Mexico is one of Latin America's oldest winemaking countries, but grapegrowing there has at times been a bumpy road. Catholic missionaries and conquistadores from Spain began cultivating grapes in the early 1500s, and land grant recipients in the colony were required to plant vines.
Valle de Guadalupe instead of Napa, one of the places that are about to be the next 'it' spots - Jake Kilroy, The Venue Report
The vaulted ceilings of Vena Cava are made out of salvaged discarded boats from a nearby port
Phil Gregory of Vena Cava, have settled in the valley and developed their own wineries together with, in the case of the Gregorys, a boutique hotel, La Villa del Valle, a celebrated restaurant next door and, the accoutrement du jour, a food truck
Designed by Alejandro D’Acosta, the winery has a roof made from old fishing boats, overturned to create domed ceilings
Wine has been produced in Baja since its introduction by the conquistadors in the 16th century.
Gregorys now produce about 36,000 bottles a year, a few even finding their way onto the wine list at Cosme in New York.
El concurso anual fue realizado durante el mes de Febrero con la participación de cientos de vinos de multiples vitivinícolas de México y Estados Unidos.
Here we were, deep in rural western Mexico, about 50 miles from the Pacific, rattling down a profoundly vacant road in an unmarked taxi bound for a restaurant recommended to me by a stranger
We drive a few more minutes, along that paved road, to what looks like a post-apocalyptic Mad Max camp. Roofs are made of upturned boat hulls, walls constructed from different coloured boards, and there's a small, incongruous lake in the middle. We're greeted by a man with flowing white hair and a strong Derby accent. The great winemaker Phil Gregory.