Visit Mexican wine regions
Mexico has been producing wine for over 500 years. Still, it is only in the 20 years that historic wine regions have started growing. While the region's warm climate makes full-bodied, fruit-forward wines easy to come by, growers are opting for balance, complexity, and diversity exploration in place of force.
Mexico is not traditionally known as a major wine-producing country, but in recent years, the country's wine industry has been growing and developing. Some of the main wine regions in Mexico include:
Baja California: This region, located in the northwest of Mexico, is considered the main wine-producing region in the country. It is known for its Mediterranean climate and its fertile soils, which are suitable for growing a variety of grape varieties. The region is known for producing high-quality red and white wines, as well as sparkling wines.
Valle de Guadalupe: This region is located in Baja California and is home to many wineries and vineyards. It is known for producing a variety of wines, including whites, reds and rosés, and sparkling wines, using mainly international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, as well as some native grape varieties.
Querétaro: This region is located in central Mexico and is known for its rich soils and ideal climate for growing grapes. The wineries in this region mainly produce red and white wines, using mainly international grape varieties.
Jalisco: This region is located in west-central Mexico and is known for its hot and dry climate, which is suitable for growing grape varieties such as Tempranillo, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
San Luis Potosí: This region is located in north-central Mexico and is known for its high-altitude vineyards and its ideal climate for growing grape varieties such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay.
There are no formal appellations or other geographic designations, unlike in other wine-producing countries. Due to the lack of limits in Mexico, experimentation has flourished. In Mexico, almost any grape may grow.