POINTS OF INTEREST
Considered the new giant among the region’s vineyards, this winery currently produces 4,000 cases of wine but is slated to reach 20,000 by 2018. Making up the property is Latitude 32 restaurant and a soon to be resort with luxury villas. For now, most stop by to sample the fine blends named after constellations in honor of the owner’s love for astronomy. Behind the barrel is winemaker Jesus Rivera, responsible for much of the success of neighboring wineries where he previously consulted. For an elegant Chardonnay, try Capricornius, or for an Italian grape blend of Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, the Perseus aged 24 months in French oak barrels is also wonderful. The Copernicus is one of their most popular reds. Tastings and tours are available daily for $6.