Time flies when you're making wine. On Saturday, August 4, La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery in the Mimbres (see "Taking Root," November 2009) will celebrating its third anniversary with a shindig from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Festivities will feature music by Rodney and the Roadrunners, Melanie Zipin and Brandon Perrault, quesadillas from Acosta Farms, and of course wine — whites, reds and golden muscat sangria. To get there, from the intersection of Hwy. 152 and 61, head south to Royal John Mine road, left across the river to DeLaO, left about one mile to 100 DelaO in Sherman. (505) 259-9523, (505) 238 6252.
In Las Cruces, the restaurant at Hotel Encanto is now a Garduño's, a name that will be familiar from its one-time incarnation near the Mesilla Valley Mall. The Mexican restaurant is open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m., with happy hour 5-7 p.m. 705 S. Telshor Blvd., 522-4300.
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