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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK 2019

It’s been said that teaching is the single most important profession, and we are inclined to agree. Teacher Appreciation Week will be celebrated at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, from May 6-10. This is the fifth year in a row that we have celebrated by honoring teachers from New Mexico with a 50% discount on their meal purchase during the promotional period at our Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Farmington locations.

“It’s our annual tradition to really take some time and let them know that we appreciate them and everything they do,” noted Director, Wayne Moore.

It’s not an easy job—with long hours, always changing standards and stressful evaluations. But educators all over the nation overcome these challenges and make a difference in people’s lives.

Join us for a generous discount for teacher’s appreciation week at our Tasting Room in Deming.

As a small token of gratitude to those who do so much, starting Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th, we invite all teachers to stop by our tasting room and enjoy 30% off on your ENTIRE purchase – served with a side of ‘thank you’. *Just bring your school ID.
On Friday, May 10th, the public is invited to join us for Live Music by Horizon. The free event from 7 pm – 10 pm on our lush front lawn. A selection of local wines will be on special for $5 a glass, while teachers will enjoy their additional 30% discount on both glasses and to-go bottles.

“I remember arriving in New Mexico at eleven years old,” recollects Proprietor, Florent Lescombes. “I didn’t know a single bit of English—and there I was, enrolled in Mrs. Saunder’s fifth-grade class at Alameda Elementary. It was such a supportive environment, within months I was well on my way.”

The Lescombes family and team urge the community to take the time to say thank you to teachers, whether it’s at the event, or simply in daily life.


Truffles & Bubbles

What a better way to celebrate the day of love than with truffles and bubbles?

Join us on Valentine’s Day and enjoy a flight of three sparkling wines alongside three specially paired local handmade truffles.

Featuring:
D.H. Lescombes Imperial Kir– A crisp, bubbly wine that gets a touch of natural raspberry, making it semi-sweet. It boasts a beautiful, light rose color and a crisp flavor profile composed of ripe, juicy raspberries with a hint of melon.

D.H. Lescombes Brut is crisp and dry with a golden straw color, boasting a nose of white flowers and minerality with flavors of green apple, minerality and a delicate citrus zest finish.

D.H. Lescombes Danielle Brut is a light and golden wine that has a clean, fresh nose of apple, toast, and notes of pineapple. Flavors of apple cider and pineapple are suspended in pleasant, moderate acidity with a crisp lemon finish.

This memorable experience is only $18. Don’t miss it.

Deming St. Clair Sip & Snack

Celebrate your loved one and your love of wine at the Deming Tasting Room!

Sip sumptuous wine while savoring complimentary treats.

Enjoy Live Music by Brandon Perrault from 5 to 8 pm.

FREE Wine Flight with purchase of a nosh platter.

Enjoy a glass of St. Clair wine for $5/glass
*excludes St. Clair Port and Kiva

Supporting LOCAL FOOD BANKS WITH A WINE RELEASE PARTY

Combining the release of one of our top-tier wines and some specially-paired bites, we are planning an evening to delight guests across the state of New Mexico—and using it as an opportunity to support a worthy cause; to fund local food banks.

The new wine release, D.H. Lescombes Limited Release 2014 Petit Verdot, is one of the Lescombes family’s favorite varietals due to its consistent fruit production and bold, hardy character.

“We mature each of our Limited Release wines on French oak for at least one year,” explains Melissa Landeros,
Winemaker at St. Clair. “In this case, we aged for three years on oak and an additional year in the bottle which
resulted in a softer, well-balanced wine.”

Release party guests will be presented with a glass of the newest release alongside wine-inspired hors-d’oeuvres selected by St. Clair Winery Chefs. Guests will also have access to purchase from the limited supply at the event, ahead of the public release scheduled for February 15th.

“Our D.H. Lescombes Limited Release wines are a selection of the best varietals grown and crafted in New Mexico,” noted Melissa Landeros, Winemaker. “The entire process—in the vineyard, in the barrel, and into the bottle—is controlled and monitored carefully to ensure it reaches its full potential.”

The admission fee of $15 per person is being donated in full to local food banks in New Mexico including Roadrunner Food Bank, Echo Food Bank in Farmington, and The Food Depot in Santa Fe. All three non-profit organizations are focused on the goal of ending hunger in New Mexico. St. Clair is encouraging guests to reserve their spot by purchasing tickets in advance since space is limited.

