Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day of the year to show your significant other just how special they are to you. Of course, it is not reserved only for Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas on how to make valentine’s day, date-night, anniversary, or any other day that much more romantic for you and your loved one.
If you’re just not the romantic type, or you just need some new ideas on how to impress and surprise your loved one. Here are some sure-fire ways to get their attention and leave them feeling loved and pampered for Valentine’s Day, anniversary, birthday, or any other day just because!
Romantic Idea #1. Play Cupid!
Wine, chocolates, and exquisite treats are sure to make your sweetheart weak in the knees. We have just the perfect solution that is well-made and easy-to-order. You choose their favorite wine, and we’ll get it shipped to you, or straight to their door. Be sure to order before February 7th to ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day. Click here to order online or call our gift basket experts at 575-546-1179.
Romantic Idea #2. Plan a Romantic Dinner Together!
Perhaps the most traditional and obvious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is the romantic dinner for two. Sure, cooking for your loved one is the perfect way to show that you care, but allowing someone else to do the cooking gives you time to focus on each other. The cozy atmosphere, special Valentine’s Day four-course dinner, and glass of our vibrant Rosé or celebratory bubbly wines are sure to make it an unforgettable day for you and your Valentine. For details on the celebration, click here.
Of course, we offer the romantic-vibe and great food and service all year round with our wonderful appetizers, delicious entrees, delectably unique desserts, and local wine and craft beer.
Romantic Idea #3. Sweet Treats for your Sweetie!
The best times can often be had to relax at home together. After all, it’s so easy to curl up together on the couch and watch a movie. Take the usual wine or dessert a step further by combining the two into a romantic treat that is as special as your significant other. This easy Imperial Kir Raspberry Sorbet Float recipe is sure to make the special day even sweeter, valentine’s day, or any day. Click here for step by step instructions.
DEMING – Rain or shine, Deming Animal Guardians held another successful Yappy Hour fundraiser hosted by St. Clair Winery in Deming this past weekend. Rain didn’t end up being a problem since St. Clair Winery offered its indoor tasting and event center.
“There was a little indoor dancing, pledging and shopping and a little outdoor visiting and tasting happening. It worked out perfectly.” says event coordinator Debbie Troyer.
The event brought in just under $1,400 to help support DAG’s no-kill rescues and spay/neuter programs. Money was raised through pledges taken in a contest that bid Crystal Pena of HELP-NM against Will Jansen of Mimbres Hospital. Each competed for a $100 prize to be given to their charity of choice. Congratulations to the winner, Crystal Pena, for playing along in her kitty costume and raising funds for Luna County’s Early Childhood Coalition.
St. Clair Winery donated use of their spacious indoor special event center as well as $1 for every glass of wine/beer sold, vendors sold beautiful oil and acrylic paintings, hand cut stone jewelry, candles and engravings. Faces were decorated by Megan Lemcke, dancing was provided by EnJ Entertainment and everyone was entertained by the always fun MC Greg Morrow. Belle Pacheco gave away $200 GoodLife VIP gift cards.
“It’s not easy to bring these events together, but the support from our community and volunteers always amazes me. We have a great time at our fundraisers,” Troyer said.
DAG invites you to follow them on Facebook to keep up on all the upcoming and fun events. Next up, “Bowling for Fur-Balls” on August 12 at the Starmax Bowling Center, 333 N. Country Club Road. This will be a No-Tap Tournament for all ages. There will be a Blu-Ray DVD Player raffle, door prizes, music and handmade awards.
For more information, please contact DAG at 575-544-2209
(DEMING, NM) – St. Clair Winery of Deming is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Winefest, benefiting Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County, Inc. Festivities will begin on Saturday, October 1st from 12:00-7:00pm and continue on Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00-6:00pm. Enjoy a selection of food vendors on-site as well as arts & crafts vendors, live music, a silent auction, tours, fun activities for the kids and a wide selection of wines for sipping and sampling. Admission at the gate is $5 and includes a complimentary wine glass and tasting tickets. Free admission is offered to all active-duty military and law enforcement.
St Clair will donate all proceeds from admission, ribbon sales, vendor fees and silent auction to the local non-profit, Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County, Inc. for the sixth year in a row. Last year’s donation was just over $3,300, which helped offset the cost of travel for many local cancer patients who often attend treatments many miles away.
“We’ve seen an increase each year in the donation amount, and we’re always happy the community is willing to come together to help support this great cause,” said Lora Robinson, Tasting Room Manager.
While on-site, take advantage of a winery tour for a behind-the-scenes look at the largest, most award-winning winery in New Mexico. There will be 3 exclusive VIP tours ($15 per person or $25 per couple) as well as a free basic tour. The all-inclusive VIP tours will be held at 12:30, 2:00 and 5:00 pm with a winery tour, a complimentary commemorative glass, and will finish with a coveted four-barrel wine tasting. VIP tours are limited to only 15 people, so make your reservation today. The basic winery tour will be given to the first 20 people at 3:30 pm each day.
Following on from the tour and the festival, guests may feel inspired to try their hand at creating some of their own wine. If that’s the case, it might be worth looking for some equipment. It’s vital that wineries find some whiskey barrels for sale to help them create their own drinks. With some hard work and determination, some of these people might be attending this festival next time as wine suppliers.
St. Clair Winery has tickets available at their Tasting Room located at 1325 De Baca Rd SE, 3 miles east of Deming on NM Highway 549. Go to www.stclairwinery.com for a full schedule of festival activities.
