Thank you for making your voices heard and voting us Best Winery and Best Wine Bar!
Community members were able to cast their votes for the Bulletin’s Best in Arts & Entertainment, Auto & Transportation, Business & Finance, Community, Eating & Drinking, Education, Health & Well Being, Home, Professionals, Shopping, Sports & Recreation.
“I personally am excited about Bulletin’s Best. Because you’ll be voting online, it’s a truly COVID-safe event. It’s a chance for everyone in the Mesilla Valley to voice their opinion on almost anything you can imagine. But it also means we’ll be doing something together, and engaging with the whole community.” – Richard Coltharp/Las Cruces Bulletin Publisher
We are honored to receive the Best Winery and Best Wine Bar award. Thank you to the staff of the Las Cruces Bulletin for the hard work they put in to recognize the outstanding businesses in our community.
The awards are a testimony to the hard work and dedication of the Lescombes family that has been crafting wine in New Mexico since their emigration from Burgundy, France in 1981.
Our winery is located in the Mimbres Valley, just outside of Deming, New Mexico. Our traditions are preserved by Florent and Emmanuel Lescombes, who carry on their family’s six-generation history of winemaking.
Our wine bar offers numerous award-winning wines for every taste. Just like New Mexico’s first vintners, our goal is to produce great wines and food for you to enjoy in the company of friends and family.
“I am thankful for the trust our guests have placed in us. We continue to work extra hard to push ourselves to the next level.” – Thomas Perez/General Manager
We’re happy to share the news of our recent medals for our award-winning wines!
Our award-winning wines have consistently been ranked among the best in New Mexico. In 2017, we submitted some of our top wines to the New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition in Albuquerque, ranked as one of the top 10 best state fairs in the nation, as well as the 2018 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo wine tasting competition. Our wines brought home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, and a BEST OF SHOW award.
We are committed to making high-quality wines in New Mexico, made exclusively with our New Mexico-grown grapes. Our visionary founder, Hervé Lescombes immigrated from France with wife Danielle and children in 1981. Hervé had operated a successful winery in France, but with a thirst for a new adventure, decided to pursue growing grapes in America’s desert southwest.
While crafting local wines in the Mimbres Valley in Deming, New Mexico, the Lescombes family legacy is preserved by Florent and Emmanuel Lescombes, sons of Hervé Lescombes who carry on the family’s six-generation history of winemaking.
“Our passion for making great wines is only surpassed by our desire for them to be shared in good times with family and friends.”-Florent Lescombes, Vice-President
Great wines begin at the vineyard. With 180 acres of vineyards located in the high desert of the Pyramid Valley, just outside Lordsburg, New Mexico, we’ve found the ideal climate and soil to grow the best quality grapes. Viticulturist, Emmanuel Lescombes, manages the operations of our vineyard, which yields 7-10 tons of grapes per acre on average.
Our team’s hard work, passion, and skill have paid off. Enjoy the fruits of our labor and check out our many medals and awards!
Interested in learning more about our family and our wines?
Vineyard and Winery Tours are available and include a tour of the vineyard, the winery, and the Lescombes home located at the vineyard, which has an underground wine cellar fully stocked with the best variety of vintage wines.
Just like New Mexico’s first vintners, our goal is to produce great wines and food for you to enjoy in the company of friends and family.
Enjoy pairing these award-winning wines with delicious appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrées prepared by our master chefs at our Bistro restaurant locations in Albuquerque, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces.
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.