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AlXimia Vinicola

Camino Vecinal al tigre km. 3 | A un costado de Rancho el Parral, Valle de Guadalupe Baja California, 21720, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: AlXimia Winery is a very unique and completely different winery than what you will find anywhere else in the world. Started by a mathematician... more » Owner description: AlXimia Winery is a very unique and completely different winery than what you will find anywhere else in the world. Started by a mathematician turned winemaker, this amazing winery was built by an innovative architect, the mathematician-winemaker and his astronomer father. It’s a 3 story round building that has been called “the flying saucer that landed in the Valle de Guadalupe”, the “Cathedral of Wine”, or “a sculpture disguised as a winery”. From the 2nd floor tasting room you can see the whole winemaking process, as the grapes come to the top floor and travel by gravity to the 2 floors below for fermentation, aging in French oak barrels and bottling. The barrel room is underground and can be viewed from above. You will be able to taste and buy their delicious wines – mostly non-traditional blends that make the best of the Italian & Spanish varietals that grow so well in these hot wine valleys. Alvaro (the winemaker) is considered one of the best up & coming winemakers in Mexico, and his wines have received multiple accolades – being rated 91 to 95 by Mexico’s top sommeliers. « less
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Rosarito Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This place, archetecturally, looks like the Mt. Wilson Observatory, but the wine is pretty good, not great. They emphasis the "tintos", but I preferred the white. Nice little restaurant overlooking the vineyard, with a view of the distant mountains. Limited tapas-type menu. Try the duck liver pate. Skip the steamed mussels at all costs. Weird texture. The staff was exceptionally... More

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San Diego, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Valle de Guadalupe is full of surprises. One of the biggest ones is the space ship in the middle of the desert !. No it is not a spaceship but a winery. The building has been designed to collect rainwater and to emphasize breezes in the harsh climate. The wine is pricey but several of the pours are delicious.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We loved everything about it!! The place is fantastic and the food was really good!! We only wanted to have the wine tasting but we ended up having lunch over there. Service was also very good. No complaints!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Driving down the road, you'll see this spaceship like of a building and wonder what the heck it is. The building itself is beautifully designed and if you talk to the people there it's done to promote conservation in the best way possible. It was hot as hell the weekend we went, and as soon as you step inside the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Architecture stands out from other wineries in the valley. Nice enough Terraza to sit out for a meal. Wine was disappointing. If you are short on time, this does not have to be on your "must visit" list.

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Rosarito, Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

An architectural work of art....oh and they have great wines to taste too. Take a tour if you can and learn how this fascinating winery came together and is flourishing. The passion and artistry of how they make wines is an inspiration. We didn't have time to eat at the restaurant, but it is a beautiful setting and Martin San... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were intrigued by both the architectural aspect (utilizing nature in both design and production) and the wines. The building is absolutely unique among wineries. The tour shows your how grapes come in from the top floor and literally drop down to fermentation and eventually to finish in the cellar. Of the numerous tastings we did in the valley, this... More

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Bonsall
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is an amazing little boutique winery constructed with great architectural interest and makes wines using methods constructed with the thoughts of being both natural and efficient. Definitely worth a visit

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

To raise a winery in the middle of a dessert is like a miracle. The architecture is really interesting, using the roof to collect the scarce water. The concept, design of labels and concept of the wines..earth, air, water... gives you the idea of the type of wine. Very interesting, not cheap for the quality.

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Quebec City, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We arrived there and got a little tour. The guy explained us how the building will work when it will be finish. Amazing design of the building and eco-friendly features. The we tasted 4 wines. They tasted something I never tasted before. It was good and service was great. Setting could be a little better to let us be close... More

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mjalvarez, Manager at AlXimia Vinicola, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and our unique wines. Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is really appreciated. We have already made some changes so that that visitors can enjoy the setting better in the future. We removed the table that was "hidden" behind the wall in the corner, and will be adding more tables... More

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