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Celebrate the first 2023 vintage – “Le Nouveau Est Arrivé!”

The Nouveau has arrived! It’s time to celebrate the fruits of another successful harvest season with the first taste of the 2023 harvest.

At Lescombes Winery, our harvest season is a challenging yet rewarding time.

Much time is dedicated to checking chemistry to ensure the grapes are harvested at the exact right moment.

We carefully craft and set winemaking procedures with the intention of making every wine the best it can be. Each of our wines is crafted in differing ways; emphasizing varietal qualities, flavor profile preferences, and occasionally taking into account winemaking traditions.

Collecting free-run juice, pressing, crushing, pitching yeast, maceration, fermentation, and racking occur in different overlapping phases over 3 months or more in addition to continuing to craft and mature already existing vintages.

It’s a carefully orchestrated ballet that can seem like controlled chaos to an unfamiliar onlooker.

This year, as the holidays approach, the first wine from the 2023 harvest season is prepared for release. Made from 100% Syrah grapes grown in our family-owned New Mexico vineyard, we introduce our Nouveau. It embodies a celebration for our team, our guests, and our family.

Our 631 Signature Series Nouveau

Our Nouveau is a young, fresh, and easy-going wine crafted in the style of traditional French Beaujolais Nouveau. Its name meaning “new” in French, Nouveau is a celebration of the first release of the new harvest. You’ll taste very fresh, fruity berries, ripe strawberries, and juicy cherry notes that are supple and juicy.

Wine Pairing with Nouveau

Very food-friendly, this wine pairs well with charcuterie, soft or semi-soft cheeses, hors-d’oeuvres, salty snacks, salads, salmon, ham, chicken, or turkey. It is also perfect for holiday mingling, sipping on New Year’s Eve before the bubbly, or casual enjoyment with or without food.

Cheers to the first taste of a successful 2023 harvest!

Only available in-store, while it lasts. Visit us in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Deming, Las Cruces, or Santa Fe to try this celebratory release!

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Celebrate the New Year with a four-course New Year’s Eve Dinner and Champagne toast!

Available in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces.

(For details on our New Year’s Eve special in Santa Fe at Hervé Wine Bar, please scroll towards the bottom of the page.)

Appetizer Choices:

Baked Brie with lavender honey, toasted almonds, grapes, crostini – we suggest pairing with Heritage Bellissimo

-OR-

Calamari with marinara and lemon basil aioli – we suggest pairing with Heritage Chardonnay

Soup/Salad Choices:

Lobster Bisque with croutons and olive oil – we suggest pairing with Heritage Chardonnay

-OR-

Seasonal Grape Salad with house blend lettuce, spinach, Canyon 5 vinaigrette, mesilla valley sweet & spicy pecans, tucumcari feta – we suggest pairing with Heritage Semillon

Entree Choices:

Prime Rib with roasted potatoes, broccolini, red wine au jus, creamy horseradish – we suggest pairing with Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon

-OR-

Pan Seared Scallops with saffron risotto, broccoli, white wine berry sauce – we suggest pairing with Heritage Chardonnay

-OR-

Coq Au Vin Airline Chicken with roasted potatoes, broccolini, mushroom pearl onion red wine sauce – we suggest pairing with Pinot Noir

Dessert Choices:

Tiramisu – we suggest pairing with St. Clair Kiva

-OR-

Raspberry Brulee Cheesecake – we suggest pairing with St. Clair Port

Champagne Toast Choices:

Heritage Brut, Imperial Kir, or Bellissimo (can be served at any time during the meal as you prefer.)

$85 per person
4 pm – Close

Contact your local D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro location to make a reservation. New Year’s Eve Four-Course Dinner is available in Albuquerque, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces.


Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe | New Year’s Eve Special Dinner

We’re offering a separate, special New Year’s Eve dinner at our Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe. You can choose between the options below:

12 oz. Certified Angus Beef Ribeye + garlic yukon gold mash + haricots verts | $50/person

OR

6 oz. Chilean Seabass + risotto + haricots verts + lemon caper butter sauce | $40/person

Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe | Truffles & Bubbles Flight

Christmas Family Dinner To-Go

Christmas is a time to enjoy family and friends as we gather in celebration. Whether your gathering is large or small, Christmas Family Dinner is a tradition that cannot be overlooked. Make it easy this year! Available at our locations in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe.

