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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

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  • Santa Fe Vineyards

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

  • Asombroso Tequila

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

  • Milagro Vineyards

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

  • Baron Balch'e

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

  • 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...

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  • Gruet Brut NV

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    Wine review by alavaughn


  • Gruet Brut NV

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    Wine review by skieser


  • L. A. Cetto Petite Sirah 2006

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    Rachelle- Raspberry, fruity and dry. smells sweet, tastes dry.Jeff- medium-full body. nice finish, not oakie. Very nice. good nose. definite re-buy. dont eat with cream sauces. Very good with chocolate. Read More

    Wine review by JeffRachelle


  • L. A. Cetto Petite Sirah 2006

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    Wine review by JeffRachelle


  • On the weekend I made a little trip to visit the wineries in the state of ... ... ... drive to Freixenet of Mexico (Mexican subidiary of the spanish company):http://www.freixenetmexico.com.mx/Freixenet/Index.htmlFreixenet also offers a free tour, where one can visit the deepest cavas in the Americas (25 mts). They also produce the sparkling w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine tour in Querétaro, México


  • Château Camou Flor de Guadalupe Blanc de Blancs NV

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    love it! clean and refreshing, great with shellfish! Read More

    Wine review by jackietheredhead


  • Dh Lescombes Ratafia NV

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    We had been waiting for a special occasion to drink this wine. One finally came along. The bottle stated sweet table wine as the description. It would have been nice to have been a little more informed before using it with the main course. This is definitely a dessert wine. It was by far the sweetest wine I have tasted to date. The winemak... Read More

    Wine review by robcan303


  • Albarolo Fruta Del 2006

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    389 Pesos en La Europea, Mexico City, dark color, very intense, hint of chocolate, but lack of character Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • Gruet Brut NV

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    tangy lemon scenttart and a bit milky (as opposed to creamy) Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


  • Cavas Valmar Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

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    Wine review by elle27


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