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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Milagro Vineyards

    Milagro Vineyards and Winery strives to make fine wine, starting in the Vineyard by raising the f...

  • Cavas Valmar

    The story of CavasValmar starts when in 1919 arrives to Ensenada Don Federico Valentin, born in t...

  • Vina de Liceaga

    Established in 1983, by an aquisition of 20 hectares of land on the Ensenada Tecate Highway. At V...

  • Château Camou

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

  • Casa de Piedra

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

  • Santa Fe Vineyards

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

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  • Settled for a very generic Salice Salentino last night.  We'll drink ... ... when we get back from Mexico.  It's been my fall back for young Nebbiolo for a few vintages, although I found some non-DOCG last summer and a Gattinara that fit the bill, too.  I'm probably a little unusual in liking young Nebbiolo but I could sub it in for lesser Pi... Read More

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  • L. A. Cetto Nebbiolo 2005

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    Wine review by Caligirlintpa


  • Y'all are going to have finished yours before mine arrives.  Chill ... my Secret Santa, I leave for Mexico on Saturday.  Just sayin'.&nbs Read More

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  • Chateau Domecq Cosecha Seleccionada Vino Blanco 2007

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    Wine review by Couttolene


  • Casa Madero Shiraz 2011

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    Another bottle had with dinner last night at Mercat Bistro. Another first..a wine from Mexico. Syrah and Cabernet Blend.n Cherry, Plum, and Blueberry. with Vanilla and tobacco and savory herbs. Not available by the glass, but reasonable by the bottle. Very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tres Valles Kuwal Baja California 2012

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    Clear garnet color. Astringent nose with some red berry fruit aroma. On the tongue, light on the red fruit flavor, and very earthy. Very rustic feeling. Slight bitterness on the back of the palate adds to the rustic characterization. Not a sophisticated or complex wine at all, but, all in all, seems like a good match with hamburgers. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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  • Interesting article JD but I'm not sure he doesn't jump to conclusions ... populations of China, India, Mexico and Brazil explode over the next few decades, they'll take it as western imperialism if we ask them nicely to stop destroying trees and forests and stop burning coal and oil. The US can try to lead by example, but if you're interested... Read More

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