About Us

Vinos Pijoan is a small family business based in the Guadalupe Valley, Baja California. Born during the initial boom of boutique Mexican wineries, we have grown slowly and consistently to produce wines of spectacular quality.

Pau Pijoan, Mexican of Catalan origin and veterinarian by profession, discovered his love for wine early at the family table, but it wasn’t until approaching retirement that he embarked on an adventure that would completely change his way of life. In 1999 he took a winemaking course at “La Escuelita” * where he made his first barrel of Cabernet-Merlot. Since this initial experience, he immersed himself body and soul in this new stage in the winemaking trade.

Without claiming to be an enologist or sommelier, his long background as a scientist laid the groundwork for a disciplined and methodical study of the art of making great wine. With the help of his adviser and mentor Hugo D’Acosta, Pau is known for producing authentic wines with heart and integrity. Fortunately, the world of Mexican wine has recognized his accomplishments as shown by the preference and loyalty of many clients.

*La Escuelita is a project dedicated to teaching the art of winemaking, considered a catalyst in the development and evolution of Mexican viticulture.

 

Our Story

In this timeline we want to share our story and vision and give some perspective on where we have come from and where we are going.

 

1999

Vine bud bursting

Pau Pijoan is trained by Hugo D’Acosta in La Escuelita, Baja’s “wine incubator”, becoming part of the 2nd generation.

2001

Our land

The wine ‘Alborada’ (now named Leonora) which came from 2 barrels made in the garage, earns 5th place at a national wine contest, which propels us to start the project on a more commercial scale.

We acquire our 5 acre property in Valle de Guadalupe and start winemaking on a micro scale.

The second label named after a woman is released: Nuria, in honor of Pau’s mother. The name would later turn into ‘Mare’ – mother in Catalan. Thus the family series begins…

2002

Our first white wine

We plant 1 acre of Merlot.

We release our first white wine, Silvana, a Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc blend, named after the youngest daughter.

All our labels are hand-numbered.

Our wines now begin selling in larger cities: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta.

2003

Our first grape crusher

Small feats accomplished: our first crusher-destemmer and basket press arrive.

2004

We finished Family series

Paula and Doménica wines are released, thus completing the first Family series.

We celebrate our fist event in Las Vendimias at Jair Tellez’s famed Laja restaurant.

Our first stainless steel tank.

2005

Barrels

We produce 16 barrels.

2006

Building dreams

Construction completed of the 1st phase of our winery.

2008

Carmen María

We present Carmen María, in honor of Pau’s sister.

2009

France

The Coordenadas Project begins by acquiring 7 acres of grape plantation in Rousillon, France: Carignan, Grenache and Syrah.

Our first winetasting room is now open.

2010

Convertible Rojo

Ruby Cabernet, Barbera and Colombard: Convertible Rojo (Red Convertible) is presented in Mexico City.

2011

Growing bigger

From 2005 to 2011 we increase the number of barrels produced by 600%.

Convertible Rosa, our first Rosé now joins the family.

Coordenadas Mx/Fr made with wine from Baja and French grapes, is released.

2012

Building more

Completion of our winery.

Proudly joining hands with world-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera during this year’s Fiestas de la Vendimia event.

2013

Our wine cellar

The construction of our underground barrel cellar is complete.

International Chef Federico López cooks up a great pairing for our wines during this year’s Fiestas de la Vendimia.

2015

More room for tasting

The tasting room grows to twice its size, gladly receiving more and more visitors each year.

The first Vendimia’s event we host at our winery, with Chef Javier Plascencia delighting our attendees and Colin Weeks, cigar connoisseur, pairing wines with cigars.

1999

Vine bud bursting

Pau Pijoan is trained by Hugo D’Acosta in La Escuelita, Baja’s “wine incubator”, becoming part of the 2nd generation.

2001

Our land

The wine ‘Alborada’ (now named Leonora) which came from 2 barrels made in the garage, earns 5th place at a national wine contest, which propels us to start the project on a more commercial scale.

We acquire our 5 acre property in Valle de Guadalupe and start winemaking on a micro scale.

The second label named after a woman is released: Nuria, in honor of Pau’s mother. The name would later turn into ‘Mare’ – mother in Catalan. Thus the family series begins…

2002

Our first white wine

We plant 1 acre of Merlot.

We release our first white wine, Silvana, a Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc blend, named after the youngest daughter.

All our labels are hand-numbered.

Our wines now begin selling in larger cities: Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puerto Vallarta.

2003

Our first grape crusher

Small feats accomplished: our first crusher-destemmer and basket press arrive.

2004

We finished Family series

Paula and Doménica wines are released, thus completing the first Family series.

We celebrate our fist event in Las Vendimias at Jair Tellez’s famed Laja restaurant.

Our first stainless steel tank.

2005

Barrels

We produce 16 barrels.

2006

Building dreams

Construction completed of the 1st phase of our winery.

2008

Carmen María

We present Carmen María, in honor of Pau’s sister.

2009

France

The Coordenadas Project begins by acquiring 7 acres of grape plantation in Rousillon, France: Carignan, Grenache and Syrah.

Our first winetasting room is now open.

2010

Convertible Rojo

Ruby Cabernet, Barbera and Colombard: Convertible Rojo (Red Convertible) is presented in Mexico City.

2011

Growing bigger

From 2005 to 2011 we increase the number of barrels produced by 600%.

Convertible Rosa, our first Rosé now joins the family.

Coordenadas Mx/Fr made with wine from Baja and French grapes, is released.

2012

Building more

Completion of our winery.

Proudly joining hands with world-renowned Chef Enrique Olvera during this year’s Fiestas de la Vendimia event.

2013

Our wine cellar

The construction of our underground barrel cellar is complete.

International Chef Federico López cooks up a great pairing for our wines during this year’s Fiestas de la Vendimia.

2015

More room for tasting

The tasting room grows to twice its size, gladly receiving more and more visitors each year.

The first Vendimia’s event we host at our winery, with Chef Javier Plascencia delighting our attendees and Colin Weeks, cigar connoisseur, pairing wines with cigars.

 

Contact us

CONTACT US








(646) 127 1251

Carretera Francisco Zarco - El Tigre Km. 12+800

Ejido El Porvenir, Valle de Guadalupe,

Baja California, México

info@vinospijoan.com


Locate us

We are easy to find. Located 100 meters from the highway.