spirit

The Angel's Share12

High Desert Gin
Fine Alembic Brandy
Rum Añejo
Taylor Garrett Whiskey

Find Your Own Wings12

Select any four of our spirits to create your own flight

 

Cocktails

Apple Daiquiri10

Vara Rum Blanco, lime, apple cider syrup

Cucumber Gimlet11

Vara High Desert Gin, cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup, soda

Don't Be So Chai12

Vara Rum Añejo, Chai syrup, lemon juice, mole bitters

Final Approach11

Taylor Garrett Whiskey, rosemary syrup, lemon, lime

First Class Old Fashioned13

Taylor Garrett Whiskey, bitters, orange bitters, demerara syrup, brandied cherry

Negroni Blanco13

Vara High Desert Gin, Vara Vermut Seco, Vara Vermut Dulce, Vara Orange Liqueur, bitters

Perfect Rye Manhattan13

Taylor Garrett Rye, Vara Vermut Dulce, Vara Vermut Seco, bitters, brandied cherry

The Pink Drink Effect11

Paso Uno, hibiscus-blood orange syrup, lemon

Tropical Heat11

Serrano-infused Vara Rum Blanco, pineapple, lime, simple syrup, bitters

Vara-Tini12

Vara High Desert Gin, Vara Vermut Seco, lemon twist

Vara Brandy Sidecar12

Vara Spanish Brandy, Vara Orange Liqueur, lemon, simple syrup, light rimmer of sugar, cinnamon and cayenne

Spanish 7512

Vara High Desert Gin, lemon, simple syrup, Vara Silverhead Brut Cava

Winter is Coming12

Taylor Garrett Rye, chai syrup, mole bitters, orange peel and cinnamon stick

 

 

VARA WINES
AVAILABLE DAILY
 

WinesGlass / Bottle

Apertif

VIÑA CARDINAL – NM12 / 32
Vermut Seco8 / 20
Vermut Seco 375 ML13
Vermut Dulce8 / 20
Vermut Dulce 375 ML13
Vermut Añejo Dulce10 / 26
Vermut Añejo Dulce 375 ML17

Red

Garnacha 2019 Esp9 / 20
Cariñena 2019 ESP14 / 34
Tempranillo 2019 ESP9 / 20
Garnacha 2019 ESP Lot #032114 / 34
Monastrell 2018 USA12 / 30
Garnacha Reserva 2018 ESP46

Rosado

Garnacha Rosado 2019 Esp9 / 20

Sparkling

Silverhead Brut Cava Esp9 / 20
Silverhead Brut Cava Esp 375 ML13
Silverhead Brut Reserva Esp10 / 23
Silverhead Brut Rosado Esp10 / 23

White

Viura 2019 Esp9 / 20
Albariño 2020 USA12 / 30
Malvasia 2020 ESP13 / 32

Dessert

Dorado 2017 USA100

Sangria

Sangria

Sangria Tinto 1.75 LITER9 / 49

 

Wine Cocktails

Silverhead Escape9

Silverhead Brut Cava, ginger, lime, jalapeño

Silverhead Kir Royal9

Silverhead Brut Cava, pomegranate, raspberry

Sweet & Seco9

Vermut Dulce, Vermut Seco, orange twist

Vara Spritz10

Vermut Seco, Vermut Dulce, Silverhead Brut Cava, lemon twist

Wine Flights

includes 2 oz of each wine

Vara Wine Flight #0012

Select any four wines

Vara Wine Flight #0112

Silverhead Brut Cava
Silverhead Brut Rosado
Silverhead Brut Reserva Cava
Viña Cardinal – NM

Vara Wine Flight #0212

Viura 2019
Garnacha Rosado 2019
Garnacha 2019 ESP
Tempranillo 2019 ESP

Vara Wine Flight #0312

Garnacha 2019 Esp
Cariñena 2019 ESP
Tempranillo 2019 ESP
Monastrell 2018 USA

 

Beers

Featured New Mexico Beers6

ON TAP selections vary

dining menu


 

VARA DINING
AVAILABLE DAILY

tapas frias


Popcorn

Truffle Oil, Sea Salt, Shaved Manchego, Thyme

4.5

 

Jamón Wrapped Dates

Ricotta, Balsamic-Black Garlic Reduction, Winter Herbs

7

 

Pan Con Tomate

M'tucchi's Ciabatta, Garlic Confit, Tomato

8

 

Piquillo Pepper Confit

Goat Cheese, Toasted M'tucci's Bread

11

 

Baby Red Romaine Salad

Pickled Persimmon, Toasted Marcona Almonds, Goat Cheese, Sheery Vinaigrette

10

 

Tapas Platter

Rotating Selection of Meat and Cheese, Marcona Almonds, Pistachios, Olives, Toasted M'tucci's Bread

20

 

tapas calientes


Salmorejo

Spanish-Style Tomato Soup
Fermented Basil, Garlic Oil, M'tucci's Ciabatta

6.5

 

Papas Bravas

Spicy Fried Potatoes, Crisp Chorizo, Garlic Aioli, Rosemary

6.5

Add Fried Egg +1.50

 

Fried BrusselS Sprouts

Sherry Vinegar, Salsa Balsamica

8

Add Chorizo +1

 

Fried Green Chile Bombas

Bomba Rice, Shrimp, Chorizo, Green Chile Saffron Aioli

9

 

Lamb Merguez Sausage

Brandy Mustard, Pickled Red Onion, Cranberry Mostarda

12

 

Albondigas

Certified Angus Beef and Pork Meatballs, Manchego Cheese, Spicy Heirloom, Tomato Ragout

11

 

Chicken Empanadas

Poblano Peperonata, Escabeche Salad

13

 

Vara Paella

Saffron Bomba Rice, Chicken, Chorizo, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, Saffron Aioli

40

 

 

postre


Crema Catalana

Blackberry, Mint

7

 

Spanish Coffee Cake

Chocolate Espresso Beans, Cinnamon Crema

9

 


Tables are reserved for two hours.
At this time we are unable to split checks for parties of six or more. Thank you for your understanding.

Consuming raw or undercooked meets, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of food borne illness

VARA WINERY & DISTILLERY

315 Alameda Blvd. NE.  Albuquerque, NM 87113
505.898.6280

reservations recommended