Sarah’s Travels

Mexico: Tour of the L.A. Cetto Winery in Guadalupe, Baja California - Part 1
Date: 26 September 2010

I am so busy living my life that I hardly have time to write about it. Two days ago, I took a (free) tour with (free) wine degustation at the plant of L.A. Cetto in Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico, some 20 miles North East of Ensenada, on La Ruta Del Vino where I ride every day.

The tour was in (rapid) Spanish, and although my Spanish is improving day by day, I have to admit that I did not understand one single word of the whole one-hour tour... And it's not because of the wine degustation, which happened only at the end of the tour. But still, from seeing the equipment, I got a good feel for how the wine-making process happens at L.A. Cetto, that I hope you will get too from the pictures on these two posts (Part 1 and Part 2).

The vineyard on each side of the road to the winery:

Nice encounter on the road to the winery:

Beginning of the process, metal containers where the grapes are poured:

Conveyers then take the grapes to these processors:

The juice is then transferred here:

And then there:

Later, the wine is put in barrels. Here is our guide and
lots of barrels, some of which are shipped worldwide:

More barrels (each one has a date):