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Life In 'Cruces - Weekend Wine Getaways

Spring 2023 is here and I am over the moon with this new season. Winter was crazy and I am ready to enjoy all things spring.

And with spring here, you already know I am going to be out more and doing more. Spring weekends are long and the perfect way to spend them is at a winery. Las Cruces and Dona Ana county has A LOT of wineries. Damn, New Mexico has a lot of wineries and I plan on spending every weekend visiting at least one. is a rundown of the wineries I am going to visit starting next month…

Let’s start with Fort Selden Winery, 1233 Fort Selden Rd., (575) 647-9585. This winery features a beautiful vineyard, wonderful views, wine tastings, $5 full glass of wines, and a quick escape from reality. Fort Selden Winery is only open on the weekends from Noon to 5 p.m. Click here to check out the winery’s website.

The next weekend lets visit Heart of the Desert Winery. This little escape is to the east of Las Cruces in Alamogordo. Heart of the Desert Winery features wine from Eagle Ranch Winery. These wines are very smooth and I can’t wait to sip on the Merlot and the Pistachio Rosé. Heart of the Desert Winery is located at 7288 Hwy 54/70. Phone - (575) 647-2115. Weekend hours - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m., and Sundays: 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Click here to check out the winery’s website.

After those two getaways, I am heading to La Viña Winery just south of Las Cruces on Highway 28. La Viña Winery is New Mexico’s oldest winery and I can’t wait to check out the Blues and Jazz festival taking place April 29th and 30th. La Viña Winery is located at 4201 S. Highway 28, 25 miles south of Las Cruces. Phone - (575) 882-7632. Weekend hours – Saturday and Sunday: Noon till 5:30 p.m. Click here to check out the winery’s website.

Once I am full of wine, blues, and jazz...I am heading back to Las Cruces to visit NM Vintage Wines, Beers + Cigars. I am even going to try a cigar. This winery is very vintage – it is in an old adobe building. NM Vintage Wines, Beers + Cigars is located at 2461 Calle de Principal. Phone - (575) 523-9463. Weekend hours - Saturday – Noon till to 11 p.m. and Sunday – Noon till 6 p.m. Click here to check out the winery’s website.

After smoking a cigar, I am heading over to the Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery to enjoy some live music, Tempranillo, and some Sweet White table wine. Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery is located at 430 La Vina Road in Anthony, NM. Phone - (915) 241-4349. Click here to check out Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery’s website.

I’m kicking off my wine weekend getaway on Sunday, April 9th for Easter at D.H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro - 1720 Avenida de Mesilla - formally known as St. Clair’s. This winery is my favorite. I have already booked my reservation for Easter brunch. I can’t wait!! Click here to check out the winery’s website. 

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