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4 Things to Love about our Frozen Wine Cocktails

Have you tried our frozen wine cocktails?

You may have enjoyed our Frosé (part wine, part fruit, part slushy concoction) during the Las Cruces, Albuquerque, and Deming wine festivals.

Now you can enjoy our new hand-crafted wine cocktails at D.H. Lescombes! Try our Frosé, New Mexico Sunrise, or Piña Bianca while dining with us in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, or Deming.

Here are four things you’ll love about our frozen wine cocktails.

1. Handcrafted Fresh

We believe everyone is as unique as the drink they choose to sip. We carefully handcraft and immediately serve each frozen wine cocktail. It’s a perfectly frosty, frozen treat every time!

2. Quality Ingredients

We proudly use our award-winning wines, real fruit, and beautiful garnish in our Frozen Wine Cocktails.

Try a Piña Bianca at D.H. Lescombes

Our tropical Piña Bianca is made with just the right ratio of our Malvasia Bianca – Riesling blend (631 Series Malvasia-Riesling), our Bellissimo, and real pineapple chunks.

This frozen wine cocktail will make you feel like you’re sitting in a tropical paradise.

Try a New Mexico Sunrise at D.H. Lescombes

The sweet and tangy New Mexican Sunrise is made with D.H. Lescombes 6•3•1 Malvasia-Riesling blended with St. Clair Bellissimo, real mango, with a touch of tajin and chamoy.

This colorful frozen wine drink will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

Try a Frosé at D.H. Lescombes

Our beautiful Frosé is made with real strawberries, blended with our award-winning D.H. Lescombes Heritage Series Rosé. The fresh flavor profile of ruby-red grapefruit, tart raspberry, and strawberry will give you major tropical vibes.

3. Pairings

Try our Frozen Wine Cocktails with some of our popular menu items!

Here are some of our favorite pairings
Our famous Bistro Burger paired with the delicious New Mexico Sunrise frozen wine cocktail.

NM Sunrise paired with our Bistro Burger. The sweet and tangy flavors will complement the rich, juicy burger.

Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Shrimp paired with our Pina Bianca frozen wine cocktail

Piña Bianca paired with our Jalapeño-Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp drizzled with spicy mandarin sauce. The sweetness of the Piña Bianca will pair nicely with the fruity and spicy glaze.

Summer Berry Salad paired with our Frosé, a frozen Rosé wine cocktail

Frosé paired with our Summer Berry Salad. The fresh, fruit ingredients of the salad complement the flavors, aromas, and crispness of the frozen wine.

4. Most importantly, we love what our guests have to say about our frozen wine cocktails!

“Frosé, you’re everything I never knew I needed.” – Jessica

“Refreshing and Classy.” – Margaret

“So good! We are never disappointed!” – Rebekkah

Go ahead and enjoy one today, because it’s impossible to be unhappy with one of these frozen treats in your hand!

Available at our Deming, Las Cruces, and Albuquerque Locations.

Reopening June 15th

The Lescombes family would like to send a huge THANK YOU to our friends and neighbors for your support and patience as we’ve navigated through these unprecedented times.


The Governor recently announced that restaurants will be allowed to open starting on June 1st at 50% capacity. Although we are excited to get back to serving you, we are going to take some time to better
prepare for reopening while continuing to offer our curbside to-go options.


We will open our locations in Albuquerque and Las Cruces for dine-in services beginning June 15th. Our Santa Fe location, which is temporarily closed, will also reopen June 15th. Between now and then, we will be working diligently to ensure that we are able to serve each and every guest to the high standard that you’ve come to expect from us. As always, our top priority is the health and safety of our team and guests.


We are diligently working to ensure we have:

  • Easy options for how to browse our menu without sharing between guests.
  • A comprehensive plan for sanitization and cleanliness along with a training program for all staff.
  • A steady supply of necessary ingredients so we can offer a selection we can be proud of.
  • A supply of single-serve items to replace shareable condiments.
  • A supply of hand-sanitizer and surface/equipment sanitizer to maintain a high level of cleanliness.
  • Cashier sneeze barriers where recommended
  • Planning seating areas to ensure the minimum required distance between tables
  • A no-contact option for credit card payments
  • Any other requirements as noted in official COVID-19 safe practices

If you have any other considerations, feel free to let us know. We’d love to hear from you!


