In the Parras Valley, Casa
the oldest winery
in all of North America.
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 comfortably 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.
The best times to travel to the region are August and September for the annual grape harvest, “La Vendimia” (see below) , and in June for the “Feria de la Uva y el Vino”.
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