Mexican Vintners & 'World Class' Wines are Gaining Fame

on 14/09/10 at 4:32 pm

Wine

Mexico was the first country in all the Americas to introduce high quality grapes onto this continent. It was the Spaniards who, in 1521, first planted vines in Mexico.

Vitis vinifera (common grape vine) is a species of Vitis “native to the Mediterranean region, central Europe, and southwestern Asia, from Morocco and Spain north to southern Germany and east to northern Iran.”

Despite an early introduction to grape growing and wine making in Mexico, it’s only been over the last 20 years that the quality of most Mexicans wines has truly evolved.

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