The Lescombes family are sixth-generation French winemakers, with family lineage spanning three continents. Their father, a French-Algerian, Hervé Lescombes, ran the Domaine de Perignon winery in Burgundy, France prior to immigrating New Mexico. He was drawn to the climate, which is similar to Algeria, where he and his ancestors had grown grapes and made wine for generations. In 1981, he planted his first vines in New Mexico. Three years later, in 1984, the first vintage was bottled. Over the last several years, his sons have taken over the family business while Hervé enjoys the vineyard and wine cellar he built.
Lescombes Winery | Deming
Now known as D.H. Lescombes Winery, the property was originally known as St. Clair Winery. However, the Lescombes family has owned and operated the facility for over 30 years. Located on 15-acres, the winery and bottling facility is located in Deming, America’s oldest wine-producing region. It has a 500,000-gallon capacity, with over 50 tanks, each holding up to 16,200 gallons. After aging in stainless steel tanks, many red wines (and a few whites) are matured in oak barrels. Each barrel costs from $300 to $900 and will last 3 to 5 years. The barrels are made with American or French oak, holding approximately 60 gallons.
Lescombes Vineyard | Lordsburg
The 200-acre Lescombes vineyard is located 47 miles west of Deming, New Mexico. At an elevation of 4,500 feet, the region benefits from warm days and cool nights. There is often a 30+ degree difference between day and night temperatures. The climate is ideal for grapes. Emmanuel Lescombes, resident viticulturist, manages the vineyard, producing 7-10 tons of grapes per acre on average. He grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, and dozens of other varietals.
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro
The Lescombes wine-making team collaborated with chefs and the Lescombes family to create an extensive, epicurean-style menu that pairs well with Lescombes wines. There are three D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro locations, Albuquerque, Alamogordo, and Las Cruces. The public is also welcome to sample the wine at the D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room in Deming or the Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe.
This was the dining highlight of my trip to Las Cruces. The food was so delicious, and the view of the Organ Mountains, on a most attractive patio, spectacular. I ate here twice, and had a flight of wine each time. They were terrific. The server was wonderful. I highly recommend for a special dining experience. When I was there, several parties were also being served. It’s a special place. ~ Randy, Las Cruces location
261 Panorama Blvd
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Looking for the best restaurant in Albuquerque Old Town? D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro opened in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town in 2005, originally under the St. Clair Winery & Bistro name. They have earned a reputation for quality and service.
901 Rio Grande Blvd NW #B100
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
The Las Cruces bistro is a local favorite and popular with tourists sampling New Mexico wines. The comfortable dining room, refreshing outdoor patio, unique menu, and local wine & beer offerings are what make D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro a Las Cruces treasure. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
1720 Avenida de Mesilla
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005
Named in honor of family patriarch, Hervé Lescombes, the Lescombes family renovated the space that once held the “Skylight” nightclub and transformed it into a relaxing and luxurious lounge, bar, and dining area. The ambiance is heightened by the unique french-inspired interior. Guests have described dining under the skylight as “it feels like you are dining at the base of the Eiffel Tower.” Located one block west of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Hervé Wine Bar is popular among locals and visitors. Sample a glass of D.H. Lescombes wines, enjoy the Hervé Board (a cheese and charcuterie-style platter), Champagne & Chicken Cobb Salad, paninis, or a delectable dessert. For those who prefer caffeinated beverages, they offer locally ground cappuccino, pour-over coffee, and espresso.
139 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room in Deming, formerly known as St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room, offers tastings and tours, as well as live music and by-the-glass wine specials on Friday evenings.
Join us for a New Mexico wine flight today, choosing from our large selection of award-winning New Mexico wines, offered seven days a week. If you can’t visit Lescombes in person, they ship many of their wines to several states. Shop the online store.
Special Events & Conference Center
The events center in Deming is available for weddings, showers, birthdays, holiday parties, or reunions. The grass-covered grounds include large shade trees.
7075 Hwy 549 SE
Deming, New Mexico 88030