Just in time for National Autism Awareness Month, we will be pairing with the New Mexico Autism Society for our upcoming wine release party.
The new vintage, 2013 D.H. Lescombes Petite Sirah Limited Release, has proven to be one of our most highly acclaimed reserve wines.
“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—from the vineyard, to the barrel aging, to 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 the New Mexico Autism Society, based in Albuquerque, with local chapters in many communities statewide.
“All funds stay in New Mexico and are used to support our mission of making a difference in the lives of those affected by autism,” stated Sarah Baca, Executive Director of New Mexico Autism Society. “We serve locally through legislative advocacy, educational workshops, first responder training, social outings and support groups.”
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by repetitive behavior patterns, difficulties with communication and social interaction and is often accompanied by sensory irregularities. Today, 1-in-68 are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder—or ASD. It’s often referred to as an ‘invisible disability’ since a person’s physical appearance is typically unaffected.
“As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I’m extremely proud we are able to support this cause,” said Daniel Gonzales, Creative Content Manager. “Not only will this help raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding autism, it will also help fund programs that benefit those in New Mexico who live with ASD.”
What: Release Party for D.H. Lescombes 2013 New Mexico Petite Sirah Limited Release
Where: St. Clair Winery & Bistro in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Farmington
When: April 23 in Albuquerque, April 24 in Las Cruces, April 26 in Farmington; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Why: Benefits New Mexico Autism Society
Tickets: Available here
For more information about the New Mexico Autism Society, visit nmautismsociety.org.