What: Release Party for D.H. Lescombes 2014 New Mexico Petit Verdot Limited Release                                                                                                     Where: St. Clair locations in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, Deming, and Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe
When: January 9, Las Cruces | January 11, Deming | January 14, Farmington | January 15, Santa Fe |
January 16, Albuquerque; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Why: Highly-acclaimed wine & food with admission benefiting local food banks

Purchase your tickets today,  click here. 

Join us for New Year’s Eve

Albuquerque and Las Cruces

Ring in the New Year with an elegant New Year’s Eve dinner!

Our Menu will feature an exquisite four-course menu. 

Start with a savory appetizer of your choice:
-Baked Brie – double cream+lavender honey + toasted almonds+grapes
-Bacon Wrapped Dates – aged parmesan stuffed dates +hickory smoked bacon + balsamic reduction
-Shrimp Cocktail – jumbo shrimp + cocktail sauce + lemon

Your choice Soup/Salad:
-Blue Cheese Pecan Salad – spring mix + blue cheese + candied pecans + mimosa dressing
-Butternut Squash Bisque – seasonal butternut squash topped with creme fraiche

Your Choice of one Entree:
-Prime Rib – fingerling potatoes + grilled asparagus+heirloom carrots+creamy horseradish sauce + au jus 
– Lobster Lasagna- lobster + mascarpone cheese + provolone cheese + white wine creamy sauce
-Mediterranean – penne pasta + red onion + grilled roman artichokes + Kalamata olives + red bell peppers + capers + fresh spinach + sun-dried tomatoes + feta cheese + white wine olive oil. 
*(GF- upon request)

After a great culinary experience, you can count down to a shared dessert. 
Ancho Chile Chocolate Truffle
or
-Cheesecake – Port caramel sauce

Includes a Sparkling Wine Toast!

$50/person 

Reservations:

  • Albuquerque 505-243-9916
  • Las Cruces:  575-524-2408

 Farmington 

Ring in the New Yearwith a Prime Rib Dinner!

The Prime Rib Dinner will include:
Slow roasted Prime Rib + fingerling potatoes + grilled asparagus + heirloom carrots + creamy horseradish sauce + au jus

$21/person

5-8 pm

Reservations: 505-325-0711

Deming 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with us!

Enjoy live music by the Eli James Band, refreshments and$5/wine glass specials. 

4 – 7 pm.

Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!

ST. CLAIR AND COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT CANCER WARRIORS

Just in time for Christmas, the St. Clair Winery team presented a check to Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County from the proceeds of the 8th annual St. Clair Winefest. The local non-profit provides a variety of support to cancer patients in the community. They also provide outreach services for general education, early detection, screening programs, and general
cancer awareness.


“We provide transportation assistance to cancer patients within Deming and Luna County” explains Patient Advocate, Joanna Costilla. “We have vans that we offer to transport patients to and from out-of-town appointments at no charge. We also have a voucher program that can also help defray the cost of gas for qualifying patients who drive themselves.”


“Year after year, our amazing community comes together to support this local cause,” said Lora Robinson, General Manager at St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room. “We’re grateful we are able to continue to carry on this tradition to benefit local cancer warriors and thankful for the continued support from our guests and employees.”


This year’s Winefest donation was $8,407.10, which has been credited to both attendance and silent auction donations collected from local businesses.

Deming & Luna County Cancer Support can be reached at (575) 546-4780

DH Lescombes Limited Release Renaissance Release Party

Please join us for the highly anticipated release of our D.H. Lescombes Limited Release Renaissance.

Enjoy special hors-d’oeuvres selected by our Executive Chef.

Your donation of $15 at the door will benefit MindMatters, a non-profit created to raise awareness and erase the stigma of mental illness in New Mexico.

Buy tickets online here.


Farmington – St Clair Winery & Bistro

Monday, December 3 from 6 – 8 pm

Albuquerque – St Clair Winery & Bistro 

Tuesday, December 4 from 6 – 8 pm

Santa Fe – Hervé Wine Bar 

Wednesday, December 5 from 6 to 8 pm 

Las Cruces – St Clair Winery & Bistro 

Thursday, December 6 from 6 – 8 pm

Deming – St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room  

Friday, December 7 from 6 – 8 pm 

Come join us and bring your friends to support this great cause!

