Bébé La La – Live in the 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.

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch

February 24th

11am – 1:30pm


Hello Dear Members,

Love is in the Air and Spring seems to be blowing in early this year. There’s not a better way to warm up and enjoy time with your loved ones than with a brunch at Casa Rondena! Sous Chef Derek has prepared an amazing menu for us: A delicious southwestern quiche, a mouthwatering play on Shrimp and Grits and his special Lemon & Poppyseed Bunt Cake. Each course is paired with a generous wine pairing (or two!). Come see us February 24th at 11am for a spectacular adventure into the world of fine wine and food!! 

~ Wine Club Members Only ~

Open to all wine club members. 


First Course

Southwest Smoked Sausage Quiche

Hatch Green Chile + Local Garlic + Caramalized Onion + House Smoked Sausage + Chipotle Crema +  Bell Pepper + Petit Greens Salad + Citrus Vinaigrette 
Paired With 2017 & 2018 Viognier 

Second Course

Tiger Prawns & Cheesy Grits
Old Bay Seasoned Tiger Prawn Trio + Parmesan Grits + Sauteed Tomato & Swiss Chard + Housemade Basil Oil
Paired With 2015 Cabernet Franc

Third Course

Lemon & Poppyseed Cake
Vanilla Ice Cream + Blueberry Compote + Lemon Zest + Las Cruces Wildflower Honey + Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Paired With Gruet Sparkling Mimosa 

$75 + tax per person

All inclusive 

~ Wine Club Members Only ~

Open to all wine club members. 

The photos of food are just a representation, actual meals may look different.

Bébé La La – Live in the 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.

The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

Saturday, February 23rd


6:30PM – Check-in, Wine & Light Bites in the 1629 CLUB

6:45PM – Seating begins in the GREAT HALL

7:00PM – SHOW BEGINS!

$55 for Public | $50 for Wine Club Members

(includes the first glass of wine)

~ Open to the Public, Reservations Needed ~


Claire Seelinger is a graduate of Pepperdine University in vocal performance.  She has loved performing opera, musical theater and chamber music throughout New Mexico with Opera Southwest, ACLOA, Musical Theater Southwest and The Adobe Theater.  Favorite roles include Fiona in Brigadoon, Marsinah in Kismet, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Louisa in The Fantastics, Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Barbara/Passionella in The Apple Tree, Amalia in She Loves Me, Jenny Lind in Barnum, Lily in The Secret Garden, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel and Papagena in The Magic Flute.  Recently, she has become enamored with chamber music that allows her to express the intimate passion found in classical music with other instrumentalists.  Her more recent activity has been with other chamber musicians performing compositions of Handel, Purcell, Mozart, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Mahler, Vivaldi, and John Dowland.

Stephen Lewis’s stage credits include both Harold Hill, Marcellus Washburn, and Charlie Cowell in The Music Man, Curley in Oklahoma!, and Gaston in Beauty & the Beast, among others. Currently, he performs in the St. John’s Cathedral Choir, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus, and Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, and is often featured as a soloist with these ensembles. Stephen studied music at Dallas Christian College & Texas Tech University; business at The University of Kansas; and now works as a financial advisor at Premier Wealth Management Group.

French Night – La galette de sarasin- Buckwheat crêpes

The story of the humble yet heroic buckwheat crêpe, from Brittany, through England and France to Québec and beyond!


Savory or sweet buckwheat crêpes available for $8

Please join us at Casa Rondeña Winery from 5:30-7pm 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!