To schedule your VIP tour reservations, or for further information, please call 575-546-1179. (Winery tours require closed-toe shoes and do not allow jewelry).
To enter the bottle opening contest or grape stomp contest, simply volunteer as a contestant during Winefest at the scheduled times. For the bra parade, bring a decorated bra along with you and be ready to display it by wearing it over your clothes or display on a hanger. Bra Parade and judging will be at 2:45pm on Sunday, October 2nd. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the best bra.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Saturday, October 1st
12:00 pm – Winefest Day 1 Officially Opens
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Live Music by “Wait For What?”
12:00 pm – Silent Auction Bidding Begins
12:30 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
1:30 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
1:30 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
2:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
3:00 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
3:00 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
3:30 pm – Basic Winery Tour
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Live Music by “Smokin’ Mirrors”
5:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
6:00 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
6:00 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
7:00 pm – Firework Display
Sunday, October 2nd
12:00 pm – Winefest Day 2 Officially Opens
12:30 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Live Music by “Cadillac Kings”
2:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
2:30 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
2:30 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
2:45 pm – Bra Parade Contest (bring a decorated bra and be ready to either wear it over your clothes to display or display on a hanger. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!)
This month, St. Clair Winery will release a new wine to the public in a unique way. The New Mexico Winery will use their 2012 Bistro Red as an avenue to raise funds in partnership with Roadrunner Food Bank.
“Through the partnership, St. Clair has pledged to donate $1 per bottle sold of our new wine, Bistro Red, to Roadrunner Food Bank,” said St. Clair Marketing Director, Maritza Gomez. “This year, we anticipate the donation will be between $12,000 – $15,000.” The partnership between St. Clair Winery and Roadrunner Food Bank will help raise awareness around the issue of hunger in New Mexico.
Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission complements the deeply embedded family values of the St. Clair brand. “They pair perfectly!” said Gomez “Our goal was to ensure the donation would make an impact locally.” St. Clair chose to partner with the food bank because they are not just a city or county affiliate; their assistance spans the whole state and includes the entire spectrum of those in need including women, children, men and the elderly.
Roadrunner Food Bank will be the sole beneficiary of this distinctive promotion. Melody Wattenbarger, president and CEO of Roadrunner Food Bank said, “Partnerships like this one help us extend our ability to reach more of our hungry neighbors. As one of the hungriest states in the country, every dollar we raise helps in our mission to end hunger. The funds raised over the length of this unique promotion will help us provide about 75,000 meals. Thank you, St. Clair, for this wonderful opportunity to raise funds and also remind people about the issue of hunger in New Mexico.”
To introduce the promotion, St. Clair Winery & Bistro will host a Release Party at both their Albuquerque and Farmington locations. Attendees will be asked to donate $5 to the Food Bank which will include a glass of the St. Clair 2012 Bistro Red poured from the barrel.
Media are invited to attend the kickoff event at noon on Wednesday, March 23 to learn more about the partnership.
Each of the St. Clair Winery & Bistro locations in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces will have the Bistro Red wine available for purchase. Other New Mexico retail locations such as Albertson’s, Smith’s, Walgreens; and others who are contributing partners to Roadrunner Food Bank; will also stock and sell the uniquely labeled wine.
For details about volunteering or giving to the Food Bank, visit www.rrfb.org or call 505.247.2052.
It’s on the house for veterans come November 11th at St. Clair Winery and Bistro!
St. Clair Winery and Bistro will honor all U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, across the state this Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. To show their gratitude to all the brave men and women, St. Clair Winery and Bistro will offer a free meal from a special menu to thank them for their service.
Each of the three St. Clair Winery and Bistro locations in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces will be participating in the celebration. The custom Veterans Day menu will be available to all active duty military and qualifying veterans dining-in from 11 am to 9 pm this Veterans Day.
“Their sacrifice and dedication deserves something special, we at St. Clair are grateful and we want to give back,” said Marketing Director Maritza Gomez. “Serving those who serve is the best way we know how.”
The special Veterans Day menu includes a hearty taste of home like Southwest Meatloaf, Chicken Picado, and Country Pot Roast, as well as local favorites like Pasta New Mexico, Cobb Salad and Fish ’N’ Chips will be featured. Beverage and gratuity are not included.
To claim a free meal at St. Clair Winery and Bistro, Veterans and Active Duty Military simply need to show their proof of military service. This can include U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organizations card or wearing their uniform.
St. Clair Winery and Bistro is a division of Southwest Wines, offering wine under several labels, including D.H. Lescombes, St. Clair and several specialty wines—including Soleil Mimosa, Plum Loco and Blue Teal. Southwest Wines grows, produces and bottles all their wines in New Mexico.
Mark your calendar and raise a glass to the brave men and women of our armed forces!
Disclaimer: Available from open to close on November 11, 2014, at St. Clair Winery & Bistro locations in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces only. Dine in from limited menu only. Beverage and gratuity not included. No cash value.
Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service, including: U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organizations card (i.e., American Legion, VFW), photograph of yourself in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214 and citation or commendation.
Southwest Wines’ 2007 D.H. Lescombes Limited Release Cabernet Franc was honored at the 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition last month as one of only six wines given a best-of-the-best “Sweepstakes Award”. The Cabernet Franc won in the “Red Sweepstakes” category, making Southwest Wines the first New Mexico winery to win this coveted award. As a Sweepstakes winner, the Cabernet Franc will be among the wines showcased at the Annual Public Tasting, held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco, February 28, 2009.