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St. Clair Winery & Bistro Albuquerque Space Reservation Policies

Thank you for considering St. Clair Winery & Bistro Albuquerque for your private dining event. St. Clair 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 ST.CLAIR WINERY & BISTRO FROM AN OUTSIDE SOURCE. Wine and beer purchased as retail is considered illegal for the consumption on St Clair Winery and 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. St. Clair Winery & Bistro will not be responsible for cakes, flowers, centerpieces or any decorations allowed to be dropped off or stored in our facility. St Clair 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 St. Clair Winery & Bistros rules and standards. Patron assumes full responsibility for the conduct of all persons in attendance at the 9Patron’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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair Winery & Bistro.  We are not responsible for loss or damages to Patron’s property brought onto the premises of St. Clair 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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair at St. Clair’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: St. Clair 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 an 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://stclairwinery.com/employment/
Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Las Cruces Employment Opportunities

Part-time and full-time line cooks, dishwashers, Servers. Experience preferred, but not required.

Requirements:
-Must represent our vision and values
-Hard-working, team player
-Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills
-A minimum of 6 months experience in a full-service restaurant preferred
-Experience in an 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 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 anytime at 1720 Avenida De Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM 88005. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Albuquerque Employment Opportunities

St. Clair Winery and Bistro, Albuquerque are seeking the following positions. Come be part of our team!

Here is more about us: https://stclairwinery.com/albuquerque/

LINE COOK – Experienced (part-time and full-time available)
DISHWASHER – (part-time)

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 an 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 Mon-Thurs 2-4PM at 901 Rio Grande Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87104 or apply online https://stclairwinery.com/employment/
Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Deming St. Clair Winery Opportunities

We are looking for exceptional people to join our growing team in Deming!

We currently have a Cellar Associate, Bottling Line Associate & Compliance & Inventory Coordinator position available.

Cellar Associate

Full Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The operation and sanitation of all winemaking equipment including but not limited to pumps, tanks, filters, barrels, hoses, clamps, fittings.
  • Works closely with supervisors and winemakers
  • Prepare yeast inoculates.
  • Follow work orders.
  • Based off work orders, be able to do wine additions, blends, transfers, and any other duties in the production of wine.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be willing to learn or possess skills in a production environment
  • Must have flexibility to work schedules required by cellar production including weekends.
  • Strong commitment to safety.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or more on a repetitive basis.
  • Work standing up and walk on concrete surfaces for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a cold and wet environment (consistently 60-65 degrees), during 3-4 months per year 30-40 degrees.
  • Ability to climb ladders.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Apply online here, or in person at 1325 De Baca Rd SE, in the Accounting office located behind the tasting room.

Bottling Line Associate I

Full Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must regularly lift approximately 40 to 50 pounds stacking pallets
  • Ensure stacking is up to standards, while keeping up with production.
  • Put empty bottles on pack on table quickly to keep pace with bottling line.
  • Ensure box labels are placed neatly and correct on boxes.
  • Ensure all bottles are put in correct cases.
  • Watch incoming product to check for quality control issues.  
  • Set up hoses for all bottling runs such as still, champagne, and mimosa runs.
  • Properly clean filler bowls (counter pressure and still wine)
  • Set up mixers both machine and gas mixers.
  • Turn on filler machines and carbo cooler.
  • Must know how to do bubble point on sterile cartilage (still wine)
  • Count basic inventory items
  • Set up filter pads usually 140 in housing for filters properly.
  • Maintains quality standards by conducting visual inspections and production line operation by solving production problems. Refers questions to Bottling Line Manager/Supervisor or Quality Control Associate.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to read and take instructions
  • Work at a fast pace and keep up with the bottling line
  • Be on time show up ready and willing to work

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40-50 pounds consistently.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks quickly and methodically.
  • Ability to be self-motivated.
  • Ability to move buckets of wine if needed.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Apply online here, or in person at 1325 De Baca Rd SE, in the Accounting office located behind the tasting room.

