San Miguel hopes to become a wine destination
By Jade Arroyo
The local government is working on plans to entice a new group of tourists to the city: wine lovers. During tourism high seasons 80 percent of San Miguel’s income derives from visitors. Currently, San Miguel already has some successful vineyards, such as Rancho Toyán. Others are located nearby, outside the limits of the municipality.
Mayor Mauricio Trejo was in France from June 17 to 24 to meet with French wine producers, starting with a meeting in Bordeaux with the leading exporter of French wine, Georges DuBoeuf. He also met with Mayor Alain Suguenot; Sofía Otokoré, vice president of the Commerce Council; and Hervé Romat, a leading wine consultant.
The trip concluded in Paris, where Trejo had a meeting with business manager Mauricio Escanero, a permanent delegate to UNESCO, the Mexican ambassador to France, Agustín García López, and the deputy director general of UNESCO, Pilar Alvarez Laso, in order to strengthen relations between San Miguel de Allende and the international organization.