Vineyards in San Miguel de Allende
Just as you read: there are vineyards in San Miguel de Allende. And not just any vineyards, beautiful places where winemaking is the apex of all kinds of activities. If you still don't have plans for this weekend or are looking for something new to do this vacation season, take note.
Until very recently, producing Mexican wine was an industry that was related only to Coahuila and Baja California. However, there are already more states that have joined this trend looking for a place in the world.
This is the case of San Miguel de Allende. A city that has been awarded many times for its magnificent architecture, its conservation and lately for being the epicenter of gastronomic and cultural trends.
The history of wine in San Miguel de Allende
We know and love Guanajuato for many reasons: its wonderful temples, the delicious gastronomy, its traditional cuisine and the history of its monuments; but until very recently we began to hear about the wine of this region.
And it is not because it is a new industry, in fact, the first vineyards were planted in this area. When Hernán Cortés arrived and founded New Spain, he had them planted in many areas of the territory.
History played a dirty trick on the winegrowers and the vineyards were destroyed by orders of Felipe II for political reasons. It was during the Porfiriato period when this activity was resumed and the vines began to decorate the Sierra de Santa Rosa, the road between Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende.
The whole century passed without hearing much about Guanajuato wine. It was not until 1989 that winemaking began to take off with the inauguration of the first vineyard, Cuna de Tierra.
Today, the landscapes have been embellished by vineyards of all types, with a very good share of foreign investment.
The most emblematic Vineyards in San Miguel de Allende
There are wineries for all profiles but they all share some common elements; the efforts have been great to make beautiful places that besides producing wine work for tourism.
Most of the vineyards produce red, rosé and white wines, you will be able to recognize the star of each one as soon as you visit them. In search of the perfect formula, projects have emerged with medals in international competitions and beverages that will surely steal your heart.
Cuna de tierra
This winery is striking at first sight for two reasons: the first is its incredible architecture, designed by architect Ignacio Urquiza. The second is that, once inside, at the top of the lookout tower, you can see the huge expanse of vineyards that complement the beauty of the place.
You can do several activities in this vineyard. Ask for a bicycle to ride through the vineyards and discover that they not only produce grapes, but also olives, vegetables and aromatic herbs.
Tours with tasting, food pairing and even group experiences can be arranged.
ASK FOR A BIKE TO RIDE THROUGH THE VINEYARDS!
Address: Carretera Dolores Hidalgo – San Luis de la Paz Km.11, El Rosillo, Dolores Hidalgo, Gto.
For 17 years, this winery has been dedicated to developing organic certified white, red and rosé wines.
Michelle, the owner of this winery, is in charge of all production. She took ideas from her native California, USA, to make her project in San Miguel de Allende.
Here the intention is to make the territory shine, so they experiment with different kinds of grapes looking for the one that best suits the climate. All production is artisanal and uses natural yeasts for fermentation.
To visit, it is important to book in advance so that they have everything ready when you arrive. The tour includes the corresponding tasting.
VISITING THE VINEYARDS AT THIS TIME WILL ALLOW YOU TO SEE THE GRAPES AT VERAISON, THAT IS, WHEN THEY CHANGE COLOR.
Address: Carretera San Miguel de Allende – Buenavista, San Felipe Km. 2.8, San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
San Lucas one of the most famous in San Miguel de Allende
In addition to being an excellent place for events (specifically weddings) and having spectacular architecture, San Lucas is a great place to make good wines.
This place belongs to a real estate development whose intention is to make rest houses where wine is the protagonist. Don't miss the tastings, which are held in a spectacular room designed for that purpose.
It is a boutique vineyard, so the land, although ample, produces little wine. Olives and lavender are also processed, so you can find many curiosities derived from these inputs.
To visit it is necessary to make a reservation, you can do it via email or WhatsApp. They also have a small hotel where you can stay to relax and let yourself be pampered all weekend.
WHEN YOU COME TO SAN LUCAS VINEYARDS DON'T MISS A TASTING IN THIS MAGNIFICENT ROOM.
Address: Carr. Querétaro – San Miguel de Allende, km 26, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, México
La santisima trinidad
In this vineyard you will hardly feel stressed or worried, and they have everything for you to relax and let yourself be pampered. It is well worth booking a night in the hotel that is inside this architectural complex.
It is called La Santísima Trinidad because it has three main products: grapevines, olive trees and lavender. You can visit the factory of the derivatives of all three and walk through the orchards that feed the restaurant.
They are dedicated to the extraction of lavender essences to make oils and fragrances. They also have a press where you can see how the olives are transformed into oil; as if that weren't enough, walking through their vineyards and learning about the winemaking process in such a beautiful setting is completely worth it.
Schedule your visit via Whatsapp or book a hotel night to enjoy the full experience.
Address: Carretera San Miguel de Allende – Dolores KM 81, Guanajuato.
THE CELLAR OF THIS WINERY IS SUBTERRANEAN, YOU WILL BE AMAZED BY THE WHOLE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT.
As soon as you turn off the road to reach this vineyard, you will be surprised by the beauty of the landscape that ends with a work of architectural art. The winery -which also has a restaurant and a hotel- is covered by a lattice with Mexican motifs that majestically welcomes you to enjoy the experience.
Tres Raíces was born from the minds of three friends who wanted to promote wine production in the region. It is one of the newest vineyards, yet it has become the perfect setting for spectacular events and harvests.
You can stay in one of its 12 rooms or spend a day on a tour that includes wine tasting and sampling.