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Acclaimed Baja winery Paralelo is flanked on all sides of its ultra-modern structure by 250 acres of carefuly tended Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel vines.  Inspired and drawn from the earth, Paralelo honors the terrain of the Valle de Guadalupe in which it has taken form.  From the first glance, visitors can tell that Paralelo will offer something fierce, proud, and different.  It is an ambitious project: use identical ingredients, in exact proportions, yet nurtured on different terrain.  Grown in parallel, as it were.  The same grape varietal will give forth a complex and unique flavor from its twin, depending on whether it has flourished in sandy earth, rocky ground, hillside or reddish clay.  This inspired project is the creation of visionary winemaker, enologist, acclaimed consultant, and all-around wine genius Hugo D'Acosta.  Renowned both in Mexico and now internationally for the profound impact of his work upon the Valle de Guadalupe, D'Acosta is also the force behind Casa de Piedra and winemaker for many other local wineries and the head of La Escuelita, a non-profit winemaking school in the Guadalupe Valley.  Paralelo produces three wines ~ two reds and a Sauvignon Blanc, created by Paralelo's resident enologist Daniel Lonnberg.  Architect Alejandro D'Acosta (Hugo's brother) along with wife Claudia Turrent, are the creative force behind the design of the eco-winery.  The rammed earth walls were imprinted with different objects they'd found on the property...from olive branches to Barbie dolls, bamboo and old tires.

website: www.paralelo.com.mx