Choose Between Two Options
- $36 for a VIP package for two to the St. Clair Winefest on Saturday, October 4, and Sunday, October 5 ($72 value)
- $58 for a VIP Winefest package for four ($144 value)
The VIP package includes admission and souvenir glasses for each person, one glass of wine per person, and a private wine tour for the group.
St. Clair Winefest
Hosted at the winery’s tasting room in Deming, the 20th annual St. Clair Winefest continues a tradition of celebrating local wines and raising funds for breast cancer awareness. The two-day festival provides plenty of opportunities to sample wines and participate in various activities. Attendees can stomp grapes, test their cork-removal skills at the bottle-opening contest, or bid on the silent auction’s assortment of goods donated by area businesses. Guests can also peruse the works of craft vendors and take in musical performances throughout the weekend. Proceeds will benefit Cancer Support of Deming and Luna County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing outreach services, early-detection screening programs, and general education for local cancer patients and the surrounding communities.
St. Clair Winery & Tasting Room
The Lescombes family knows wine. As sixth-generation winemakers, Florent and Emmanuel Lescombes embrace a family legacy that spans decades and three continents. St. Clair Winery currently cultivates 180 acres of grapevines spread across the Pyramid Valley's high desert, land that Florent and Emmanuel's father, Hérve, initially sought out because of the climate's similarity to that of his home in Algeria. The warm, sun-drenched days and relatively cool nights allow clusters of cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, zinfandel, moscato, and other varietals to fully ripen while maintaining their natural acidity. These grapes are then used to help create more than 70 different wines produced under several labels, including everything from crisp, citrus-tinged whites to lush, silken reds with hints of French or American oak.
But the Lescombes family wasn't content to only share its wines in St. Clair's tasting room, so it also founded a handful of southwestern-inspired bistros that pair them with regionally focused comfort foods. The menus feature dishes such as burgers with flame-roasted hatch chilies and open-faced tuna melts with avocado and cilantro-lime mayo as well as a number of wines available by the flight, glass, bottle, or thimbleful.