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  • Founded: 2002 by Pau Pijoan

  • Winery Location: The winery and its vineyards are located in Valle de Guadalupe -  mid valley, on a hill whose vineyards face southeast. 

  • Region and grape source: Various (see below) 

  • Annual Production: 3,500 cases  

  • Number of wines made: 14

  • Vineyard location, elevation and grape varieties:  

    • Valle de Guadalupe – Estate vineyards planted in 2002 by Pao Piojan, (Silvana’s father) on the northern side of the valley on a hill that faces southwest about 3 miles from the pacific. The elevation is 900 ft. Soil is a clay granite marl with small an enormous granite stones making up much of the substrate. The small vineyard occupies just 3 acres, is organically and sustainably farmed and is planted with Merlot, Syrah, Mision, Grenache, and Moscatello Giallo. 

    • Valle de Guadalupe – Bibayoff vineyards located in the ejido of El Porvenir very close to the family estate. One of the most emblematic vineyards of the region, the Bibayoff property lies at a similar elevation to the Pijoan estate, has the same soil composition and is also organically farmed. Perched on the valley’s northern wall, it has slightly better access to fresh water and contains so of the oldest vines in the region many of which are dry farmed. 

    •  Valle de Guadalupe – Magoni-Jimenez ranch located in the ejido of Francisco Zarco further up valley and more central with slightly lower elevation and primarily sandy soils. 

    •  Valle de la Grulla – Santo Domingo vineyard, organically farmed in silty-sandy soils less than 2 miles from the Pacific at an elevation of 600ft. 

    •  Valle de San Vicente – Grapes are occasionally sourced from this valley from vineyards sites of friends as needed to supplement the production from their estate. Elevations vary but the soil type is sandy, as all of the vineyards in this valley are located right in the middle of the alluvial plane.

  • Winemakers: Pau and Silvana Pijoan (Father/daugher both Mexican, both live in Valle de Guadalupe)

  • Other notes: 

    •  Family run winery that was started by Pao Pijoan in 2002. The estate has always had as its focus the creation of a project that is founded on a symbiotic relationship with the environment and local community. They have practiced organic viticulture since 2010, and, in addition to making organic wine, make a number of other spirits from a blend of herbs and flowers native to Baja. 

    •  As time goes on Silvana has been taking over the winery more and more with her vision of permaculture and implementation of practices that stimulate and support rather than deplete the land and other resources

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