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Rancho El Ojo is a pristine ranch in Durango and the birthplace of Origen Raiz. It is owned by the Saravia family, who act as stewards of the land to conserve the balance and rejuvenate the health of the grassland ecosystem. With an abundance of agave, this certified wildlife preserve also presented a wonderful opportunity. Don Valentin Cortés, with his knowledge of traditional mezcal from Oaxaca, joined the Saravia’s to build Viñata El Ojo. The two families now produce Mezcal and Sotol with much love and respect. Dixeebe!

MAESTRO Don Valentin Cortés

VINATERO Don Job Rodriguez

MAGUEY Cenizo A. Durangensis


VILLAGE El Ojo, Malpais, Durango


OVEN/FUEL Earthen pit  / black oak


MILL Tahona


FERMENT Wild fermented, pine vats


DISTILLATION 2X 280 liter alembic of copper



Aroma – Papaya, red fruit, clay, gentle smoke

Taste – Red currants, mango, fresh pear

Texture – Smooth, complex, peppered spice


UPC 7500462431402

ABV 47-50


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