Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Wine culture becomes a vital part of experiencing Guanajuato

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Meagan Drillinger a travel expert journalist since 2009, says her favorite country is Mexico for its rich cultural diversity, food, landscape and its people. She recently published the following article on travel weekly: “Raise a glass to the wines of Guanajuato”.

Mexico made a splash on the wine scene a few years ago when people started buzzing about the Valle de Guadelupe on the Baja peninsula. But this is not Mexico’s only wine region worth knowing. In the heart of Mexico, in the central state of Guanajuato, is another burgeoning wine country that is poised to make a name for itself.


Dinner in the Sky Guanjuato (Image: Google)

You may know Guanajuato as the state that is home to San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo and Comonfort, and these are all fantastic places to know and explore.

But Guanajuato also has a rich wine-growing tradition that dates to the 16th century, when Spanish conquistadors brought European grapes to the region.

Back then the production of wine was strictly for the use of the church; today the country is reviving its wine culture and making it a very vital part of experiencing Guanajuato.

Americans may be unfamiliar with the wine tradition of the region because Guanajuato, like Switzerland, does not export any of its bottles to the U.S.


Camino de Vinos wine from Guanajuato (Photo: Google)

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