Buy tickets online here.

St. Clair Winefest 2018

Cancer Support & St. Clair team up for Winefest

We are pleased to announce the 24th annual Winefest, benefiting Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County for the eighth year in a row.

Festivities are slated for Saturday, October 6th from 12:00-9: 00 pm and continuing on Sunday, October 7th from 12:00-6: 00 pm. Enjoy a large selection of food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, upbeat live music and dancing, a silent auction, tours, cork pulling & grape stomping competitions, fun activities for the kids, and a wide selection of local New Mexico wines and craft beer.

Admission at the gate is only $5 and includes a complimentary wine glass. Free admission is offered to all active-duty military and law enforcement, as well as those with promotional free admission tickets, although donations will be accepted at the gate.

“This event has continually grown to be one of our largest fundraisers,” said Joanna Costilla, Patient Advocate at Cancer Support of Deming & Luna County. “The money raised has a great impact on the lives of many local cancer warriors. When you’re fighting cancer, the last thing anyone should be concerned with is how you’ll afford getting to your treatment.”

We will donate 100% of admission, ribbon donations, vendor fees, and silent auction to the local non-profit. Last year’s donation was a substantial $9,300 which helped offset the cost of travel for many local cancer patients who often attend treatments many miles away.

“We’re excited to be continuing this great partnership,” said Lora Robinson, Tasting Room Manager. “It supports a great, local cause and we really have a fun time with it.”

Live music provided by local favorite “Caliente” will be featured on Saturday evening, with a variety of other popular bands with a great selection of tunes throughout the weekend.

Live Music Line-Up
Saturday, Oct 6th
12pm – 3pm Illusions
4pm – 7:30 Caliente
Sunday, Oct 7th
12pm – 2:45pm Eli James Band
3:15pm – 6pm Unlyshed

“We strive to provide a great event for everyone to come out and enjoy,” said Naomi Morales, Event Coordinator. “Partner businesses who donate to our silent auction and community members who come out and join us keep this event successful.”

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Saturday, October 6
12:00 pm – Winefest Day 1 Officially Opens
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Live Music by Illusions
12:00 pm – Silent Auction Bidding Begins
12:30 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
1:30 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
1:45 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
2:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
3:00 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
3:15 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
3:30 pm – Basic Winery Tour
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Live Music by Caliente
5:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
6:00 pm – Silent Auction Bidding Ends
6:00 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
6:15 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
7:30 pm – Firework Display
9:00 pm – Winefest Ends

Sunday, October 7
12:00 pm – Winefest Day 2 Officially Opens
12:30 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Live Music by Eli James
2:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
2:15 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
2:30 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
2:45 pm – Bling Your Bra Contest (bring a decorated bra and be ready to either model it over your clothes or display on a hanger. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!)
3:00 pm – Booth Contest Winners
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Live Music by Unlyshed
3:30pm – Basic Winery Tour
4:00 pm – Silent Auction Bidding Ends
5:00 pm – V.I.P. Winery Tour
5:00 pm – Cork Pulling Contest
5:15 pm – Grape Stomp Contest
6:00 pm – Winefest Ends

Promotional tickets are available at  Cancer Support of Deming & Luna County and the St. Clair Winery Tasting Room.

D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro Albuquerque Space Reservation Policies

Thank you for considering D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro Albuquerque for your private dining event. D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro serves over 30 varieties of the best New Mexican wines produced locally in Deming, New Mexico since 1986. Our kitchen offers a wide array of dishes such as appetizers, salads, steaks, pasta, and desserts, all with a wine-inspired flair.

 Private Dining Policies:

SPACE RESERVATION: The event space will be held for you upon receipt of both the signed agreement and credit card information. Until such time, we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee the date/space for your event. Meetings can be arranged Mon.-Thurs.1:30-4:00 by appointment only. Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s are not available.

Room Minimums: Rio Grande room has a $400 minimum with a 32 guest capacity. The East Patio has an $800 minimum with a 70 guest capacity. The minimum rental fee includes the use of the room for the events specific scheduled time of 2-1/2 hours, set up/clean up and house linen if needed.

