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  • ​​Founded: Founded in 2005

  • Winery location: The winery is located in the center of Valle de Guadalupe in the ejido of El Porvenir, approximately 10 miles from the Pacific. 

  • Region and grape source: Grapes are mainly sourced from select vineyard sites in Valle de San Vicente to the south, but the estate does have its own organically farmed estate vineyards in Valle de Guadalupe that are factor more into their wines each year. Vineyard sites in the valley's of Ojos Negros and Santo Tomás are also used, but for wines Beso doesn't currently import. 

  • Annual production: 2,000 cases  

  • Number of wines made: 20 wines (10 regular labels and 10 that are rotating experiments)

  • Vineyard location, elevation and grape varieties:

    • Valle de Guadalupe - estate vines - 900 ft - (Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cinsault, Mourvedre and Tempranillo ). Soil is calcarious. 9.8 acres are under vine. 

    • Valle de San Vicente - 600 ft - (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot). Sandy soils in an alluvial plane. 

  • Winemaker: Phil Gregory (Born in England, now a Mexican citizen, lives in Valle de Guadalupe) 

  • Other notes: 

    • Vena Cava is a boutique winery founded in 2005 by Phil and Eileen Gregory under the principles of passion and quality over quantity. While they didn’t start with the intention of making “natural” wines, the more they learned the more this seemed the only interesting route forward. Today they are among the standouts of wineries in Mexico that are making exceptional wines in a “natural” style. While the estate makes wines that are strictly natural and others that are organically farmed and non-interventionalist, their “conventional” wines are more in keeping with natural wine making than most. Beso Imports has decided for the moment to only import their purely natural wines. ​

    • All Vena Cava wines in the Beso Portfolio are made with organic grapes, fermented with native yeast, see no corrections, fining or additives and are bottled unfiltered without the addition of sulfites.

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