Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Winery: Viñas Tierra Santa

A couple weeks ago my friend Colleen and I spent a day in the Valle de Guadalupe exploring.  We had no real plan other than to check out places we had never visited before.  Meandering the Valle's dirt roads is one of my favorite things to do in the Valle.  Without fail the Valle always reveals something special.  

Just before lunch I pulled off Highway 3 onto the dirt road that leads to La Villa de Valle (I may of been thinking of Troika's Lechon) and noticed the sign for Viñas Tierra Santa (VTS).  Neither of us had heard of VTS before and since the gate was open we headed towards a couple buildings on the property.

We were immediately greeted by Gloria who along with her husband Dr. Mario Nomura own and run the winery.  Gloria was more than a gracious host.  She gave us a tour of the place, shared their story and their wine. The VTS is their passion project .  They both have full time jobs and they operate winery in their "spare" time.

Open only on weekends VTS is definitely worth a visit.  They currently produce three wines that are very drinkable and reasonably priced.  It is also worth mentioning that their barrel room has a beautiful mural painted by Liliana Molins.  It is one of my favorite art pieces in the Valle.         

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