St. Claire's Winery - Deming - Harvest Hosts
Trip Start Feb 09, 2013
102Trip End Jun 30, 2013
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Today was a lazy day because we were only driving about 30 miles back to Deming and staying at New Mexico's largest winery St. Clair Winery. It is part of the Harvest Host program that we belong to and we really glad we decided to stop. We stay for free but we did attend a wine tasting that was excellent
I anyone is coming to Deming we will give you the bottle so that you can get it filled up. The wines are good here because the river water that is used for the grapes is clear and pure.
Deming is very interesting and there must be about 10 RV parks here that are huge plus there are so many other parks outside of town. This town must triple in the winter months and the traffic must be terrible. The views are great with the mountains in the distance, lots of stores, restaurants and the weather is warm with little rain.
We did not have hookups here but the weather was nice, warm and had a great breeze coming through the windows. Driving to Wilcox, AZ tomorrow so we expect another border check by AZ officials looking at the vegetables we have in the RV – hope we don’t have to throw out too much!
Review of our staying overnight: Tuesday, April 2 -St. Claire Winery, Deming, New Mexico
We belong to Harvest Hosts ($25-$30 per year and there is a web site) where there are a number of wineries, farms etc that provide a night of camping free with no hookups (must be self contained) throughout the country and Canada. The program is about three years old and they are adding places to stay every month. We were in Deming so decided to stay at St. Caire’s Winery which is an easy on and off interstate 10. The cost is free but we did attend a wine tasting and really had a great time. The wines were reasonable; the staff was friendly and informative. They welcomed us with open arms and there was not any pressure to purchase anything but we did. We were the only ones staying the night and they left the gate open for us so that we could leave in the morning when we were ready. This is New Mexico’s largest winery where Florent and Herve Lescombes produce St. Claire’s award winning wines. There are so many snowbirds that stay in this town in the winter so I can see why many stop here because they have a deal where you buy a half gal. bottle ($10.00 which includes the bottle) with certain wines on tap (you can even mix them) and when you come back it costs $6.60 to fill it up again. If you want you return the bottle for $3.80. We were camped in a parking lot next to some trees and looking out at the mountains in the distance. Very enjoyable evening and stop!