Vinicola Regional de Ensenada
Three generations of Familia Curis have remained committed to a singular goal and purpose, contribute to the development of a fully functional “wine culture” in Mexico.
Their respect for the land, attention to detail and their commitment to producing high-quality wine grapes has earned them the reputation for being one of the region’s top grape growers. Not surprisingly, they have become the main supplier of grapes for many wineries located in Valle de Guadalupe.
Ironically, their vineyards are located south of Ensenada, along the original wine route (“Antigua Ruta del Vino”), in San Vicente. Their vineyard, “Llano Colorado”, spans 922 total acres of which 440 acres are planted. The remaining 482 acres will be planted as future market conditions dictate.
Unlike parts of Valle de Guadalupe that suffer from a lack of water or high mineral levels, the Llano Colorado vineyard is blessed with a fresh and ample water source in addition to well-draining soils that showcase clay, stony, alluvial and volcanic components.
Although the family’s primary focus remains the cultivation and sale of quality wine grapes to other wineries, a plan is now in place to gradually expand the Viresa brand into the U.S. market. There is also plans to develop a line of “value driven wines”, something that is currently lacking in the marketplace.
Owner: Curis Family
Production: 10,000 cases
Alberto Curis and Camillo Magoni