Located in the heart of the Antigua Ruta del Vino, South of Ensenada, Bin Valle de la Grulla, the Aldo Cesar Palafox winery is firmly rooted in family traditions that originated centuries ago by the Spanish missionaries. At the heart of the family’s traditions is an understanding and appreciation for the land and the importance of responsible stewardship which insures that it will be enjoyed and farmed by future generations of Palafox.
The family tradition of making wine dates back to the nineteenth century with the focus being on artisan winemaking for family consumption. In 1997, the planting of noble grape varietals initiated the evolution of a new wine project and in 2009, a new subterranean cellar was incorporated to this project.
For more than three generations Palafox has honored the vision of the missionaries over these lands while embracing the family’s wine tradition. Steadily they have improved farming techniques as well as incorporating modern winemaking practices. All with one goal in mind . . . . making wine that pays tribute to Baja California’s proud wine making history and culture that spans more than 100 years.
Our first plantations in 1997 were 5 hectares of Syrah. Today we have more than 40 hectares planted with the Chardonnay varieties. Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Frank, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Mission Nebbiolo, Syrah and Tempranillo.
In the elaboration of our wines we use only our own grapes, thus capturing our terroir and passion, offering the best quality that our land allows us to give.
Lourdes “Lulu” Martinez Ojeda, formerly of Bodegas Henri Lurton, is the winemaker/partner at Bruma. Lulu learned her craft working at Chateau Brane-Cantenac in Margaux for 10+ years.
Owner: Palafox Family
Winemaker: Lourdes Martinez Ojeda
Production: 5,000 cases
Tasting Room by appointment only
- 2017 Palafox Marija (Chenin Blanc)
- 2019 Palafox Pionero Blanco
- 2019 Palafox Rose Natural
- 2019 Palafox Pionero Tinto
- 2018 Palafox Tributo
- 2017 Palafox Tributo