Sunday, May 23, 2010
Freixenet of Mexico has two lines of product: Frothy Wine, which is 80 % of the total production and 20% remaining are wines of table.
Adobe Guadalupe is a working winery, plus a bed and breakfast with six guest rooms. We are located in the Guadalupe Valley near Ensenada, Baja California. The successful wineries in the Guadalupe Valley today continue the tradition begun by the Russian immigrants who, arriving with their vine cuttings in 1904, planted the valley's first vineyards.
The Guadalupe Valley is about two-thirds the size of Napa Valley and weather conditions there are quite similar to those in southwestern France. Grapes are looked after with the utmost of care, and the wines rival any produced in the new world.
We have 60 acres of vineyards where we grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Shiraz and a bit of Viognier grapes. We started our vineyards in 1998 and had our first harvest in 2000.
Viñas Pijoan started as a hobby, a desire to make wine and share it with family and friends, but Pau Pijoan, a Catalan settled in México, made a hit with his hobby and had no choice than to keep it going and growing!!!
I visited this winery a little while ago and i was very well impressed, not only for the quality of the wines, but also for the personality of Pau, the owner and winemaker. But most of all, i was impressed to see the love of this man for his family and his wines; such love that as a tribute to the women of his family, each wine have their names.
The article continues here: http://www.g-naya.com/2009/09/18/vinas-pijoan-a-tribute-to-women-and-family/