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 in the Pyramid Valley, just east of Lordsburg, New Mexico. The vineyard neighbored a large pond that welcomed migratory Blue-winged Teals during the winter. The Blue-winged Teals became the vineyard's mascot. With the migration patterns of the teals reflecting my family's emigration to the United States, Blue Teal was born as our first New Mexico wine label. 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, crafted right here in New Mexico, since 1981.
- Florent Lescombes, President - Lescombes Family Vineyards