Thank you all again, it will be our pleasure to see our dining room full of smiling faces!


For the latest news on our opening, our sanitization policies, our menu options, our special offers, and our entertainment schedule, please like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Valentine’s Day dinner

Dinner available at our Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Farmington locations. (For the Sip & Snack event in our Deming Tasting Room, scroll down.)

Reserve a dinner for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Our Executive Chefs have selected a special menu for this four-course dinner.

Appetizer:
Choose one to share
Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp OR Baked Brie

Starter:
Tomato Bisque OR Endive Salad

Main Entree:
Filet Mignon with Burgundy Sauce roasted potatoes + haricot vert
OR
Sea Scallops with roasted red pepper puree + risotto with truffle oil + haricot vert

Dessert:
Choose one to share
Cheesecake with Mimbres strawberry sauce OR Chocolate Tort

$50/person
Includes a glass of bubbly.
*Gratuity is not included.

Reservations highly-recommended to secure your table.

Available in our Deming Tasting Room.

Valentine’s Day Sip & Snack
Dessert Sampler ($7)
Bubbly Wine Flight ($9)
Glass Specials ($5 glasses of Rosé or Bubbly)
Live Music by Nikki Lee May
6pm-9pm

Thanksgiving Day FEAST

Let us prepare Thanksgiving Dinner so you can enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!

Las Cruces & Albuquerque   

Thanksgiving Buffet

Gather around our table and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet that includes traditional turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, salad, enchiladas, desserts, and more!
 
10 am -4 pm
$29.95/Aduls
$11.95/Children 6-12 years old
 
Reservations strongly recommended. 

 

Farmington

Thanksgiving Plated Dinner

 Let us prepare for you a warm Thanksgiving three-course meal that includes:
Appetizer: Soup or Salad
Dinner: Turkey or Ham with all the fixings
Dessert: Cheeseecake or Pumkin Pie 
 
10 am -3 pm
$19.95 Adults
$10.95/Children 
 
Reservations strongly recommended. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

The lescombes family proudly offers complimentary meals for veterans across nm

The Lescombes family will proudly honor all U.S. veterans and active-duty military at our Hervé Wine Bar and D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro locations across the state this Veterans Day, Monday, November 11.  

To show our gratitude to the brave men and women who have served, the participating locations will offer a complimentary meal as a small thank you for their sacrifice.

Each of the three D.H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro locations in Albuquerque, Farmington, and Las Cruces will be participating in the celebration, as well as the newly opened Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe.

A special Veterans Day menu with a selection of items to choose from will be available to all active-duty military and veterans dining-in during normal business hours on Veterans Day.   


The special Veterans Day menu includes a selection of the most popular items at each location, not including alcohol or gratuity.


“When someone takes the oath of enlistment, the sacrifice they make is immeasurable,” said CEO, Brandon Young.  “We are grateful for those who commit to serve on behalf of all Americans.”

To claim a complimentary meal at D.H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro or Hervé Wine Bar, veterans and enlisted servicemembers simply need to show proof of military service. This can include the 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 organization card or by proudly wearing their uniform.  


D.H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro was formerly known as St. Clair Winery and Bistro but adopted the name of their owners, the Lescombes family, in early 2019. The family owns and operates three restaurants, located in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Farmington. In mid-2018, a Santa Fe location, Hervé Wine Bar—named after the family patriarch, was opened.

Menu items range from $6-$25 and are offered alongside New Mexico grown, produced and bottled D.H. Lescombes wines available for tableside service or “to-go” retail purchase.

St. Clair To Adopt D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro Name

Owned and operated by Lescombes Family Vineyards, St. Clair Winery & Bistro will be adopting the name D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro. The transition will take place at all St. Clair branded locations across the state this spring.

As one of the most recognizable and popular wine brands in New Mexico today, St. Clair hasn’t always been that way.

