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
We extend an invitation to come and feast on the best Easter Brunch in town! Many seasonal favorites will be available on our fully-stocked buffet, including; maple baked ham, baron of beef, assorted cheeses, a dessert station and much more.
The Easter Brunch Buffet will run on Easter Sunday, April 16th from 10 am to 4 pm in Las Cruces and Albuquerque. For $27.95, adults will enjoy a holiday experience fit for a king, while children 12 and under eat for only $9.95.
After enjoying brunch, Las Cruces guests of all ages are invited to enjoy a fun Easter egg hunt under the spring sun on our spacious lawn. Children and adults alike can hunt eggs and discover treats and special offers in celebration of the season!
For more information, or to make reservations for Easter Brunch, please call:
Las Cruces: 575-524-2408 –or– Albuquerque: 505-243-9916
(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!)
Looking for somewhere new and fun to spend an afternoon or evening when you have nothing planned or get off work early? Take a short trip east on New Mexico Highway 549 to the newly sodded, painted and decorated St. Clair Winery.
Tasting Room Supervisor, Lora Robinson, has a fully trained staff available to serve samples or set you up with a bottle, case or more of Deming’s own award-winning St. Clair wines. Seating is available indoors along with a shopping area loaded with wines, wine accessories, and gourmet treats.
For those who may not be familiar with the many varieties, they can help with a guided tasting to find one wine that suits your pallate or occasion.
You and your guests can relax either in the sun or enjoy the shade on the covered patio or front veranda.
Bottled mineral waters, specialty sodas, gourmet foods and snacks can be purchased on-site as well. Feel free to bring your own picnic basket and sit out on the covered patio, just make sure to leave any outside alcohol at home.
St. Clair’s popular Summer Concert Series will begin on Friday and run every Friday through the end of August. Enjoy live music from talented local bands and artists from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A sneak preview for May includes: Friday, May 6 “Fastlane/Cadillac Kings” on Friday, May 13 “Steppin Up” on Friday, May 20 “Smokin Mirrors” and Friday, May 27 “Fastlane/Cadillac Kings.
If you have never been to the winery for the Summer Concert Series, you can bring your own lawn chairs, picnic fare (no grills please) and spread out on the luscious front lawn, or there is limited seating available on the covered patio area.
Families with children are always welcome!
St. Clair Winery in Deming is located at 1325 DeBaca Road off Highway 549 east. For more information, call 575-546-1179.
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 1-5. This is the third year in a row that we have celebrated by honoring teachers from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas with a 50% discount on their meal purchase during the promotional period.
“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.
“I remember arriving to New Mexico at eleven years old,” recollects Proprietor, Florent Lescombes. “I didn’t know a single bit of English—and there I was, enrolled into Mrs. Saunder’s fifth grade class at Alameda Elementary. It was such a supportive environment, within months I was well on my way.”
The special promotion comes at a good time for educators. PARCC testing will be wrapping up all around the state, and with the school year coming to a close, and we are happy to show gratitude for a job well-done! Join us for a generous discount for teacher’s appreciation week at our restaurant locations in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Farmington.
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.