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Heart of the Desert/Eagle Ranch Pistachios Farm Tour

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Address: 7288 Highway 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone Number: +1 575-434-0035
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Know your farmer, know your food! Ever wonder what a super food is? Do you...
Know your farmer, know your food! Ever wonder what a super food is? Do you know the climate of Alamogordo is identical to Iran? Eagle Ranch is a self contained agribusiness which means that everything that is done to the crop, from start to finish, is done right here on the premises. Our most popular attraction, the FREE farm tour, offers visitors a behind the scenes look at harvesting and processing pistachios while providing unusual and little known facts about one of America's favorite snacks. The tour takes about forty-five minutes. You will visit the field, the processing plant, the salting and roasting facility, as well as our packaging and shipping departments. It's a walking tour with wheelchair accessibility. Don't forget to leave plenty of time to visit our gift shop. We offer FREE samples of our pistachio products and candies, as well as our award winning wines. Enjoy a glass of wine or pistachio ice cream on The Grove Patio overlooking the pistachio trees. The Grove Patio is even available for private events. Free Tours Daily June - August: Monday through Friday, twice a day at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM September - May: Monday through Friday at 1:30 PM Groups: We are happy to accommodate groups of 10 or more by appointment. Buses Welcome!
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pistachios and wine need i say more

they have a huge selection of pistacios salted, not salted' green chili, red chile, garlic. the wines are delicious and new mexico made sop by and drop some dollars so you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

they have a huge selection of pistacios salted, not salted' green chili, red chile, garlic. the wines are delicious and new mexico made sop by and drop some dollars so you have plenty to take home you will be sad when you run out

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

These pistacios are delicious. All flavors. I send packages to my relatives all over and they look forward to receiving them. I moved 600 miles away but still buy them online. Good Pistacios and good service always.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I make it a point to stop here every visit we make to Ruidoso, NM. They have a wonderful and delicious selection of pistachios and brittle that they make there. And a added bonus wine tasting. The staff is great there too. There's been a few times when we've showed up really close to closing and they have stayed open... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on this gem when driving home from Ruidoso. We had driven past it and then turned around because we all love pistachios and wanted to check it out. What a pleasant surprise! When we run out of pistachios now, we don't buy from anywhere else. We tried store bought once and they tasted awful when compared to the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Amazing selections of spicy, savoy, and sweet seasonings and mixtures of pistachios and pecans. Try the green chili garlic pistachios or the praline style, you won't be disappointed. Great package deals for mixied bags of seasoned pistachios. There is a variety of bag sizes for small snacking to large long term stock piling. Our family took the later! Also, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Learn about the ranch on their free tours, try different flavored nuts and of course do the wine tasting. I signed up for the wine of the month club and they ship it all the way to WA.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We visited in Spring, as the treea are leafing out. We could taste all the nuts and wines. Our helper was knowledgeable and kindly attentive. The cabernet sauvingnon is good, the rest of the wines are rather sweet after that. The video has heavy accented narrators making it hard to understand. The flavored nuts are yummy, the tour is at... More 

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Our customers opinions are very important to us. We are concerned that you had a poor experience at your recent visit to our store. What could we do make it better? More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a very pretty and upscale market for many flavors of their own pistachios. They encourage sampling of their many varieties. We tried and bought their roasted and unsalted and their chile flavored nuts, both excellent. And their pistachio ice cream is fantastic. We did not try their wine produced nearby from their own grapes. A tour of the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We'd just left McGinn's Pistachio Ranch after being treated rudely, and hoped we'd find friendlier people here. We did! We were greeted warmly, and while looking around, staff interacted with us, and we felt welcome. The shop is great, full of nice gifts, not 'touristy' stuff. We looked over the selection of pistachios neatly shelved, and went to the sample... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I live in Oklahoma, but have kids stationed at Holloman AFB and I've been stopping by for a very long time. My son gave me my first bag of Pistachios from there. I was hooked! Through the years, the gift shop has grown and added a wonderful line of gift products along with the a great wine selection and tours.... More 

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