Compliance & Inventory Coordinator

Full Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deals directly with all licensing for all areas that the winery, tasting room, and bistros needs licensing for, liquor and truck tax reporting, and reporting for all local, state, and federal government agencies. The Compliance Coordinator will make sure that all compliance needs for our fast-paced and growing company are met by doing the following tasks:
  • Complete all Sales & Use Taxes for multiple companies, monthly.
  • Complete all Excise Taxes for multiple companies, monthly.
  • Ensures the company is compliant in every county, state, and/or country in which the company either produces or sales product
  • Register all products through TTB, state agencies when required, and local agencies when required.
  • Ensure that all licenses remain current for places we produce, ship, distribute, or travel.
  • Apply and obtain licenses for any new places the company wishes to ship, distribute, or travel in the future.
  • Research new governing agencies to comply with.
  • Maintain all required records in a manner in which law requires and that complies with our company policies.
  • Performs Physical Inventories and Reconciles to Accounting Software.
  • Responsible for monitoring Cost of Goods Sold accounts for production on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for checking and posting production reports.
  • Responsible for reviewing and auditing work orders completed by the winemaking staff to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Excellent computer proficiency (Google sheets and documents)
  • Must be able to read and interpret laws and regulations
  • Must be able to research laws and regulations and understand how they apply to our business
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in the fields of business, accounting or related fields.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone
  • This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Apply online here, or in person at 1325 De Baca Rd SE, in the Accounting office located behind the tasting room.

 

 

 

Seeking Line Cooks, Servers, Hosts and Dishwashers to join our Farmington team!

St. Clair Winery and Bistro, Farmington is seeking line cooks, servers, hosts and dishwashers to join our team.

Serving the four-corners region, our newest St. Clair Winery and Bistro location in Farmington, NM was opened in 2010. Our Winemaker and Master Chef collaborated to create a menu that features epicurean-style dishes paired with our award-winning New Mexico wines.

Requirements:
-Must represent our vision and values
-Hard-working, team player
-A minimum of 6 months experience in a full service restaurant preferred
-Experience in an upscale casual dining or an equivalent service environment preferred
-Ability to stand and walk for up to 6 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 any day of the week between the hours of 2PM-4PM to fill out an application at 5150 E Main Street, Farmington, NM 87402. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Supporting Habitat For Humanity With Wine Release Party

Combining the release of one of our most highly-acclaimed wines and some specially-paired bites, we are planning an evening to delight our guests.

“We appreciate the work that Habitat for Humanity does to enrich the lives of the families they partner with,” – Florent Lescombes, President  “We’re proud to be working with them.”

The new wine release, D.H. Lescombes Limited Release 2014 Cabernet Franc, happens to be one of the Lescombes family’s most highly-coveted varietals—and for good reason.

“We received the top award, the Sweepstakes Award, at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition back in 2009 for our Cabernet Franc,” recalls Melissa Landeros, Winemaker. “It’s a prestigious competition and to be awarded as the best red wine out of over 4,500 total entries was huge for us.”

Our release party guests will be presented with a glass of the newest release alongside wine-inspired hors-d’oeuvres selected by our chefs, including pot roast sliders, skewered herb shrimp, garden casserole, milk chocolate truffles, a station of cured meats and cheeses, and more. Guests will also have access to purchase from the limited supply at the event, ahead of the public release slated for August 20th.

“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 the Habitat for Humanity’s local chapter. We encourage guests to reserve your spot by purchasing tickets in advance since space is limited.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. St. Clair Winery is family-owned and operated by the Lescombes Family and has long supported nonprofit causes in New Mexico.

