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Heart of the Desert

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Great tour

My tour guide was April she did a great job explaining what the process were and she was easy to... read more

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Katya B
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Amazing tour!

Our tour guide Amy provided an excellent tour today! My wife an I have stopped here for the wine... read more

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Cody B
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New Braunfels, Texas
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“wine tasting”(32 reviews)
“eagle ranch”(18 reviews)
“pistachio farm”(21 reviews)
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Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. We are best known for our farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines. Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. We offer...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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7288 Highway 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310-9141
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+1 575-434-0035
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My tour guide was April she did a great job explaining what the process were and she was easy to hear

Thank Katya B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide Amy provided an excellent tour today! My wife an I have stopped here for the wine several times in the winter but the tour is really worth it if you are here in the summer months.

Thank Cody B
Reviewed 2 days ago

April did a wonderful job on our free tour of the farm and buildings. The wine tasting was good and the products we bought were fresh and very good. Wonderful rest stop.

Thank kylenet2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

After our visit to McGinn's Pistachioland, we were disappointed at what was offered here at the Heart of the Desert. They didn't have many flavors of pistachios - did try some samples. We were not impressed. Did try some of the wines and again were...More

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place because of how it seems family run. I have noticed however the owner doesn't seem to smile all that much and it does make it a bit awkward. Maybe it's because both times I've come she has been catering a wedding....More

Thank naturehippie20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong, the pistachios are delicious, but their pricing structure is borderline offensive. I understand that it is a business, but they would still make a profit if the prices were more competitive. Having said that, they do have a good selection of...More

Thank seattlesummer2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the husband and kids for a tour while we were in town. My 8 year old daughter loves pistachios so she was excited to see the farm. My 14 year even liked it. Our tour guide Sam was ADORABLE. We loved her! The...More

Thank Jessica T
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed the tour and that even the kiddos had a good time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was super interesting! Loved hearing the facts about growing pistachios and how the company not only got started but how they’ve expanded. Tour was about 45minutes but sure didn’t seem that long. Great sampling of their wines and pistachio products. The tour guide...More

Thank Charla C
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Thank you for sharing your experience with the tour. Glad to hear that it was a good experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wine tasting, pistachios in all kinds of flavors, dark chocolate dipped pecans plus Ice cream and an incredible place for a wedding or party. We had a lot of fun on the tour and learned a lot too!! Enjoy it in the heat to cause...More

Thank Bert H
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

THE ONE place to go for pistachio perfection!! Free sampling of pistachios of all kinds of flavors, milk and dark chocolate and brittle. Just wonderful!! We also had white chocolate pistachio ice that is amazing ( with pistachio crumbs)!! Sampled all and bought 6 bags,...More

Thank Ronald J
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you were able to sample our products and were able to find a selection to take home to enjoy later.

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colibris35
July 8, 2017|
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Response from HODAlamogordo | Property representative |
We give in-depth tours which include processing the nuts, and salting/roasting them. The staff in the processing building and salt/roast are off on the weekends. We do have a video which shows those processes, as well as... More
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tjk1025
June 5, 2017|
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Response from HODAlamogordo | Property representative |
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
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