Unknown to many, Mexico has the oldest tradition of wine making in the Americas. The firstÂ vineries and wine production were in the northern state of Coahuila, where the settlers encountered good water sources and an abundance of native vines.
Mexican wine is mostly produced and consumed in Mexico, especially in the northern states. The climate and soil of the central andÂ southern states is not very suitable to vine cultivation.
Major producing regions are Valle (valley) de Guadalupe, Baja California, Caborca, Valle de Tequisquiapan in Queretaro, de Zacatecas in Zacatecas, and de Parras in Coahuila. These regions produce all sorts of excellent Chardonnay, Semillion, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Lenoir.
Of the above Valle de Guadalupe is the mostÂ successfulÂ and well-known wine producing region of Mexico. Apart from the beauty of its scenery, connoisseurs of good wine should not miss a chance to visit thisÂ fertile valley, if onlyÂ for the good taste its cuisineÂ will leave on the palate.