The Valle de Guadalupe is close to paradise. That valley has this ability to touch every one of your senses from the oddly unnatural silence in the air being away from the urban drone, the scent of desert plants and flowers blooming, the warm sun on our skin, to the taste of wine cultivated exclusively there. Though no doubt more remarkable were the people we met whom without knowing us treated us with such kindness and passion I have a closer idea of what being human is.
I do not think I will ever be able to thank Jay and DD for including me on this trip - an amazing day is a poor way to describe it sufficiently. Thousand thanks goes out to Pat and Candice for also sharing the day with me - its way too easy to have such a fantastic time with like-minded, wonderful individuals as you all.
We met with Jair at his restaurant and head over to Parellelo, a winery whose architecture expressed a Mexican sensibility and had every functional and environmental aspect was carefully incorporated into its being. We were given a tour and sampled 2 wines.
West to El Mogor - a small winery run by a enterprising man who outgrew a hobby for making wine, where we sampled a swiss grape wine and a annual field blend in the cool underground wine cellar.
Then it was Laja.