Vinos Tres Valles (aka VTV) had simply planned on sharing their wines amongst family and friends, though it quickly became apparent from their first harvest that Vitivinícola Tres Valles was producing an outstanding product. Established in 1999, the winery has several rich, herbaceous reds and medium bodied, well balanced whites. Most of the wines are named in the indigenous Kiliwa language (i.e. KOJAA, which means “wine”).
The winery has a treehouse-like tasting room of rustic artistry where owner/winemaker Joaquín Prieto pours lovely reds from the three valleys. This is why the name Tres Valles was given, because the wines are produced with grapes harvested from the three major valleys of the region: San Antonio de las Minas Valley, San Vicente Ferrer and Guadalupe Valley. Prieto’s wines are a true blend of strong grape varietals that have helped inspire the valley as a whole. Tres Valles pays homage to the origins of their state and proudly so by branding the basis of their image on the indigenous groups in Baja California, therein spreading its culture and tradition.
Great wine to try:
Tres Valles 2011 Jalá (Guadalupe and San Vicente Valleys).
Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, a bold and strong blend, with mid-palate tannins, the ripe berry flavors will linger with spice.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Grenache, Petite Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Fee: Unknown
Reservation Required: For Guided visits, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Monday-Friday reservations calling from the U.S. 01152 (646) 178 80 52.
Address: Vitivinicola Tres Valles,
Ensenada, Baja California México
Directions: To get there take Tecate-Ensenada Federal No. 3 highway. Once you reach the heart of San Antonio de las Minas, if you are coming from Ensenada, make a right hand turn at Benito Juarez, the only paved road in town. Go 6 streets further down and turn left at Ignacio Comonfort. Go down one more block and turn right at Lerdo de Tejada. Keep going two more blocks down and Vinos Tres Valles will be at your left-hand side.
Phone: 646 178 8052 (local) or from the U.S. 01152 (646) 178 80 52.
Facebook: Tres Valles