General information: Sierravita winery is an integral, 100% family project that began in 2013. It is ideally located in the heart of the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, with a privileged 360 degree view over a vineyard planted in almost 5 hectares of the following varietals: Merlot, Shiraz, Grenache and Malbec, among others. The onsite restaurant Once Pueblos in honor of the Cañada de los Once Pueblos, a small valley that encompasses from east to west the edge of the Meseta Purépecha of Michoacán, located about 30 kilometers from the city of Zamora, Michoacán, where our Chef Sandra Vazquez is from and the winemaker and owner, Dr. Arnulfo Vazquez. There are eleven indigenous peoples Purépechas each with their own clearly defined characteristics and very different from each other: Urën, Tanaquillo, Acachuén, Santo Tomás, Zopoco, Huáncito, Ichán, Tacuro, Carapan, San Juan Carapán, and Chilchota. We opened our doors in May 2018 and since then our objective has been to publicize the variety and richness of the cuisine and culture of the central-southern part of Mexico with special emphasis on the state of Michoacán and its cuisine with indigenous roots. We define our cuisine as traditional, Mexican mainly from Michoacán honoring our origins and incorporating ingredients from Baja California as a tribute to the generosity with which we have been welcomed by this land. Our gastronomic proposal is known for being authentic and we invite those who enjoy to discover more about the central-south culture of Mexico especially Michoacan. The name of our winery is Sierravita and before we are a winery we are a vineyard. The plantation was carried out by Dr. Arnulfo Vázquez Fernandez in 2013. He represents the third generation of his family to work the fields. His grandfather and father, before him, were farmers. Inspired in large part by his deep love and respect for the land, he decided to undertake this project whose primary focus is the precise care and hard work of the vineyard seeking to always obtain honest wines free of corrections as a final result. A good wine always begins with the vineyard. To achieve this we adhere to viticulture practices symbiotic, without the application of pesticides and with a water consciousness, we provide our vines with only the necessary water even if it means having less production. We use traditional plow with horse thus reducing the use of tractors and we harvest by hand. Finally we take extreme care in the cultivation of our vines, seeking to obtain the best quality possible in the final product, always respecting the flavor of the original grape.
Location: Camino Vecinal, parcela 182 Ejido el porvenir, 22755 Francisco Zarco (Valle de Guadalupe), B.C.
Hours of operation: Thursday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)