Like our roots in the Westside our love for community, wine, and history runs deep.
A third-generation Westsider who grow up nomadic in art, travel, and life, Salena began her wine journey in the Dundee Hills of Portland, Oregon, drinking plenty of Pinot Noir. She and her husband of ten years, Eduardo Guipzot, celebrated an anniversary's by visiting a pueblo mágico, Cuatrociénegas, Coah., where Salena had her very first Mexican wine, Anakoba - Cuatro2 (which remains one of her favorites to this day). Eduardo, originally Escobedo, Coahuila, a small pueblito of 400 people or so, nestled outside of San Buenaventura, Coahuila. Eduardo can trace his roots to a Frenchman entering Mexico through the Vera Cruz port in the late 1800s. Traveling North to San Luis Potsi, ending up in the middle of the desert in Coahuila, settling his familia in Escobedo, Coahuila., MX. Eduardo's father, who passed in 2021, lived in the Westside during the 1960's while working on the Tower of America.
So, when it came to opening the first Mexican wine shop in the country, it was a no brainer for Salena & Eduardo to open Casa Guipzot (Sept. 2, 2022) in memory of our loved ones who worked so hard to survive the Westside, el corazón of San Antonio.
We have so much to be thankful for in our first year as we hosted the first Vinos & Tacos Festival in the country and celebrated our one year anniversary since opening the wine shop.