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  • Founded: 2020 by Xaime Niembro

  • Winery location: El Marqués, Queretaro, Mexico 

  • Region and grape source:    

    • Estate Vineyards – 6 hectares in El Marqués, Querétaro. Soil profile is clay and organic matter at an elevation of 6,266 ft.  

    • Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato - Soil profile is mostly clay some organic matter at an elevation of 6,300 ft.  

  • Annual production: 850 cases 

  • Number of wines made: 7

  • Vineyard location, elevation and grape varieties:

    • Estate Vineyards – El Marqués, Querétaro,  6,266 ft. - Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Xarel-lo, Grenache   

    • Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, 6,300 ft. - Macabeo, Alberiño, Muscat

  • Winemaker:They don’t have a winemaker - they make wine as a team. Daniela, Julio and Xaime dedicate part of their time to make beautiful and delicious completely natural wines. 

  • Click HERE to visit their website

  • Other notes:

    • The winery was founded in 2020 by Xaime Niembro, who, after making mezcal for 10 years in Oaxaca, decided to continue to explore the diverse range of ingredients that Mexican soil could offer and the endless possibilities of creating delicious beverages from them when approached from a strictly natural style. In his opinion, there is no other approach that respects the planet and is beneficial to the people who consume the wine – the two points most important to him.

    • This estate makes only natural wine. All wines are fermented on ambient yeast, receive no corrections, and are bottled without fining or filtration. No sulfites are used at any point in the process. 

    • Most grapes are sourced from organically farmed estate vines with a small supplement from the organic vineyards of a friend’s estate in Guanajuato. 

    • They make almost no wine! These are utterly reference wines that are destined to be highly allocated. 

    • “Barrigón” is the word in Spanish for someone with a big belly! This struck them as a great name because everything that goes to your belly should make you feel happy, it should be something you enjoy. The label of each wine has a person on it that represents each of the “Barrigones” that is part of the team that makes this wine possible, all represented with big bellies and fun attitudes. Joy of life, companionship and respect for each other and the planet are the focus of this estate. In their own words: “We don’t just make wine because we love it, we make it because we love to eat, we love to drink, we love to enjoy ourselves, we love to share and we are endlessly marveling at what each vintage brings to us”.

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