Follow the wine route

By Sandra Ríos

San Miguel has recently become one of the most important wine producing areas in Mexico. Here are some options for walking through vineyards and tasting the noble wines that this land generates. We’ll begin with Bodega Dos Búhos, where you can take part in a wine making workshop or take a tour through the vineyards, cellar and tasting room. From 10 different grapes, they produce a wide range of wine styles, such as Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Aglianico, Sauvignon Blanc and Moscato Giallo.

Carretera 111, San Miguel de Allende to Querétaro km 6. Tel. 55 5351 5060.

Moving farther down the road, we find Vinícola Toyan, a place with beautiful fields and an impressive wine cellar that is 14 feet underground. This vintner produces organic wines. Four strains of grapes are used to create Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, each with a unique identity and personality.

Carretera San Miguel de Allende a Querétaro km 8.5. Tel 415 152 7400.

Finally, toward the road to Dolores Hidalgo, is Cuna de Tierra, one of the most representative vineyards of good Mexican wine. Here you can request a cart ride through the vineyards, then move to the barrel room, ending with a tasting of artisan wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sirah and Cabernet Franc, with tempting aromas and complex flavors.

Carretera Dolores Hidalgo-San Luis de la Paz km 11. Rancho El Rosillo, Guanajuato.

Tel. 415 152 3322 and 415 113 4280.


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