Beef or Pork Tenderloin Roast & Wine Package

Enjoy the simplicity of a take & bake roast, paired perfectly with your choice of 6-3-1 Signature Wine. Simply follow the oven roasting instructions and you’ll be ready for the perfect Christmas dinner. Each Take & Bake Christmas Family Dinner includes:

Your Choice of:

• Herbed Pork Tenderloin w/ apple cranberry chutney ($120)

-OR-

• Herb & Wine Marinated Beef Tenderloin ($140)

PLUS:

Harvest Apple & Feta Salad + Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes + Haricots Verts w/Peppers & Onions + House Bread & Garlic Butter + Homeade Apple obbler + Choice of 6-3-1 Signature Wine + Easy Bake Instructions

Order by Fri, Dec 22nd | Pickup on Sat, Dec 23th, 11am-8pm

Gift Card Bonus Program

🎁 Unwrap Joy with Our Exclusive Holiday Gift Card Bonus Program!

This holiday season, we’re delighted to spread the festive cheer with a special gift just for you! Introducing our limited-time Holiday Gift Card Bonus program—because the joy of giving (and receiving) should be extra special.

🌟 The More You Give, the More You Receive!

For every $100 you spend on our gift cards, we’re thrilled to add a little extra magic to your purchase. Receive a complimentary $20 bonus card for every $100 spent! It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for choosing the gift of joy this holiday season.

🎄 Spread the Joy or Keep the Bonus – Your Choice!

The best part? The power is in your hands! You can either share the love by giving the bonus card to a friend or family member, making their holiday season brighter. Alternatively, treat yourself and savor a little something special!

📆 Act Fast – Offer Ends December 24th!

This exclusive holiday offer is only available for a limited time. Don’t miss out on the chance to make your gift-giving extra memorable this year. The Bonus Gift Card program concludes on December 24th, so mark your calendar and secure the joy before it’s too late.

💫 Bonus Card Redemption

The generosity doesn’t end with the holidays. Your bonus $20 card is a ticket to more delightful moments in the new year. Redeem your bonus card throughout January, extending the festive spirit well into 2024.

Ready to elevate your gift-giving game? Stop by your local store to take advantage of this exclusive Holiday Gift Card Bonus program. Unwrap joy, share happiness, and make this holiday season one to remember!

Terms and conditions apply. The promotion is valid until December 24th, 2023. Bonus card redeemable in January, expires February 3rd, 2024

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

You’ll be oh-so-thankful that you decided to get a Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go from D.H. Lescombes! Skip the stress and hassle. Let us put the perfect Thanksgiving meal kit together for you, while you enjoy the holiday and your family. And you’ll be helping Roadrunner Food Bank, too!

GIVE THANKS, GIVE A MEAL!

It’s become a tradition for us to join up with Roadrunner Food Bank and their local partners to donate meals to those in need during Thanksgiving. For every family meal of 4 sold, we pledge to donate an individual meal for 1 to the Roadrunner Food Bank local partner in each of our communities of Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe. We love to be active in our communities to make them better and we thank you for making this possible!

If you’d like to donate to support their mission of solving hunger in New Mexico, you can donate directly to Roadrunner Food Bank. Each $1 donated helps distribute 5 meals to New Mexicans in need.

Thanksgiving Holiday Menu

This year’s Thanksgiving Dinner To Go meal includes service for four people (may feed 5-6 depending on your family’s appetite!). For only $140, you’ll enjoy:

  • Prime Rib Roast (ready-to-roast)
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Garlic Green Beans w/ Almonds
  • House Salad w/ Dressing
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Pecan Pie
  • Bottle of 6-3-1 Signature Wine (your choice)

Order by phone or in person no later than Tuesday, November 20th:

Pickup for these Thanksgiving Day To Go meals will be the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 22nd, during regular business hours. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day to allow our staff the time to enjoy the holiday with their family.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend surrounded by family, friends, and great times!

