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New Mexico Wine Festival features tasting, food, live music, crafts, other fun


The 2022 New Mexico Wine Festival will be held Saturday-Monday, May 28-30 at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd., about 13 miles west of Downtown Las Cruces via Interstate 10, exit 132.

The hours each day of the festival are noon-6 p.m.

Visitors can sample more than 100 New Mexico wines from the oldest wine-producing region in the United States. There also will be food trucks, arts and crafts vendors and live music, including performances by Chris Baker, Sangre Gitana, Frank Zona and Urban Edge, Radio Altivo and Proud Pete.

Admission is $10 to $30.

Lescombes Family Vineyards will unveil a new label for its St. Clair New Mexico brand at the wine festival, the winery said in a news release.

“The new label represents everything that we love about New Mexico and the Southwest and is truly representative of the land, the culture and its people,” said Lescombes national sales director Sandra Pacheco. “Our number one goal for St. Clair is to honor our wonderful customers and create a truly unforgettable experience with our handcrafted wines that are grown and made right here in the Land of Enchantment.”

Other participants from Las Cruces and Doña Ana County will include: Amaro, Fort Selden Winery, Heart of the Desert, La Viña Winery, Luna Rossa Winery & Pizzeria, Mesa Vista Winery, New Mexico Vintage Wines, Rio Grande Vineyards and Winery and Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery.

Tickets are available at https://nmwine.com/.

Also visit https://nmwine.com/nm-winefestival-lascruces-2022/, https://snmstatefairgrounds.net/ and stclairwine.com.