Producer Profile

La Casa Vieja

Humberto Toscano's winemaking journey unfolds within the historic confines of San Antonio de las Miñas, an adobe ranch steeped in centuries-old lore. Raised amidst this idyllic setting, Humberto's return to the family estate marked a profound moment, embracing the serenity of rural life. His distinction lies in steadfast adherence to organic practices, nurturing three hectares of vineyards sans chemicals, fostering harmony with nature.

Crafting a select portfolio of four wines sourced solely from estate-grown grapes, Humberto champions a winemaking ethos that is both direct and minimalist. Embracing time-honored techniques, he extends macerations and favors aging in seasoned barrels and tinajas, lending each bottle a unique character.

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Where The Wines Come From

Baja California

Natural wine production in Baja California, Mexico, embodies the region's spirit of innovation and its unique blend of Old World tradition and New World creativity. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, Baja California's diverse microclimates and terroirs provide an ideal canvas for winemakers to experiment with a wide array of grape varieties. From the coastal plains of the Valle de Guadalupe to the rugged terrain of the Valle de Ojos Negros, the region's vineyards thrive under the warm sun and cool ocean breezes. Natural winemakers in Baja California embrace sustainable farming practices, eschewing synthetic chemicals in favor of organic and biodynamic methods to nurture healthy vines and vibrant ecosystems. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, allowing the grapes' natural flavors to shine through with spontaneous fermentation and minimal sulfur usage. The resulting wines are a testament to the region's terroir, with bright fruit flavors, lively acidity, and a sense of place that reflects the rugged beauty of Baja California. Whether enjoyed with local cuisine or savored on their own, natural wines from Baja California offer a taste of Mexico's burgeoning wine scene and the promise of discovery with every sip.