Wine Club Pick Up Party

All wine club members welcome! Join us for a fun evening on Valentine’s Day. The club will have a special dinner menu and some delicious goodies. BéBé La La will also be performing live!


Bring your friends and family or just your sweetheart. Your February wine club order is waiting for you!

 

Bébé La La – Live in the 1629 Club

Bébé La La features singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violist Alicia Ultan and vocalist-accordionist Maryse Lapierre, who is originally from Quebec, Canada. Combining Maryse’s French influences with Alicia’s original folk-Americana inspired ‘art’ songs, Bébé La La boasts a unique and lovely repertoire that highlights their signature “stunning” harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by Alicia on viola and guitar, and Maryse on accordion and harmonium.


Formed in 2010, the duo has performed throughout Albuquerque and surrounding areas, including at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque Old Town, the Corrales Harvest Festival, AMP Concerts’ library series, for the Regional Arts Council in Truth or Consequences, for the Hillsboro Music Series in Hillsboro NM, and at many other venues. Their first full-length CD, High Wire, recorded at Wall of Sound Studios in Albuquerque, is a collection of nine original songs by Ultan plus one French ballad by Catherine Le Forestier. The album features renowned special guests, including trumpeter, Bobby Shew; and saxophonist, Javon Jackson; as well other special guests.


David Steinberg of the Albuquerque Journal called Bébé La La “a breath of fresh air” with vocal harmonies that are “bright and inviting” and songs that are “crisp and compelling.” Writer, Mel Minter of Musically Speaking writes, “Beautifully produced by John Wall and Bébé La La, and recorded and engineered by Wall at his Wall of Sound Studio, the tunes on High Wire face down a variety of difficult situations—from income inequality on the political front to trying love affairs on the personal front—on the strength of mesmeric harmonies and a spunky equilibrium.

French Nights – Les chants de Noël et le temps des Fêtes- Christmas carols and the holidays

Come sing Christmas carols in French, and learn some holiday vocabulary, while eating some of Casa Rondeña’s modern take on a traditional Bûche de Noël (Yule log dessert)! Singing is optional, sit back and listen if you don’t sing 🙂

Please join us at Casa Rondeña Winery from 5:30-7 pm for our winter French Night series!  As always, we’ll enjoy some French study, wine, culture, and songs in French!  We’ll be joined by a guest musician- Malcolm Moore on guitar, or Alicia Ultan on guitar and viola, for some songs led by Maryse.


Please note:  The dates have changed this season, French Night is not always on the first and third Wednesdays, so please double-check!  

~ Open to all levels! ~

Enjoy the beautiful winery and gorgeous grounds, while sipping an award-winning local wine in good company! Well-behaved minors welcome; non-alcoholic beverages available.  

Some people have said that they can’t come because they can’t sing…  Please come enjoy the music; singing is optional, not mandatory!


$25 + tax per person, $20 + tax per person for wine club members

This includes your first glass of wine, and cheese and crackers!

 On the 3rd Wednesday, we also have a special French food item available for purchase.  The Club is now open on Wednesdays for pizza and tapas as well, so if you come for French night, you also get Club access that night even if you’re not a member yet!

Winter Sunday Brunch – December 16

Hello Dear Members, 
Winter is starting to blow in, the leaves have fallen and we hope there’s snow in our forecast soon. There’s no better way to warm up than by the fire at Casa Rondena. Come and join us for a dazzling 3 Course Brunch! Each course is paired with a generous pour of our Award-winning wine. Warm up with Casa Rondena and come to our Brunch. ~ Open to the Public ~
SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018
12-2PM

First Course

Eggs Benedict
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus + Traditional Hollandaise + Fresh Red Chile Sauce
Paired with 2016 Meritage

Second Course

Brussels Sprout & Sweet Potato Hash

House Smoked Sausage + Baked Egg + Chipotle Crema

Paired with 2015 Cabernet Franc


Third Course

Coffee Cake

Dried Tart Cherries + Cinnamon Dusting + Walnuts + Cherry Compote + Spiced Whipped Cream

Paired with Animante Port-Style Wine


$45 + tax per person

20% gratuity will be added

Wine club members will receive a $10 Gift Card upon arrival

~Open to the Public~

Bébé La La – 1629 Club

Live in the 1629 Club

Bébé La La features singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violist Alicia Ultan and vocalist-accordionist Maryse Lapierre, who is originally from Quebec, Canada. Combining Maryse’s French influences with Alicia’s original folk-Americana inspired ‘art’ songs, Bébé La La boasts a unique and lovely repertoire that highlights their signature “stunning” harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by Alicia on viola and guitar, and Maryse on accordion and harmonium.


Formed in 2010, the duo has performed throughout Albuquerque and surrounding areas, including at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque Old Town, the Corrales Harvest Festival, AMP Concerts’ library series, for the Regional Arts Council in Truth or Consequences, for the Hillsboro Music Series in Hillsboro NM, and at many other venues. Their first full-length CD, High Wire, recorded at Wall of Sound Studios in Albuquerque, is a collection of nine original songs by Ultan plus one French ballad by Catherine Le Forestier. The album features renowned special guests, including trumpeter, Bobby Shew; and saxophonist, Javon Jackson; as well other special guests.


David Steinberg of the Albuquerque Journal called Bébé La La “a breath of fresh air” with vocal harmonies that are “bright and inviting” and songs that are “crisp and compelling.” Writer, Mel Minter of Musically Speaking writes, “Beautifully produced by John Wall and Bébé La La, and recorded and engineered by Wall at his Wall of Sound Studio, the tunes on High Wire face down a variety of difficult situations—from income inequality on the political front to trying love affairs on the personal front—on the strength of mesmeric harmonies and a spunky equilibrium.