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La Esperanza Turns 10


a Esperanza Vineyard & Winery officially celebrates its 10th anniversary on Aug. 3. After starting the vineyard more than 20 years ago with 100 plants of 10 different varieties of wine grapes, the property has grown to 40 acres and 4,000 plants. David and Esperanza Gurule were sharing dinner with Esperanza’s mother, Antonia Orosco, 20 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri, when David asked Antonia what to name their wine business. Orosco’s father had left her 40 acres and they were looking at options as to what to do with it. “La Esperanza Vinyard,” Orosco said, naming it after her only child. For 10 years the Gurules worked on the vineyard and made wine as a hobby. After 2,500 plants and plenty of wine, they had garnered several awards in the amateur classes at New Mexico State Fair wine competitions. In 2009 they decided to go commercial and began La Esperanza Vineyard, LLC

so they could sell their wines. Today they are producing and selling 13 different wines. On Aug. 3, the business will celebrate with its largest event ever. There will be live music, delicious food and wine grape stomping. The music starts at 11 a.m. with Brandon Perrault & Friends. They will be followed at 3 p.m. by the Illusion Band. For a $5 entry fee to stomp on grapes, cash prizes will be awarded to those who stomp the most juice. Two food trucks, The Duckstop Mobile Kitchen and Acosta Farms will be available all day. Anyone attending can take advantage of anniversary wine specials, 30 percent off if you buy a case or 15 percent if you buy a six pack. Both deals can be mixand-match style. La Esperanza also provides eight varieties of New Mexico handcrafted beers for purchase. The winery is located at 100 DeLaO Road, Sherman. For more information call 505-2599523 or visit

Esperanza Gurule and La Esperanza Vineyard & Winery’s specialty wine, “Born In Space.” Esperanza was born in Santa Rita, a town which no longer exists because the copper mine pit has grown where it once was. (Courtesy Photo)


413 N. Bullard Street • Silver City, NM 88061 • (575) 956-5200

PSYCHIC FAIR July 27th, 10 to 3pm

Right here in Silver City!

By the Book

Offering 15-20 minute sessions, starting at $20. Longer and more involved sessions available.

• Gaye Rock: Holy Fire Reiki Healing • Nena Benavidez: Medium • Brandon Dey: Quantum Pendulum Dowsing • Kari Decker: Nutrition for Ascension • Barbara Besser: Intuitive Art Paintings of Your Soul

“New Mexico Wine: An Enchanting History” – Every vine has a story, and nearly four hundred years ago, New Mexico’s wine journey began when the first Mission grapes were planted in 1629. Taste this rich legacy, the oldest in the United States, in Donna Blake Birchell’s account of the turmoil and triumph that shaped today’s burgeoning industry.

Calling Artists • Artist in Residence: The Friends of Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and Bureau of Land Management announce a call to artists to apply for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Artist in Residence Program to take place September 1-30, 2018. Entries for the September 2019 Residency must be  received via email on or before July 5,2019. The selected Artist in Residence lives on Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument for the residency month, immersed in the landscape. For more information, please see program details and application materials at: or contact Brenda Gallegos at 575-323-1423 or email brenda@ • Barbershop singers wanted (Las Cruces): Prior barbershop singing experience preferred but not necessary, however you must read music. Practices and performances will be mostly during the daytime. We now have nine singers and

have room for more. Both male and female singers are invited to join. Contact Chuck Riggs at or 575 521-1729. • Book space available: Moonbow Alterations and Gift Shop, 225 E. Idaho No. 32, in Las Cruces has space available to display and sell local books that have been published any time. Info: 575-527-1411 or • Renaissance Arts Faire: The Doña Arts Council’s (DAAC’s) 48th Annual Renaissance ArtsFaire will take place on Nov. 2 and 3, at Young Park in Las Cruces. DAAC is seeking qualified artists to participate. This is a juried art show for hand-made fine arts and crafts in textiles, jewelry, metal, sculpture and wood, mixed media, painting and drawing, photography and prints, pottery and glass and recycled materials. An application fee for all booths is $35. For a corner booth, add $50. Artists apply online at

Summer Wednesdays July 3 MoA

5:30pm - 7pm

Art 21: Art in the 21st Century “Time”


5pm - 7pm

Train Dominoes

July 10 MoNaS





Storytime: The Goodnight Train, by June Sobel

July 17 MoA

5pm - 7pm

Elements of Art: Shape



Family STEM Night – Space

July 24 MoNaS

5pm - 7pm

Crime Scene Science


5pm - 7pm

Summer Cooking Recipe Swap

July 31 MoA

5pm - 7pm

Family Art Night


5pm - 7pm




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