🇲🇽MEXICO


MEXICO IS–   Regions- 7     @Mexico City

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

GEOGRAPHY Mexico(North-West)

  • REGEIONS-Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Northern Baja, Sonora, Queretaro, Zacatecas

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary

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

CLIMATE Mediterranean With Desert Influence

VITICULTURE– 2,500 ha. Planted,  (36% White/ 64% Red)

  • Mexico is- #36 In Grape Production/ #30 In Wine Consumption In World

HISTORY & CULTURE  

  • 1521 @Mexico Viticulture, Influenced by Conquistadors Dominican Missionaries From Spain.
  • 1597 @Mexico Viticulture, First Commercial Winery In North America Was Casa Madera.


The North Zone

NORTHERN BAJA-Region     @Ensenada, Tijuana

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Trousseau Gris, Viognier, Palomino
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Garnacha, Merlot, Mission, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Mexico(North-West), REGION-Northern Baja, Multi-Appellation
    • SLOPES/ Sierra de Juarez Mountains
    • Sierra de Baja California Mountain Range Bisects Baja North-South.
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  Flat/ Rolling
  • CLIMATE- West- Mediterranean        East- Desert (Sonora)
  • VITICULTURE– 11,000 ac.
    • Valle de Guadalupe is Often Used as a Catch-All Phase For Baja Wines, But Most of Valle de Guadalupe Wineries Source Grapes From the Many Sub-Zones.
  • VINICULTURE-  
    • Brandy– Pedro Domecq’s Presidente
    • Estates/ Producers- Aldo Palafox, Cava Maciel, Valle de Tintos
  • CULTURE- WINE TRAILSRuta del Vino~ Baja California Wine Trail
    • GASTRONOMYBaja-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.), Sub-Zone- Puerta Norte
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, Slopes/ ?, +Alt.2,000 ft.
  • 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
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
  • 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, North-East of Ensenada(20mi.)
    • Sub-Zones- San Antonio de las Minas, Canada Del Trigo
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Guadeloupe)
    • SLOPES/ Sierra de Juarez Mountains, +Alt. 300mt.- 380mt., On~Pacific~Ocean~(Near/ 30km.)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
    • Riverbed– Sand/ Sandy Loam Near   |   Foothills– Granite/ Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Desert Influence
    • *Summers– Hot, Cool Nights   |   *Winters– Cold, Mild
  • VITICULTURE- 5,000 ac.
    • Valle de Guadalupe is Often Used as a Catch-All Phase For Baja Wines, But Most of Valle de Guadalupe Wineries Source Grapes From the Many Sub-Zones.
  • 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, Mina Penelope Julio, Mino Auro, Mogor Badan, Montefiori, Monte Xanic(75ha.), Paoloni, Roganto, Santos Brujos, San Valentin, Solar Fortun, 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(South), @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, Mild
    • VITICULTURE- ?  ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers- Casa de Piedra(Sparkling), Vina de Liceaga, Vinisterra, Tres Valles

VALLE De OJOS NEGROS    @

  • WHITE=
  • RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO.(East), @Hw.#3
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Ojos Negros)
    • SLOPES/Sierra de Juarez Mountains, +Alt. 2,600 ft.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean*Summers– Hot, Cool Nights  |   *Winters– Cold
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers-

VALLE De La GRULLA    @

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  • RED=
  • GEOGRAPHY- Mexico, REGION-Northern Baja DO.(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Ojos Negros), SLOPES/
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sand, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean*Summers– Hot, Cool Nights  |   *Winters– Cold
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Aldo Cesar Palafox
  • CUTURE- AKA=Ejido Uruapan

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-City(38km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Santo Tomas), SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 150mt.- 600mt.
    • Protected Bowl/ (8km. Long & 3km. Wide)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial Sands, Gravel
  • 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., Near~Pacific~Ocean~(9mi.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY-  Flat/ Rolling/ Canyon, Valley(San Vicente), +Alt. 200mt.
    • BASIN/ San Vicente, On~San Vicente~River~
  • CLIMATE- “Mediterranean*Summers– Hot, Cool Nights   |   *Winters– Cold, Mild
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Henri Lurton, Rancho Llano Colorado
    • Vineyards- Rincon
  • CULTURE- Mission San Vicente(Founded 1780)

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
  • VINICULTURE- Brandy,  Raisin Production
    • Estate/ Producers-

La Laguna

DURANGO-Region     @

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

COAHUILA-Region         @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Mexico(North-Central), REGION-Coahuila
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Sierra Madre Mountains, +Alt. ?
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Hacienda Florida
  • PARRAS VALLEY      @Parras de la Fuenta
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Semillon
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
    • GEOGRAPHY- Mexico, REGION-Coahuila
    • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Parras)
      • SLOPES/ Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains, +Alt. 5,000 ft. to 7,000 ft.
    • CLIMATE- Continental,   *Summers– Hot, Cool Nights   |   *Winters– Cold, Mild
    • VITICULTURE-   ?  ha. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers- Casa Madera(Founded 1597/ Oldest Winery In the America’s), Don Leo, Rivero Gonzalez, Segovio Fuantos, El Vesubio

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.
  • CLIMATE- “Continental
  • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producersb
  • 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. ?
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • 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. 2,000mt.
  • CLIMATE- “Continental
  • 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.