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Heart of the Desert

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Girl Scout Trip-tour

Thank you for hosting our girl scout troop! The place is great and we will come back! April did a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SierraVistaNick
via mobile
Pistachios are the Star!

After giving Christmas gifts from this company for years, I was eager to visit the location... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
223suei
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Chandler, Arizona
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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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7288 Highway 54 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310-9141
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for hosting our girl scout troop! The place is great and we will come back! April did a great job with our tour and was very informative!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SierraVistaNick
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for bringing your troop in. We hope it was a good experience for everyone. We certainly enjoyed having you and would love to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

After giving Christmas gifts from this company for years, I was eager to visit the location firsthand. We took the tour and learned so much about the family and beginnings of this business as well about the growing, harvesting, and processing of pistachios. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 223suei
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We love that you were able to come in and see where it all started. Thank you for giving our products as gifts!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice variety of snacks, most made from pistachios. Friendly staff provided nice samples. Gift shop & easy parking.

Date of experience: May 2019
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HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on our staff. Great to hear they didn't disappoint.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family stopped by here on a Wednesday afternoon in mid-May for the farm tour. Our whole family (including four kids aged 6-13) learned a lot about what it takes to grow pistachios. It was fascinating! Our tour guide, April, did a great job. She...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review. This sounds like a great experience for all! Glad you got to try all of the yummy things we have to offer and enjoy some time on The Patio!

Reviewed May 8, 2019

Good wine not great. Great nuts! The pistachio wine is unique and a great gift idea. The staff is kind and knowledgeable about the product an must do.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diverdriverfwa
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the Pistachio Rose. It is definitely unique!

Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

The tastings were great and we made sure we got a glass to drink too. Great staff took a picture of us! Enjoyed the pistachio samples too!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lindakmom
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Glad you enjoyed the samples and wine. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed April 24, 2019

Stopped by here on a Saturday afternoon. They were getting ready for a wedding. They have a wonderful space to host that. There are samples of their pistachios and they give free tasting of their wines. They have a nice gift shop and a few...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stop. Unfortunately, weekends tend to be too busy for us to spare the staff for tours.

Reviewed April 19, 2019

We got these pistachios around Christmas they were fantastic. My daughter had gotten a bottle of their wine so we paired them together and it was beyond delicious. So we came running or should I say driving. We took the tour and the young lady...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pistachogirl
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit and the pistachios and wine. We will let April know about your complements.

Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Very nice vineyard/pistachio farm. The facility is beautiful, and the help are are fantastic (Xochitl). The wines are good and the pistachio flavors are great. They also have homemade chocolate and gelato.

Date of experience: April 2019
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HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Thank you for your review! Glad you had a good visit!

Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

The staff are helpful. The wine tasting is professional and delicious. The patio looked very inviting. The pistachios are wonderful. Definitely the place to stop at it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank oronogirl
HODAlamogordo, Public Relations Manager at Heart of the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Sounds like you had a great visit! Thank you for your review!

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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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