Hector brings a menu of pairing suggestions and our first tasting, a young red, 2017 Baya Baya, meaning two grapes, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot held briefly in stainless steel. We were quite surprised with the lively bouquet and full flavor without benefit of time in the barrel. This is a signature of Mexico’s wine industry that is in the process of educating their people to the world of wine. This definitely is a great starter and will please even seasoned wine lovers. - By Martina, see entire article here.
Solar Fortun is a family owned winery located in the northeastern part of Valle de Guadalupe; on the highest point of the valley at close to 1100 ft over sea level. The vineyard has mostly sandy soils and high winds which help the vines stay healthy and retain good levels of acidity and elegance.
Santiago Lopez is the winemaker in charge of Solar Fortun. UC Davis educated in winemaking, also a Penn state undergrad in engineering science. Santiago looks for elegance and balance in his wines, making sure not to over ripen, over extract or over oak his wines.