When our hopes of mountain biking were washed away by torrential rain (at least for L.A. natives!), we decided to explore the wine region instead. As we were listening to a SciFi... read more
AlXimia Winery is a very unique and completely different winery than what...
AlXimia Winery is a very unique and completely different winery than what
you will find anywhere else in the world. Started by a mathematician
turned winemaker, this amazing winery was built by an innovative architect,
the mathematician-winemaker and his astronomer father.
It’s a 3 story round building that has been called “the flying saucer that
landed in the Valle de Guadalupe”, the “Cathedral of Wine”, or “a sculpture
disguised as a winery”. From the 2nd floor tasting room you can see the
whole winemaking process, as the grapes come to the top floor and travel by
gravity to the 2 floors below for fermentation, aging in French oak barrels
and bottling. The barrel room is underground and can be viewed from above.
You will be able to taste and buy their delicious wines – mostly
non-traditional blends that make the best of the Italian & Spanish
varietals that grow so well in these hot wine valleys. Alvaro (the
winemaker) is considered one of the best up & coming winemakers in Mexico,
and his wines have received multiple accolades – being rated 91 to 95 by
Mexico’s top sommeliers.