“The original investors that opened St. Clair in Deming were unsuccessful, the winery closed its doors, and the timing just worked in our favor,” recounts Hervé Lescombes.  “I was in a position to purchase the winery in the early ’90s, and we moved in and picked up where the investors left off.”

Hervé had been producing wine for many years near Lordsburg after he and his wife, Danielle, emigrated from France in 1981 with their three children.

The family has owned and operated the winery ever since. New Mexicans happily sipped on the new St. Clair wine in addition to the family’s selection of existing Blue Teal wine.  Hervé’s sons, Florent and Emmanuel, soon joined in the business as winemaker and viticulturist, respectively. Growth was steady as the family made use of the larger winery facility. Hervé’s family label, D.H. Lescombes—standing for ‘Danielle & Hervé’—had been also added to their product line in 1991.

In 2005, the family opened their first restaurant in Albuquerque under the St. Clair name, and a new concept was born. Highlighting St. Clair wines paired with unique bistro dishes proved to be a winning combination. The family soon built upon their success and opened restaurants in Las Cruces and Farmington. In Santa Fe, they recently opened Hervé Wine Bar one block from the historic plaza. The family enthusiastically caters to their guests, offering a unique experience that melds wine, food, and a dose of family heritage.

What was once a small-town family business grew to be a New Mexico icon whose success story was owed to the ingenuity, hard work, and dedication of the Lescombes family. Spanning six-generations and three continents, the family legacy of winemaking is more alive than ever.

“We are moving in a direction that better tells the story of our heritage,” says President, Florent Lescombes of the adoption of the D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro name. “The grapes we grow, the guests we serve, and every step between is a part of who we are. We are proud to put our family name on it.”

The wine focus will shift to their D.H. Lescombes wines to include their Heritage Series, Limited Release, and new 6-3-1 Signature Series at company-owned locations. St. Clair wines will continue to be offered at retailers across the state and ingrained in the Lescombes family’s bright future. After all, their St. Clair Mimbres Red has grown to become the number one wine in the state, beating the likes of Kendall-Jackson, Mondavi, and Yellowtail.

“St. Clair will always be part of us,” said Florent, “While St. Clair will remain one of our brands, our locations will be centered around the family name, allowing us to connect on a more personal level with our guests. We want you to feel like you are dining with our family.”

Guests will be delighted to see new signage, menus, and additional details proudly displaying the Lescombes name.

“We are excited and proud that we have this opportunity,” says CEO, Brandon Young, “We’ve always loved telling the story of Hervé, his family’s migration to New Mexico, and the winemaking heritage of the Lescombes family. It makes sense that we allow the Lescombes name to shine through. We are true to our roots, we want our name to reflect that.”

Lescombes Family Vineyards is the premier vineyard and winery in the state of New Mexico. Since 1981, they have been leading the industry with an array of wines to include traditional, hand-crafted releases and highly-acclaimed, award-winning favorites. Their company-owned locations consist of bistros in Albuquerque, Farmington, and Las Cruces; Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe; and a tasting room in Deming. Their family-owned vineyard thrives just east of Lordsburg with 200 planted acres. The family’s mission is to passionately craft quality wine and food to be enjoyed with friends and family. You can read more about the family and their offerings at www.lescombeswinery.com.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet 2019

Moms everywhere deserve at least one day to call their own—a day that they can ditch the cooking, forget the laundry, take the day off and relax.

Head over to St. Clair Winery & Bistro in Albuquerque or Las Cruces to treat the moms in your life to a brunch buffet, fit-for-a-queen! The best buffet in town and a crisp mimosa are a match-made-in-heaven, especially on Mom’s special day!

“We’ll be featuring a variety of different buffet stations,” noted Manager, Javier Rocha. “We’ll have a carving station along with stations stocked with pasta, cheeses, fruit, and amazing desserts.”

$29.95/person

Reservations for this special buffet are strongly recommended, as it usually fills up fast. Guests will enjoy our fully-stocked buffet from 10 am – 4 pm and special $5 Mimosas will be featured anytime after 12 pm.  

Las Cruces: 575-524-2408   –or–   Albuquerque: 505-243-9916


“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend”

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