The First Grape Harvest Fest at Tres Raíces
By Jesús Aguado
More than 900 people gathered at Tres Raíces in Tequisquiapan to celebrate the vineyard’s first grape harvest festival—and the final one of the season in the state.
Attendees enjoyed paella, gorditas, mescal, tequila, and, of course, the house wines, which were Sauvignon blanc, shiraz, and cabernet. They also were treated to an exhibit of traditional Mexican dresses, grape stomping, and a sunset concert by the band Matute, who played songs from the ’80s and ’90s. The night was capped off by fireworks over a view of the vineyards, the lake, and the mountains.
Tres Raíces began grape production in 2016, opening its doors in October 2018. It is part of a statewide wine boom involving dozens of vineyards. Today Guanajuato is annually producing 300,000 bottles of wine, the fourth highest producer in the country after Baja California, Querétaro, and Chihuahua.