Veterans Eat Free

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all United States military veterans and active-duty service members. Your unwavering commitment to defending our freedom and serving our nation is deeply appreciated. Thank you for your sacrifice, dedication, and bravery. We honor and salute you!

Locations across New Mexico

At D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro, we are continuing our Veterans Day tradition of Veterans Eat Free! The Lescombes family will proudly honor all U.S. veterans and active-duty military at our D.H. Lescombes locations in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces, and our Hervé Wine Bar location in Santa Fe on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Each location will be offering a complimentary meal as a small token of gratitude to the brave men and women who’ve served our country.


Veterans Day Menu Selection

Our special Veterans Day menu at our D.H. Lescombes locations includes a selection of some of our most popular items.

Veterans in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Alamogordo may choose one complimentary entrée below.

Isabelle’s Chicken Salad
chicken salad + avocado + house blend lettuce +
toasted almonds + local mesilla valley pecans + cranberries
Fish & Chips
wild-caught haddock + crisp breaded + thin-cut fries + lemon-basil aoili
Pasta New Mexico
sautéed chicken + hatch green chile + linguini +
cream sauce + sun-dried tomato +
red pepper flake + provolone
Southwest Meatloaf
wagyu beef + pork + mango-chipotle glaze +
shoestring onions + hatch green chile +
yukon gold mash + green beans w/ red peppers & onions
Country Pot Roast
braised in merlot + carrots + celery +
yukon gold mash + brown gravy


At our Santa Fe location, Herve Wine Bar, we’ll also be hosting Veterans with a special menu.

Veterans in Santa Fe may choose one complimentary entrée below.

Isabelle’s Chicken Salad
chicken salad + avocado + house blend lettuce +
toasted almonds + local mesilla valley pecans + cranberries
Pasta New Mexico
sautéed chicken + hatch green chile + linguini +
cream sauce + sun-dried tomato +
red pepper flake + provolone
Southwest Meatloaf
wagyu beef + pork + mango-chipotle glaze +
shoestring onions + hatch green chile +
yukon gold mash + green beans w/ red peppers & onions
Country Pot Roast
braised in merlot + carrots + celery +
yukon gold mash + brown gravy

To claim a complimentary “Veterans Eat Free” meal at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro veterans and currently enlisted service members simply need to show proof of military service. This can include a U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD214), veteran organizations card, or proudly wearing their uniform.

Due to limited space, reservations are recommended.

Make reservations now by calling your nearest location:

Albuquerque – 505.317.3998

Alamogordo – 575.616.5595

Las Cruces – 575.524.2408

Santa Fe – 505.795.7075

We raise a glass to the brave men and women of our armed forces, past and present.

Sip & Paint with Brent Cooper

Are you ready to fill your canvas with memories and your glass with the finest wines? We’re excited to invite you to our Sip & Paint events, where you’ll immerse yourself in the world of art, and where every brushstroke is paired with a sip of exceptional wine.

🎨 Event Details 🎨

  • Location: D.H. Lescombes locations in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Deming, and Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe (varies seasonally)
  • Theme will vary, see ticket site
  • Instructor: Renowned artist Brent Cooper
  • Price: Only $40 per person
  • Includes: All painting materials
  • A glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage
SCHEDULE/TICKETS

Don’t miss this fun-filled experience!

  1. Express Your Creativity: Unleash your inner artist as you paint a stunning masterpiece. Our talented instructor, Brent Cooper, will guide you through each step, making it a breeze for both beginners and experienced painters.
  2. Celebration: Get in the spirit of the season while you create your very own painting that can be the perfect gift or seasonal decoration!
  3. No Artistic Experience Needed: Worried about your artistic abilities? Don’t be! Our Paint & Sip events are designed for everyone. You’ll be amazed at what you can create under Brent’s expert guidance.
  4. Socialize and Sip: Grab your friends, family, or co-workers and make it a memorable evening. Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint, relax, and connect with others.
  5. Affordable Fun: At just $40, our event offers exceptional value. Your ticket includes all the necessary materials for your masterpiece, a glass of wine, and an unforgettable experience.

