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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

Subregions of Mexico

Popular Wineries in Mexico View all

  • Monte Xanic

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

  • L.A. Cetto

    Vinos Cetto bajo la tutela y dirección de Don Luis Agustín Cetto, en 1963, da paso a una trans...

  • Cavas Valmar

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

  • Asombroso Tequila

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

  • Casa de Piedra

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

  • 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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Mexico on Snooth

  • Sierra Blanca Vino Blanco 2007

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    Very intense, fruity bouquet - peachVery fruity in beginning, peach and green apple... fruit taste fades quickly and leaves... nothingnothing special, but OK for the price (under US$ 10). Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • Ridge Monte Bello California Premier 1997

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    Huge, super concentrated, black ink, with a nose of ripe boysenberries, tar, and taste of a big grapey fruit. Not as vibrant when it was young( I tried this 8 years ago, and just now), but after some air, it gives a hint of its youthful past. Low acidity, but lush, good finish, and almost sinful.If you can find this one, let me know! Read More

    Wine review by edub


  • Marqués del Valle Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    Bouquet: pearFruity with nice acidity. Nice wine for a summer night. Nothing out of the world, but great value for the price. Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • L. A. Cetto Zinfandel 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Majikk


  • La Redonda Red Blend Orlandi 2004

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    Buquet: sour cherry & moist clothlight and fruity for a Cabernet/Malbec, low alcohol (12.5%)nice every day wine. Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • L.A. Cetto Cabernet Sauvingon 2006

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    This Wine of the year 2004 is FABULOUS, jump on board. It is not familiar to the U>S< market based on Mexican Tax Laws, Be assured by a California girl who loves wine..buy it up! Read More

    Wine review by sandra scholz


  • Xa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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    wild berry, cherry, hint of vanilla & dark chocolatemedium finish80 pesos in mexican supermarkets. Nothing special, but good value for the price Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • Wines of the San Juan White Blend Pale Morning Dun NV

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    This is a very smooth and sweet white wine. Great for any setting - with meals or social occasions. It is one wine that I found on a recent trip to Santa Fe and one I will be ordering more of soon!! Read More

    Wine review by asovey


  • Gruet Winery Champagne Blend Brut Rosé NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by jcwino


  • Vino Blanco Calafia 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Majikk


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