Mexican Wine

 

The history of Mexican wine production begins in the 1500s, when Hernan Cortes and his conquistadors exhausted their supply of wine while overthrowing the Aztecs. He ordered the colonists to plant 1000 grapevines for every 100 native “employees.” (Needless to say, “that mensch” is not something you hear people say about Cortes.) The Spanish conquistadors had vines brought over for religious mass, and more likely, wash down their food. With failed attempts to grow grapes in the more tropical regions of Mexico, the first grapes, known as Criolla (the mission grape of California and the Pais grape of Chile), were successfully planted in the Parras Valley of Coahuila. Growing in Puebla and Zacatecas soon followed. The first Mexican wine estate, Casa Madero, was founded in 1597 by Lorenzo Garcia in Santa Maria de los Parras in Coahuila and still exists.
 
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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Casa de Piedra

    This project was born with the desire to produce an excellent wine for the enjoyment of the group...

  • Asombroso Tequila

    The recipe for the original tequila, AsomBroso, dates to the time the first agave heart was cooke...

  • Santa Fe Vineyards

    "All our wine labels are from original paintings by Amado Peña" We have recently partnered with ...

  • Château Camou

    At Château Camou, we are striving day-in day-out to attain a single goal: creating great wines in...

  • Monte Xanic

    The Valle de Guadalupe is located 30 kilometers inland from Ensenada, on Mexico's Pacific Coast, ...

  • Baron Balch'e

    Barón Balché is a symbol of Nobility. The Mission of the Barón Balché Vineyard is to produce the ...

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  • They've had a hell of a time with it in Burgundy, like a 50-90% lost ... ... in 2016.Southern California/Mexico harvest already in full effect.In South Africa, Vintners on the cape dealt with torrid heat, drought, wildfires, and more in '16.&nbs Read More

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  • Hi everyone!  New member and wine lover here. Im from California so I ... ...  I've been in Mexico (Ensenada) valley and its beautiful!  I hope to learn from all of you and also share my experiences. Thanks!!&nbs Read More

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  • The writer for the first example writes a lot about CA and the West and the Pacific and Mexico. The book this comes from is even centered in southern Orange County, JD. Stephen King is *not* cool SoCal hip.  ;-( Read More

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  • Buy Quality Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas,birth ... Australia, Belgium,Mexico,Spain, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France,Ireland,Portugal,Sweden, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USA, and so many  other countries  . We are the best producers of quality documents,With over 1 million of our documents circulating over the world.We off... Read More

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  • Buy Quality Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas,birth ... Australia, Belgium,Mexico,Spain, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France,Ireland,Portugal,Sweden, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USA, and so many  other countries  . We are the best producers of quality documents,With over 1 million of our documents circulating over the world.We off... Read More

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  • L.a. Cetto Nebbiolo Private Reserve 2012

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    A great every day wine - full medium body with a robust 'nose' and a surprisingly long finish. Read More

    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Malagon Los Sesenta Sangiovese/Nebbiolo 2014

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    Minty, fruity nose. Initial taste is of not quite ripe fruitplum, peach, green apple. As the wine passes back, there is noticeable tannin, but it is not excessive. It does give the wine a bit of sturdiness. An unfortunate bitterness on the very back of the palate, but, maybe, Im being hypercritical. Surprisingly short finish. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I have not tried the Quinta do Crasto, but will see if I can find it here in Mexico. Thanks for the tip. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bitter finish


  • Don´t know, I am at the last glass. It´s still drinkable, but I ... ... holidays just started in Mexico).&nbs Read More

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  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... 780 miles from Oregon to Mexico. With 108 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), more than 4,600 winegrape growers and an estimated 3,000 bonded wineries, California grows winegrapes in 46 of its 58 counties. Its tumultuous geologic history yields more than 2,000 distinct soil types, ... Read More

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