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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  • Casa de Piedra

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

  • Tularosa Vineyards

    David Wickham, owner of theTularosa Vineyards Winery, is a native of Watkins Glen, New York. His ...

  • Vina de Liceaga

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

  • Casa Madero

    Casa Madero is the first official wine estate in Mexico, founded in 1597 by Don Lorenzo de Garc...

  • L.A. Cetto

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

  • 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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  • Reserva Real 2007

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    No character at all. Heard good reviews about the 2005, but they Domecq changed the grape varietals... why would you use different grapes under the same wine name in a different vintage??? Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • L. A. Cetto Petite Sirah 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • Chateau Domecq Cosecha Seleccionada Vino Blanco 2007

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    Bouquet: Grapefruitcreamy, spices, hint of licoricelong spicy finishexcellent wine, ideal mix of chardonnay and viognier Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • Santo Tomas Tempranillo 2006

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    175 Pesos in Mexico - ca. 14 US$.Fruity and mature, very well balanced. Strong notes of vainilla. Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • L. A. Cetto Nebbiolo Reserva Privada 2002

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    The best Nebbiolo I have ever tried outside of Italy. The 2003 is even better. Read More

    Wine review by Degrandcru


  • I am not good at uploading photos so let me start by saying, pictures of all .../Mexico%20Wineries/We go to the Guadalupe Valley often and took some pictures this last trip. It started with the drive to the Valley. The roads were never good but they are working on them right now and it is a downright treacherous trip out there. If anyone is thi... Read More

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  • Hello,does anybody knows a web site or a place in California where I can buy a ... a bottle of wine produced in Mexico. I know Mexico is not well known for wine; however, there is a great region in Baja that has great vineyards such as MONTE XANIC OR L.A. CETO. If any body doubts try the GRAN RICARDO 1995 YOU WILL BE SURPRISED. any hints will ... Read More

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  • Hello all! I found your wonderful site for wine and enthusiasts! I love wine, ... hand do not. I live in New Mexico in a small town on the eastern side, we are lucky to have people here that even know wine exists! So, my question is this. Is anyone familiar with any New Mexico wines that are of particular enjoyment? I have not sampled much of ... Read More

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  • Gruet Winery Champagne Blend Brut Rosé NV

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    A great inexpensive rose, and a real triumph for New Mexico's wine industry. Opens with notes of cherry and green apples. It says 'brut' but its noticeably off-dry. There's a soft yeastiness and some biscuit notes, but there's arent dominant. Excellent for the price Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo Private Reserve Barrel Aged Baja Mexico 2003

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    Wine review by oceank8


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