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New Mexico State Fair and San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Results

We’re happy to share the news of our recent medals for our award-winning wines!

lescombes family makes award winning wines in new mexico

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!

lescombes family vineyard is located near lordsburg just inside grant county

2017 New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition Awards
St. Clair Kiva won a Gold medal and BEST OF SHOW
2015 St. Clair Bellissimo won a Gold medal
2016 D.H. Lescombes Rosé won a Silver medal
2013 D.H. Lescombes Cabernet Sauvignon won a Silver medal
2015 D.H. Lescombes Chenin Blanc won a Silver medal
2014 St. Clair Malvasia Bianca won a Silver medal
St. Clair Port won a Silver medal
2015 D.H. Lescombes Pinot Noir won a Silver medal
2015 St. Clair Cabernet Sauvignon won a Bronze medal
2015 St. Clair Chardonnay won a Bronze medal

2018 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition Awards
St. Clair Kiva won a Gold medal & TOP OF CLASS, Dessert category
2016 D.H. Lescombes Rosé won a Bronze medal
2016 D.H. Lescombes Chardonnay won a Bronze medal

Herve Lescombes master wine maker in New Mexico. His New Mexico wines have been on the shelf since 1984. He planted his first American vineyard in 1981 in New Mexico after immigrating from France.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,  Farmington,  and Las Cruces.

Visit us at our St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room located at 1325 De Baca Road, in Deming, NM. Deming is located in Southwest New Mexico, a land of an ever-present sun, flowing desert landscape, and home of the largest winery in New Mexico. You can also buy our wines online at www.stclairwinery.com/shop.

How many of this year’s award winners have you tried yourself?

Judges in Sonoma-based Competition Confirm that New Mexico Wine is Outstanding

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.

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