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On Friday we visited Vena Cava and winery owned by Phil and Eileen Gregory, where Phil is also the Enólogo. The winery is made up of a number of upside down boats which welcomes you to a slightly funky decor.

The entrance to the Vena Cava vinicola.

The entrance to the Vena Cava vinicola.

 

Vena Cava

Vena Cava

 

The architecture of the Vena Cava winicola is based upon upside down boats.

The architecture of the Vena Cava winicola is based upon upside down boats.

There also is a water pond just past the parking lot. It gives a beach front feeling that you will not receive at any of the other wineries.

Beach Front at Vena Cava?

Beach Front at Vena Cava?

When we entered the winery, the crew were in the middle of bottling some of the wine. Very organized and productive process.

Bottling Rose at Vena Cava

Bottling Rose at Vena Cava

Inside the barrel storage area, the a numerous barrels of various blends, some of which have the same grapes but have slightly different mixes of the grapes.

La Cava en la Vena Cava

La Cava en la Vena Cava

 

La Cava en la Vena Cava

La Cava en la Vena Cava

Prior to our tasting Jo Ann was having a conversation about the history of the wines.

Jo Ann in the Vena Cava Tasting Room

Jo Ann in the Vena Cava Tasting Room

Vena Cava has an extensive portfolio of wines, but alas we did not get to taste all of them.

Seleccion de vino en Vena Cava

Seleccion de vino en Vena Cava

 

We did not get to try this bottle yet, so I can not comment on the taste or aroma.

We did not get to try this bottle yet, so I can not comment on the taste or aroma.

 

We did not get to try this bottle yet, maybe we will return, but the blend looks very interesting to me.

We did not get to try this bottle yet, maybe we will return, but the blend looks very interesting to me.

 

I enjoyed the Vena Cava Zinfadel.

I enjoyed the Vena Cava Zinfandel. I found the wine had a great deep red color, good clarity. It had a fruity but was not spicy. I rated it 3.5 out of 5.

 

The Vena Cava Rosado 2014 was a very unique blend for a Rosado.

The Vena Cava Rosado 2014 was a very unique blend for a Rosado. It has long legs, but was a little thin on taste. My rating was 2.5 out of 5.

 

The white was a mix of varietals and was very good.

The white was a mix of varietals and was very good. It has a sweet taste but is very complex for a white wine. I rated this 4.0 out of 5.

 

View across the Valle

View across the Valle

We did come back the following Tuesday in order to meet up with Phil and talk about his wines. Here is Jo Ann and Phil sharing a great glass of the Big Blend.

Phil Gregory and Jo Ann

Phil Gregory and Jo Ann

Address: Rancho San Marcos, Toros Pintos S7N, Ejido Francisco Zarco, Ensenada, B.C.

Phone: +52 (646) 156-8053

www.venacavawine.com

email: venacavawines@gmail.com

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