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sonora mapWhile Baja wineries may have the eye of the international wine critics, half of Mexico’s vineyards are in Sonora, despite the arid desert weather conditions where heavy irrigation is a must.

Many of the grapes are table grapes or are used for raisins or brandy production. Much of the wine grape production, on the other hand, is shipped to Baja or north to wineries in Arizona, and as a result only local boutique wineries remain as the region's big draw for wine tourism.

The two main wine grape growing regions in Sonora are Hermosillo and Caborca, where wine grapes such as Barbera, Cardinal, and Palomino are grown in abundance ...


More about Sonora grapes around the Web:

While wine grapes are shipped off to neighboring Arizona,
table grapes are the main focus of Sonora grape production.

Mexico Travel Guide - Route of the Rio Sonora - Excellent travel guide with maps, photos & directions from Arizona and other major gateways to the region.


also see in Mexican Wines ->

Baja wineries | La Laguna wineries | Queretaro | Zacatecas

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