Back in 2018, I drove down to Mexico to spend the end of the year in the Valle De Guadalupe. Kyle and I had been seeing a lot about the area, it’s about a 40 minute drive north of Ensenda, specifically hearing about how great the wineries and wine scene was there. Since then, it seems like that scene has continued to grow in amazing ways as evidenced by the addition of spots like Bloodlust (yes, you read that correctly) which you see below.
Bloodlust is a gastronomic space and wine bar started by three friends, Juliette Cheanne , Poncho Muriedas, and Yuri Muriedas. The iconic look of Bloodlust was created by illustrator Jaime Zuverza, which was inspired by a drop of wine, not a head of garlic. Think of it like many drops of wine combined together to form a round space. If you want to read more about the space, ArchDaily has a great profile on the development.
I absolutely wish I would have been able to visit Bloodlust because a space like this is like my literal dream. It’s totally surreal. The plaster work is so beautifully done, and the menu looks absolutely delicious. Is it “Instagrammable” yes, sure, but who cares? I want more spaces that feel unique and interesting and different, and this is one the coolest examples of an innovative concept that I’ve seen in a long time.