We are sixth generation French winemakers whose family’s lineage has spanned 3 continents. Our father Hervé Lescombes ran the successful Domaine de Perignon winery in Burgundy, France. He was drawn to New Mexico due to its similar climate to his native Algeria, where he and his ancestors grew grapes and made wine for generations. In 1981, he made his first plantings in New Mexico. Later in 1984, his first vintage was bottled.
Over the past few years, my brother Emmanuel and I have taken over managing the business while our father spends his time enjoying the vineyard from his on-site home and wine cellar he built himself. My brother, Emmanuel, is the Viticulturist and oversees the vineyard’s operations, while I manage the winery. The careful balance of nature and nurturing, both in the vineyard and winery, leads each wine to its full potential. Our passion for making great wines is only surpassed by our desire for them to be shared in good times with your friends and family.
-Florent Lescombes, President | Lescombes Family Vineyards
Our Vineyard | Lescombes Family Vineyards
Our Lescombes Family Vineyards wines, including St. Clair wines are grown at our 200-acre family-owned vineyard. Located 47 miles west of Deming, New Mexico, the land sits at an elevation of 4,500 feet. This creates warm days and cool nights with a temperature swing of 30 degrees or more. This climate is ideal to grow some of the best grapes in New Mexico. Our Viticulturist, Emmanuel Lescombes, manages the day-to-day operations of our vineyard, producing 7-10 tons of grapes per acre on average. We currently grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Chenin Blanc, and dozens of other varietals. The vines are planted on 8′ x 5′ spacing which allows over 1,000 vines per acre, and also gives proper access to sunlight and water. We harvest in July through September. We harvest and process our own grapes for maximum control over the quality of our products every step of the way. We also age and bottle our St. Clair wines at our Lescombes Family Vineyards winery facility in Deming, adjacent to our D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room.