Thursday, May 31, 2012

August . Ensenada, Baja California, Fiesta de Vendimia - Wine Grape Harvest Festival.

 
Taste wine from Mexico's largest and most famous vineyards of the Santo Tomas Valley in this delightful coastal city on the Bahia de Todos Santos. The festival also offers a variety of "comida corridas", traditional Mexican main meals.
A great time of year to enjoy the Pacific coast side of the Baja peninsula.
Look at the detailed program here (in Spanish): http://www.provinoac.org/espanol/calendarioCompleto.php

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wine festival this summer in Baja California.


The Baja California State Tourism Secretary (SECTURE) and Provino wine committee traveled to Mexico city to present the 20th edition of Fiestas de la Vendimia de Baja California (Baja California wine harvest festival) ,a press conference with key Mexico national media where on hand to cover the event last week.

The article continues here: http://www.discoverbajacalifornia.com/new.php?id=265



Friday, May 04, 2012

Do you want to discover the history of the Mexican wines ?

The Mexicans are the oldest American wine producers. In the pre-Columbian age (before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors) the Indians used the vine to produce a drink to which they added other fruits and honey.
The vines from Europe adapted well to their new environment and were so productive that one could make wine and brandy. The development of the industry was nipped in the bud however when Madrid totally prohibited the making of wine in order to protect Spanish home-grown product.
At the end of the XIX th century, the Concannon family, pioneer in the Californian state (Livermore Valley, US) convinced the Mexican government to take advantage of the viticultural potential of the country and introduced a dozen French vine types and varietals in Mexico
 
Only in the period of stability post-1940 did a modern winemaking industry emerge, helped by rigorous protectionism. There was revived interest in table wines in the twentieth century.