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In the Parras Valley, Casa
Madero is the oldest winery
in all of North America.

 

This area which is not well known for wines in the modern world, but that was not the case in colonial times. The north-central state of Coahuila boasts the oldest winery in North America, the award-winning Casa Madero Winery in the historic Parras Valley.

The valley is a microclimate that provides a veritable oasis in the desert with mountain springs providing sufficient moisture, and warm (but not humid) days and cool nights in which wine grapes feel comfortabley at home.

The typical varieties of vine grown in the region include those that the early Spanish and Italian settlers brought with them, including White Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Semillon, Colombard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Tempranillo.


More information about La Laguna - Coahuila wine around the Web:


La Laguna Wines
- Brief but good coverage of the area from climate and the types of grapes grown through the history of the region. The figures of 25% of the grapes grown are for wine and eating while 75% are for distilling reflects the use of grapes in brandies and other spirits...and the occasional raisin and table grape.

A toast to Mexico's undiscovered wine country - Check out this archived story feature from the SFGate with an overview of the wines and wineries of Mexico beginning with La Laguna.

Above: Each year during "la vendimia" (the grape harvest) the town of Parras comes alive with
a celebration featuring fireworks, feasting, and traditional ceremonies to give thanks.


also see in Mexican Wines -> Baja Wineries

Queretaro Wineries | Sonora Wineries | Zacatecas


 

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