St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room

by: Mike O'Quin
April 12, 2019
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

St. Clair Winery is an American winery in Deming, New Mexico, founded in 1984. It is New Mexico’s largest winery and is located in the Mimbres Valley in Luna County. The winery’s vineyards are located 50 miles west of Deming, New Mexico, just east of Lordsburg, New Mexico. It is the largest yielding vineyard in New Mexico and covers 180 acres. The company is owned and operated by HervĂ© Lescombes and family, who have been in the wine industry for six generations, and have made wine across three continents (Algeria, Africa; Burgundy, France, Europe; New Mexico, USA, North America)

St. Clair is also known for its chile-infused wine, Hatch Chile Wines, made with Hatch peppers, for which it was awarded a US$50,000 US Federal grant for value-added agricultural products.

Besides the winery and tasting room in Deming, St. Clair has bistros in Albuquerque, Farmington, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

St. Clair also crafts wine under the family name label, D.H. Lescombes, which was named after the fifth generation of the winemaking legacy, Danielle & Hervé Lescombes. A Limited Release selection of D.H. Lescombes wines are made with the finest red varietals grown in their own New Mexico vineyard. Limited Release wines are crafted in small, carefully controlled batches and committed to a two year french oak maturation process.

Our Visit

We had been he once before in 2018. We were surprised that the tasting room had been remolded. It is still a nice place to go for wine tasting.

We started with a wine flight of reds. All the wines were good. We decided on a couple of glasses of wine to relax with.

They have added a food menu. We had cheeseburgers and chips along with our glass of wine. The food was nothing special. The burgers were a little dry. While I would eat there again I would not go there especially for the food.

If you are in Deming New Mexico this is a must see stop.

Also they are a Harvest Hosts member so if you are traveling through Deming with your RV and a member of Harvest Hosts this is a must stop.