Each new winery we visited in our trip to Baja's Valle de Guadalupe seemed more impressive. And none so much as Clos de Tres Cantos Winery. Here the original, creative architecture shows in a series of stone pyramids which are where the grapes are crushed, the fermentation takes place and barrel storage.
Most impressive was how wine bottles are being used as window and skylight lighting. The effect when sunlight strikes the glass is a dazzling display of multiply colors.
Our hosts were Owners Joaquin Maya Cusi and Maria Benitez, who after guiding us through a tour of the pyramids, took us to their showplace tasting room. Here with a combination of indoor and plaza seating we tasted some of their wines as well as an array of most delicious appetizers.
The wines were mostly blends using classic varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Grenache and Mourvedre.
We left with no doubt that Clos de Tres Cantos Winery has a brilliant future.