What: Release Party for D.H. Lescombes 2014 New Mexico Cabernet Franc Limited Release
Where: St. Clair locations in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, Deming, & Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe
When: July 25 Deming | July 26 Las Cruces | July 30 Farmington | August 2 Albuquerque | August 10 Santa Fe; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Why: Highly-Acclaimed Wine & Food, Benefits Habitat for Humanity

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, visit habitat.org. For more information or to buy tickets, visit stclairwinery.com.

2017 D.H. Lescombes Rosé Earns Silver in Rosé Competition in France

Each year, for the past 14 years, the Union des Enologues de France meets in Cannes for 3 days to blind taste and judge rosé wines coming from all over the world during the Le Mondial du Rosé®. Competition.

This year, there were approximately1300 entries, from 25 countries, including 776 French wines.

We entered our 2017 D.H. Lescombes Rosé Syrah and were excited to have been awarded a Silver Medal, the only medal awarded to a U.S. Winery.

“Our goal is exhibiting excellence, here is another example. This is great recognition for our team, putting New Mexico on the map. Hard work pays off! – Josh Gomez, Winery Operations Manager 

The wines were evaluated by 67 judges, from 18 countries.

The Judge’s Notes: With its beautiful raspberry color with coral fragments, this wine reveals an elegant nose of ripe red fruits like cherry and raspberry. With aeration, violet completes the aromatic palette. The flavors are in perfect harmony with the aroma. One finds the sweetness of raspberry and sour cherry, all supported by a citrus freshness on the finish. A fruity dessert rosé that will delight all connoisseurs.

Pictured from L to R: Florinco Luna -Cellar Associate, Jordan Cardenas -Cellar Associate,Raul Rosas -Cellar Master, Justin Lawrence- Lab tech,Melissa Landeros- Winemaker, Memo Rivera- Cellar Associate,Roger Lopez -Cellar Associate, Joshua Gomez -Winery Operations Manager

“I’m extremely proud of our entire viticultural and winemaking team for their continued efforts to craft the highest quality New Mexico wine. This award shows that our wines can compete side-by-side  with the best wines in the world, and it’s a reflection of the amount of work our team puts in.” – Vice President, Florent Lescombes

“As I sit here and reflect on all the years that have gone by, the people that have come and gone, the one thing that has never left is the passion to create a quality wine for the world to enjoy sharing with friends and family, making memories. I can truly say hard work pays off. -Melissa Landeros-Winemaker 

The new vintage Rosé will soon be available to the public at all St. Clair Winery locations.  

Mother’s Day 2018

Mom’s deserve a special day!

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.”

$27.95/person

Reservations for this special buffet on Sunday, May 13th, are strongly recommended, as it usually fills up fast. Guests will enjoy St. Clair’s fully-stocked buffet from 10 am – 4 pm, and special $5 Mimosas will be featured anytime after 12 pm.

Please note, we will be CLOSING at 4 pm on Sunday, May 13th, to allow our team members to enjoy the special evening with their families.
 
 Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call:

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

In Farmington, treat Mom to her favorite meal off our regular menu, paired with her favorite wine.

Join us in celebration of Mother’s Day in the Deming Tasting Room!
To celebrate motherhood, we are offering a complimentary slice of creamy cheesecake and special priced glasses of wine to all Mothers in the Deming Tasting room.

We are proud to give back to the women that do so much!

 

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Week at St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Teacher’s Appreciation Week 2018

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 7-11. This is the fourth 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 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.”

Join us for a generous discount for teacher’s appreciation week at our restaurant locations in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Farmington.

Deming St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room
As a small token of gratitude to those who do so much, starting Monday, May 7th through Friday, May 11th, St. Clair Winery in Deming invites teachers to stop by our tasting room  and enjoy a 30% discount on your entire purchase—served with a side of ‘thank you’. Just bring your school ID.

On Friday, May 11th, the public is invited to join the free event from 6  pm – 9 pm on our lush front lawn, with live music in Deming.  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.

St. Clair urges the community to take the time to say thank you to teachers, whether it’s at the event, or simply in daily life.