JOIN Kurt and taste four Baja selections, and for many of us, for the first time! To get started, last year the New York Times wrote an article An Unexpected Wine Sanctuary.
"Believe it or not, Mexico makes wine too! The first vineyards in North America were planted in Mexico.
Grapes were first planted in Mexico during the 16th century by the Spanish. Despite the region's long history, the advance of modern Mexican wine is as recent as the 1970s. The region is a melting pot of French, Spanish, and Italian grapes, from Nebbiolo to Chenin Blanc, making up 7,700 acres of vineyards. Wine blends are quite popular here, although they don't always follow European traditions. More recently, single varietal wines are also gaining in popularity. Mexican wine is still very much a frontier of wine. The Mediterranean climate, morning fog from the Pacific, and valley topography feel pretty similar to parts of California. The major wine-making sub-regions here are characterized by granite-rich alluvial soils - attributes you might expect to find in the Northern Rhône Valley of France." - Wine Folly. We all have much to learn. Hope you can JOIN US!
Here are the 2 white and 2 red wines we will be sampling: Casa Magoni Vermentino-Chardonnay, Monte Xanic Sauvignon Blanc, Monte Xanic Cabernet Sav-Syrah, Bodegas de Santo Tomas Mision.
Sip, Socialize and a Bit of Education & Bring a Friend.