Rancho Malagón is a beautifully refurbished private estate in northern Baja California's scenic Valle de Guadalupe. First settled and planted with Grenache grapes in the early 1900s by Russian Molokan settlers, the 400 acre property has belonged for many generations to the Malagón Family.
In 2000 Jose Luis Malagón purchased the rancho from his relatives with the goal of revitalizing the old vines and creating a world-class winery. Since that time, Malagón and his family have worked hard to produce memorable wines of the finest quality.
Visitors to Viñedos Malagón may arrange private afternoon wine tastings for up to 8 people in the 110 year old reconstructed adobe tasting house which showcases a small wine bar and kitchen, two sitting rooms furnished with rustic artisanal pieces, and dual outdoor patios. Attentive service is provided by winery staff who serve guests with wine and cheese.
Viñedos Malagón recently welcomed gifted winemaker Alberto Rubio to their team. Rubio, also currently known in wine circles for his work with Mogor-Badan and Fluxus, shares the Malagón passion and vision for their vineyards and wines.
Malagón wines have been highly praised and reviewed in such international publications as Wine Spectator magazine, which awarded 92 points to their 2006 Reserva de Familia - an elegant blend of Cabernet-Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot and Petite Syrah aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels.
Other highly regarded Malagón wines include the dynamic Equua, a blend of Grenache and Petite Syrah aged seven months in new white oak barrels; a 100% Grenache which pays homage to the terroir and its history, and Reserva de Famila - Vino Tinto, a romantic blend of Cabernet and Merlot.
Rancho Malagón offers a warm, inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy the fine wines created with care in its winery. Visitors will appreciate the historical charm of its restored architecture framed against a panoramic view of the extensive vineyards and nearby foothills.