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“Winery Solybarro on the Ruta del Vino, Baja”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tour Ruta del Vino

Tour Ruta del Vino
Ranked #6 of 22 Tours in Ensenada
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“Winery Solybarro on the Ruta del Vino, Baja”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Returning from the Baja we made a quick stop to check out the Ruta del Vino everyone down there was talking about.

At random, we picked one winery right off the main road- Solybarro.

This modest establishment was founded by a retired Swiss Chef turned winemaker/entrepreneur, Aime Desponds.

Three wines were available for sampling at the rather costly fee of $7 US for 2 oz pours. We found the Grenache/Cab blend to be a pretty sophisticated effort- full,floral nose with classic Grenache character backed up with some Cab tannin for spine. Worth the $22 we plunked down for a few bottles. The white Malvasia is clearly a labor of love and the nose is gorgeous to be sure with a dead dry finish that opens up with echoes of exotic fruits. Intriguing. The third wine, a red, felt unpleasantly salty on the tongue perhaps influenced by brackish irrigation water?

On site dining is available on week-end and we were sorry not to be able to sample the Swiss influenced menu.

We were very happy we stopped by and it makes us curious about sampling other wineries in the area.

We would be even happier if the custom of applying tasting fees to purchases could be adopted...

Visited July 2014
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“wine Route Ensenada Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

A gorgeous day. You can start at any hotel or just drive yourself around. It's not a tricky road, doesn't have trick curves and is a lovely view of the area.
If you follow and ask a few locals. You'll find nice restaurants along the way hacienda style, having brunch al fresco is a must. There are also delicious places for cheese tasting. Again with a tour and or taking a j

Nice relaxed drive on your time is easy and relatively safe. As ling as you don't drink too much
There are some military stops but there are no problems. So many americans is a well known route.
The priciest wine tasting was at Domecq, but that's where we bought most of the reserved wines.

Visited May 2013
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