Learn About Wine Production in AlXimia
Chaired by the winemaker Álvaro Álvarez, this family business bases its philosophy on respect for the environment. For this reason, its top wines bear names such as Helios, Magma, Pira or Aqua, alluding to the four elements. The story began in 2004 with the planting of the vineyard. The following year, grapes were harvested, resulting in just 20 cases of AlXimia Cabernet and AlXimia Cabernet Merlot. For this reason, 2008 is considered the first formal starting year.
The winery’s relaxed circular building fits perfectly into the brand’s ecological ethos, and allows visitors to view the entire process from the tasting room: the vineyard—which today produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Tempranillo and Barbera grapes—the grape selection and destemming area, the fermentation and aging rooms in oak barrels.
AlXimia also has a restaurant called La X where they organize wine pairings and sometimes events with paella, live music, and even poetry readings. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a terrace overlooking the valley, with some lovely hanging chairs.
AlXimia Vino Elemental, Villa de Juárez, B.C., MéxicoSee map