🇲🇽MEXICO


MEXICO IS–   Regions- 7     @Mexico City

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Fiano, Gewurtraminer, Macabeo, Moscato Canelli, Palomino, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Xarel-Lo
  • RED= Aglianico, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chasselas, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Rubi Cabernet, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Piedirosso, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel

GEOGRAPHY Mexico(North-West)

  • REGIONS– Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Northern Baja, Sonora, Queretaro, Zacatecas

SOILS Metemorphic‘, “Sedimentary

  • **Refer to “TERROIR/ Geology & Soil” For Detailed Information On Soils.

CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Desert Influence

VITICULTURE– 2,500 ha. Planted,  (White    %/ Red      %)

  • #36 In Grape Production & #30 In Wine Consumption In World

HISTORY  1521 @Mexico Viticulture, Influenced by Conquistadors/ Dominican Missionaries From Spain.

CULTURE First Commercial Winery In North America, Casa Madera(Founded 1597)



The North Zone

NORTHERN BAJA-Region     @Ensenada, Tijuana

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Viognier, Palomino
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mission, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(North-West), REGION-Northern Baja, “Multi-Appellation”
    • Sierra de Baja California Mountain Range Bisects Baja North-South
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling”
  • CLIMATE= WestMediterranean”        EastDesert (Sonora)
  • VITICULTURE– Brandy– Pedro Domecq’s Presidente
    • Estates/ Producers– Aldo Palafox, Cava Maciel, Valle de Tintos
  • CULTURE–   ~Ruta del Vino~ Baja California Wine Trail
    • GASTRONOMY…”Baja-Med Cuisine” Seafood/ Lobster, Shrimp, Lamb
    • CHEESE

TECATE      @Tecate

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Cot, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO.(North), BORDERSUSA.(North)
    • Near Pacific Ocean(35km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling”
  • VITICULTURE–   ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Bichi(Nat.Pro.)

CALAFIA     @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”
  • CLIMATEMediterranean
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

VALLE De GUADELOUPE     @Guadalupe

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Fiano, Moscato Canelli, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Aglianico, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chasselas, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Rubi Cabernet, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO.(North) North-East of Ensenada-City(20km.)
    • In Baja California DO., @Hw.#3/ Tecate Ensenada
    • Sub-Zones San Antonio de las Minas, Canada Del Trigo
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Guadeloupe)”
    • +Alt. 300mt.-380mt., On~Pacific~Ocean~(Near/ 30 km.)
  • CLIMATE=MediterraneanWith DesertInfluence,   Summers– Hot, Cool Nights   |   Winters– Cold
  • VINICULTURE– Wine From Valle de Guadeloupe Are Said to Possesss Noticeable Salinity
    • Estates/ Producers– Adobe Guadalupe, Bibayoff, Baron Balche, Bordelais, Casa de Dona Lupe, Chateau Camou(80ha.), Carrodilla, Casa Magoni, Cava de Don Juan, El Cielo(54 ac.), Domecq(International), Estacion Porvenir, Hacienda La Lomita, Henri Lurton, L.A. Cetto(1,000ha.), Lechuza, Lomita, Magoni, Mino Auro, Mogor Badan, Montefiori, Monte Xanic(75ha.), Paoloni, Roganto, Santos Brujos, San Valentin, Suenos, Tanama, Vena Cava, Vinas de Garza, Vinedos Malagon

  • SAN ANTONIO De Las MINAS      @Villa de Jurarez
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Viognier
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Zinfandel
    • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO., In Valle de Guadalupe, @Hw.#3
    • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(San Antonio)”
    • CLIMATE= Mediterranean With Desert Influence,  Cooler Micro-Climate Than Valle Guadalupe
      • Summers– Hot, Cool Nights,   Winters– Cold
    • VITICULTURE– ?  ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers– Casa de Piedra(Sparkling), Vina de Liceaga, Vinisterra, Tres Valles

VALLE De SANTO TOMAS     @Santa Tomas

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Mission, Syarah, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO.,  South of Ensenada(38km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Santo Tomas”, +Alt. 150 mt.- 600 mt.
    • Protected Bowl/ (8km. Long & 3km. Wide)
  • SOILS= Metemorphic‘, “Sedimentary“, Alluvial
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean,   Summers– Hot, Cool Nights  |  Winters– Cold
  • VITICULTURE–   ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Bodegas de Santa Tomas(170ha.)

VALLE De SAN VICENTE     @San Vicente

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Barbera, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO.
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling/ Canyon”, +Alt.200mt.
    • BASIN/ San Vicente, On~San Vicente~River~
  • CLIMATE=Mediterranean”,  Summers– Hot, Cool Nights   |   Winters– Cold
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Henri Lurton, Rancho Llano Colorado
    • Vineyards– Rincon

SONORA-Region     @

  • WHITE= Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(North-East), REGION-Sonora
    • Sub-Zones Caborca, Hermosillo
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling”
  • CLIMATE= Continental
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
  • VINICULTUREBrandy,   Raisin Production
    • Estate/ Producers

La Laguna

DURANGO-Region     @

  • WHITE=
  • RED= Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(North-Central), REGION-Durango
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling”
  • CLIMATE= Continental
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
  • VINICULTUREBrandy
    • Estate/ Producers

COAHUILA-Region         @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(North-Central), REGION-Coahuila
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Sierra Madre Mountains
  • CLIMATE= Continental
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers

  • PARRAS VALLEY      @Parras de la Fuenta
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Semillon
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
    • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico, REGION-Coahuila
    • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Parras)”
      • SLOPES/ Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains, +Alt.5,000 ft.
    • CLIMATE=Continental,   Summers– Hot, Cool Nights,   Winters– Cold
    • VITICULTURE–   ?  ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers– Casa Madera(Founded 1597/ Oldest Winery In the America’s)

Central Mexico

ZACATECAS-Region       @

  • WHITE= ?
  • RED= Black Spanish, Lenoir, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(Central), REGION-Zacatecas
    • Sub-Zones Aguascalientes, Ojocaliente, Valle de la Macarena
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 2,000mt.
  • CLIMATEContinental
  • VITICULTURE–   ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers

  • AGUASCALIENTES      @
    • WHITE= Chardonnay
    • RED= Garnacha
    • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(Central), REGION-Zacatecas(South)
    • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling”
    • CLIMATE= “Continental
    • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers

GUANAJUATO-Region       @Guanajuato City

  • WHITE= Moscatel, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Carmenere, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(Central), REGION-Guanajuato
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.  mt.
  • CLIMATEContinental
  • VITICULTURE–   ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers– Pajaro Azul(20ha.), San Lucas, La Santisima Trinidad, Tres Raics

QUERATARO-Region     @Ezequiel Montes

  • WHITE= Albarino, Chardonnay, Gewurtraminer, Macabeu, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Xarel-Lo
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Syrah, Tempranillo, Tinta de Bernal
  • GEOGRAPHY– Mexico(SouthCentral), REGION-Guanajuato, @Hw.#120
    • North-West of Mexico-City(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY–  “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ ?, Alt.2,000 mt.
  • CLIMATEContinental
  • VINICULTURE– SPARKLING– Traditional
    • Estates/ Producers– Azteca, De Cote, Finca Sala Vive(Freixenet), Redonda, San Juanito, Venedos, Vinos de Marques


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.