Businesses of ABQ is a series presented by Visit Albuquerque and local photographer Ryan Flanagan. The intent of the series is to shine a spotlight on small local businesses throughout Albuquerque, and highlight the resilience of our local business community during a global pandemic. 

An Interview With the Creators of VARA Wines + Distillery 

Vara Wines + Distillery is an international family of wines and spirits that are celebrated or focused around Spain’s dynamically interested position of growth in the New World. Co-founders Doug Diefenthaler and Xavier Zamarripa regularly travel to Spain and are committed to growing or locating the best fruit for their Spanish wines.