Our history begins when Juan Ríos, the current owner of Barón Balché, in 1997 decides to restore a family property that spanned 32 hectares and its adjacent, abandoned vineyards.
From humble beginnings that involved elaboration of nonprofit, homemade wine, Mr. Ríos has now embarked upon a new experience in which he surrounds himself by wine connoisseurs and knowledge alike.
The construction of the cellar begins in 200 and
the first five labels make their debut one year later:
Zinfandel, Reserva Especial, Double Blanc, Grenache and Tempranillo.
likewise, the production of Premium wines commences in 2005, for them to be
present on shelve in 2008.
Wine production increased as time went by, with a production of 20,000 crates and the following selection available: 18 labels, 14 red wines, 3 white wines and a clarette.
A restaurant was built soon afterwards due to constant demand from their clientele.
Barón Balché plan to increase their production to 50,000 crates and to erect a hotel on their property in the future.
The name Barón Balché pays tribute to Maya culture. The word “balché” was used to refer to a tree cherished by the Maya peoples for its fruit, a fruit used to make a fermented drink they served to high-ranking officials. On the other hand, ”barón” (Spanish for “Baron”) is a title of honor.
MAYA TRIBUTE COLLECTION
(STAR) 8th DAY
It embodies a musical octave, rebirth, unconditional love and vitality.
It fuses elegance and beauty to establish harmony as Planet Earth, our guide in the universe as a whole, do.
(SEED) 4th DAY
It embodies growth, the harvest and flourishing.
It symbolizes life reproducing on the soil’s surface.
It signals the moment to self-improvement and synchronizing receptivity.
HANAB - KU
It embodies the constant evolution that the human being goes through, and is located in the center of the Maya calendar.
It symbolizes the creator deity, personifying the great, dual cosmic opposites. Hanab-Ku and its contrasts, and how to embody the eternal struggle between ignorance and conscience, from where the human spirit emerges and flourishes.