Mom's 90th Birthday

Celebrated Mom's 90th Birthday with a 4 day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada. The first day we settled in an cruised all night to Catalina Island. Once we got to Catalina Island we all split up doing our own things. Terry and I took mom on a Botanical Island Tour while Brian and Heather went snorkeling. Gary and Family went on a Humvee Tour of the Island. 

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After a nice day in Catalina the cruise ship headed towards Ensenada. We took Mom on a wine tour to the "Valle De Guadalupe" where we went to two wineries. The first winery "La Casa de Dona Lupe" was a small winery started by Dona Lupe. Dona Lupe is 81 years young and still works at the Winery. The second Winery L.A. Cetto is one of the most renowned and oldest wineries in Mexico. In addition to the vineyards, L.A. Cetto offers gardens, a picnic area, wine tasting room, tours and they also have a tasting boutique in Ensenada. 

La Casa de Dona Lupe

For approximately four decades, Doña Lupe and her son Daniel have worked the 30 hectares of land purchased by her late husband. From the beautiful grapes and olives they produce, they fashion a wide array of delicious quasi-organic creations including locally pressed olive oil, pesto sauce, gourmet marmalade  homemade bread and pizza, in addition to their glorious dessert wines and blended wines. Daniel studied for many years to become an organic vintner and takes great pride in the robust, flavorful wines he produces.

L.A. Cetto Winery

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L. A. Cetto is one of the most renowned and oldest wineries in Mexico. In addition to the vineyards, L. A. Cetto offers gardens, a picnic area, wine tasting room, tours and they also have a tasting boutique in Ensenada. Today, with more than 75 years of tradition and quality,  L. A. Cetto  are without doubt one of the most important wineries in the Mexican industry; a total of 132 obtained international prizes in France, Italy, Spain, England, Canada and the United States. L.A. Cetto is the Mexican winery recognized internationally; with awards from more than 25 countries. Their wines are a sample of the quality and the certainty of the Mexican vitivinicultura, tribute to the art to make good wine. 

© Jeff Hechter 2014