Winemaking is a way of life for us. Our family has been making and perfecting wines for six-generations. My father Hervé started in Algeria, and later immigrated to France, where our ancestors once made wine. In 1981, our first American vineyard was planted. One of our early vineyards—in the Pyramid Valley, just east of Lordsburg, New Mexico—neighbored a large pond that welcomed migratory Blue-Winged Teals. The Blue-Winged Teals became the vineyard's mascot. With the migration of the teals reflecting my family's emigration to the United States, Blue Teal was born as our first wine label in America. Our first vintage, 1983, came to fruition as the beginning of the Lescombes family legacy in New Mexico. The hot and dry desert days, cool nights and sandy soil created the perfect micro-climate for our family-owned vineyard. Enjoy our award-winning wines, grown and crafted right here in New Mexico, since 1981.
- Florent Lescombes, President - Lescombes Family Vineyards