Service Charge: A 20% gratuity will be added to your total bill or guests separate bills for the servers and bartenders who work the event. If any of your guests are unaware or refuses to pay the gratuity the host of the event is responsible and will pay any unpaid gratuity. All events will be charged New Mexico sales tax. Arrangements for tax-exempt billing need to be made in advance before the event.

Cancellation: All private parties must be canceled 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. If not given proper notice of cancellation the venue minimum will be charged on the credit card used to secure the room.

Outside food and Beverage: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY NOT BE BROUGHT INTO D.H. LESCOMBES WINERY & BISTRO FROM AN OUTSIDE SOURCE. Wine and beer purchased as retail is considered illegal for the consumption on D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro premises. The sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages are regulated by the state of New Mexico. Cake may be brought in from an outside source at patrons’ expense and liability. D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro will not be responsible for cakes, flowers, centerpieces or any decorations allowed to be dropped off or stored in our facility. D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro is not allowed to sign or accept delivery for any items this is the sole responsibility of the guest hosting the event. There will be a $30 cake cutting fee for parties of 30 or more. If multiple desserts are brought in there is a $50 additional fee for the setup, linen, utensils, and plates. No other outside food or drinks will be stored or allowed.

Conduct of Event: Patron agrees to conduct the Event in an orderly manner and in full compliance with applicable laws, regulations and D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro’s rules and standards. Patron assumes full responsibility for the conduct of all persons in attendance at the Patron’s Event and for any damage done to any part of the premises during the time of Patron’s Event. Only one person will be allowed to make any decisions/requests for your event.

Decorations / Patron’s Property: Any decorations will be subject to approval from D.H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro. No confetti, glitter, beads or small loose decorations are allowed. There will be a $100 clean-up charge if these items are used or brought in by guests. Decorations may not cause damage or deface the property or guests of D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro.  We are not responsible for loss or damages to Patron’s property brought onto the premises of D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro prior to, during or following the event. It will be the sole risk of Patron and Patron’s guests.

Menu and Menu Requirements: All menu selections must be made three weeks prior to the event this will allow D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro to properly schedule employees and place any necessary food orders. Failure to comply may result in cancellation of the event or can result in a limited menu selected by D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro’s discretion.

1-25 Guests our full and custom menu is available. Unfortunately, Lunch Combos, Sandwiches, and Burgers will not be available for large groups. These menu Items reduce the efficiency of the kitchen and overall Guest Experience.

26 Guests and over will need to order from our Large Party Catering buffet menu. Bread service is not included on buffets.

Note: Parties of 20 and over will be on one collective bill and separate checks will not be allowed unless approved by management.  Any changes to the menu or guest count need to be made no later than 72 hours before the event and the Host must contact the Event Planner through email and phone with any changes to ensure the event is successful. All changes must remain within the rooms’ capacity to ensure the guest’s safety.

Cash Bar:  If a separate bartender/server is needed for a cash bar event there will be an additional $75 dollar charge.

Payment: D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro accepts cash, major credit cards and gift cards for payment. Company checks must have prior approval. Personal checks are not accepted.

PRIVATE PARTY ROOM CHARGES

Private parties are based on a 2 ½ hour reservation. There is an additional $50.00 room charge per each additional ½ hour.

Rio Grande Room Minimum $400 with a $200 deposit

East Patio Minimum $800 with a $400 deposit

Off-Site Events are subject to delivery and equipment fees.

Hervé Wine Bar Employment Opportunities

Come be part of the Hervé Wine Bar team!

We are currently seeking Line Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers.

Requirements:
-Must represent our vision and values
-Knowledge of and passion for wine is a plus!
-Hard-working, team player
-Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills
-A minimum of 6 months experience in a full-service restaurant preferred
-Experience in upscale casual dining or an equivalent service environment preferred
-Ability to stand and walk for up to 8 hours per day
-Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
-Ability to exert fast-paced mobility for periods of up to 6 hours in length
-Ability to communicate and understand the primary language of the work location
-Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; basic reading, listening, and speaking skills
-Ability to perform essential functions to St Clair Winery and Bistro standards with reasonable accommodation
-Ability to work flexible shifts and schedules, inclusive of weekends and some holidays
-Ability to communicate clearly with guests, managers, and team members
-Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, in a fast-paced environment

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please come in to fill out an application at 139 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico,  or apply online https://lescombeswinery.com/employment/
Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.