An incredibly successful winery in Baja California with wines garnering high scores and medals in competitions
One of the larger wineries in the Valle de Guadalupe is the beautiful Viñedos Malagón that sits on 400 acres of rolling hills in a practically pristine setting. The ranch itself has been in place for over a century and was first developed by Russian settlers who came and found the rich soils to their liking. In 2000, Jose Luis Malagón bought the property and its section of ‘Old Vine’ (originally planted in the 1960’s) Grenache. The Malagóns (Jose and wife Rachel) developed the property and immediately updated the winery equipment and winery structures, and also built a church with twin towers that still rings its bells to call the faithful to prayer. The property also contains a bed and breakfast operation for visitors that is framed by fragrant white rose bushes that remind visitors of an earlier age.
The first releases of Viñedos Malagón appeared in 2005 and have been incredibly successful. Viñedos Malagón produces around 5,200 cases each year and has garnered a number of high scores and medals in competitions. Our International Wine Club members will enjoy this unique feature from Baja, Mexico.
See the other two other featured wineries in this wine club shipment!
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Map of the area
Alberto Rubio - Winemaker
Alberto Rubio is an enologist who studied in France and imparts his appreciation for French winemaking. His former winemaking jobs include Vinícola La Trinidad, Bodegas F. Rubio (Rubio’s uncle’s successful winery), Vinícola Mogor Badan, as well as La Borde Vieille in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. He is considered one of the rising stars of the Mexican wine industry and has his own small winery called Vino Fluxus. He has appeared at several international wine and food events including the mammoth Kapalua Wine and Food Festival in Hawaii.
The Flag of Mexico
Established in 1968, the Mexican flag is full of national symbolism. The flag consists of three vertical bands in green, white, and red, with the Mexican Coat of Arms in the center of the white band. The green band represents hope, the white band represents unity, and the red band represents the blood of the national heroes. Mexico’s Coat of Arms symbolizes the Aztec heritage and, according to legend, recounts the way the Aztecs chose the location for their capital city, Tenochtitlan (where Mexico City stands today). According to the legend, the Gods had advised the Aztecs to settle in a place where they found an eagle on a prickly pear cactus eating a serpent. The Aztecs saw this mythical sight in a place that was quite inhospitable - a swampy area in the center of three lakes, but this is where they settled and build the great city of Tenochtitlan. This image is now the Mexican Coat of Arms and it is proudly displayed on the flag.