How to Reserve Your Spot:

Tickets are limited, so secure your spot today! Visit our ticketing site to purchase your tickets online. Don’t wait too long – these events tend to fill up quickly. Let’s paint the town together!

About the Artist, Brent Cooper

I was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. I am the 6th son of 7 boys and a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. I work in education and have been painting since the age of 13. I love the weather here in New Mexico. When it comes to the state question of “red or green,” I’m a Christmas guy. I’m a big fan of high school sports and I love to teach kids basketball skills. In my free time, I love to visit art galleries to appreciate the work of others.

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St. Clair Port Biscochitos

Treat yourself to a taste of New Mexico with our favorite holiday cookie, the biscochito. These cookies are a cherished tradition and are celebrated for their delicate texture, warm spices, and touch of sweetness. 


For dough:

½ cup vegetable shortening 

½ cup butter ¾ cup sugar 

Pinch of salt

1 egg lightly, beaten with fork

½ teaspoon anise extract (increase to ¾ teaspoon for stronger anise flavor)

¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 cups flour

¼ cup St. Clair Port

For cinnamon-sugar finish: 

¼ cup sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

  1. Cream shortening, butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt until fluffy. Blend in the egg, vanilla, anise, and vanilla extract. 
  2. Mix in the flour. Dough will be dry and crumbly.
  3. Add Port and mix only until the dough comes together.

*Adding too much liquid at this point will toughen cookies. If dough is still too dry, add more Port in small increments until dough comes together.

  1. Form dough into ball, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to six hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. 
  3. If dough is chilled to hardness, allow to warm. Roll the dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. 
  4. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until a toasty, warm color.
  5. Allow to slightly cool then place in the sugar-cinnamon mixture, coat, and remove.

Signature Summer Seafood Wine Dinner – July 2023

Six Delectable Courses with Perfectly Paired Wines
Limited Availability

We invite you to join us for our Signature Summer Seafood Wine Dinner. Showcasing a Lescombes family collaboration between our Executive Chef and our Winemakers, this experience will highlight a symphony of perfectly paired flavors.

Summer Seafood Wine Dinner Menu & Wine Pairings

1st Course

Lobster Fritter w/ lemon aioli | 6-3-1 Signature Chenin Blanc Minimal Intervention

2nd Course

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp atop corn salad w/ bacon aioli |6-3-1 Signature Cab-Sangio

3rd Course

Brandy Sorbet made w/ Heritage Semillon Minimal Intervention

4th Course

Chilean Seabass w/ sugar snap peas, roasted baby heirloom tomatoes, white wine garlic butter, and couscous | Heritage Chardonnay

5th Course

Variety of Cheeses | Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon

6th Course

Lemon Olive Oil Cake w/ white balsamic drizzle and lemon sorbet | Heritage Bellissimo

Schedule

Santa Fe – July 10th, 6:30 pm – BUY SANTA FE TICKETS
Albuquerque – July 11th, 6:30 pm – BUY ALBUQUERQUE TICKETS
Alamogordo – July 12th, 6:30 pm – BUY ALAMOGORDO TICKETS
Las Cruces – July 13th, 6:30 pm – BUY LAS CRUCES TICKETS

$100/person | $90/club members
RESERVE SEATS

Wine Club Summer Party Series

This summer we are introducing a Wine Club Summer Party Series for our club members. We are welcoming members to purchase extra tickets for their friends and family to join the fun!

If you aren’t a club member, you can join our wine club where you will enjoy club wine releases, early access, monthly social events, club member pricing, and invitations to special events such as these!

BROWSE TICKETS

1) Wine Club BBQ

Our first event in our Wine Club Summer Party Series is our Wine Club BBQ. We will be hosting wine club members and their guests on Saturday, June 10th, and 12:00 pm*. Tickets are only available for purchase if you are a wine club member, but club members may purchase extra tickets for friends and family.

To purchase tickets, visit our online store and see our “Wine Club Member Exclusives”. Tickets are not visible or able to be purchased by the general public, so you will have to be logged into your club member account to view and purchase them.

Limited availability, get your tickets early!

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*second seating tickets for 1:30pm may be available at some locations, see web store for availability.

Coming Soon, we’ll announce Wine Club Summer Party #2 planned for July!