The first stop on our recent Baja wine-tasting adventure was Hacienda la Lomita, a vintner in the little village of San Antonio de las Minas. Like most winemakers in the Valle de Guadalupe, they produce mostly red wines due to the area's hot, dry climate, though we sampled one chardonnay made from grapes sourced closer to the coast. Hacienda La Lomita is best known for a duo of opposing wines they call Sacro and Pagano (“sacred” and “pagan”) – Sacro is a fruity cabernet-merlot blend, and Pagano (my favorite) is a fiery grenache.
The winery has a luxe and modern tasting room with a gorgeous view across the valley's vineyards and estates.
Ask for a free tour and they'll show off their modern wine cellar and unique two-story tank room.